Category Archives: Environment

DQS CFS is now a Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

After a successful evaluation by the Global Reporting Initiative, DQS CFS has been officially appointed as a GRI Certified Training Partner in Germany. With thousands of reporting organizations in over 90 countries, the GRI guidelines are the most commonly used framework for sustainability reporting in the world. The GRI certified training courses aim …

Tackling Food Waste with the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard

In the past months, a great deal has been written about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs present an ambitious agenda for sustainability and targets to be achieved by 2030. However, many companies feel there has been a lack of guidance on how to achieve these goals. If you are an actor in the food industry or a retailer …

DQS successfully concludes Assurance Review of Symrise Sustainability Report 2015

For the second year in a row, Symrise, one of the largest producers of fragrances and flavors in the world, has engaged DQS to provide third party assurance over its GRI sustainability report. After a thorough evaluation of the report, our assessors have come to the conclusion that the Symrise Sustainability Report is a credible and material representation …

Sustainable Rice Platform Publishes Standard on Sustainable Rice Cultivation

In the transition towards a more sustainable agriculture, rice plays a key role: rice production accounts for up to 10 % of global methane emissions and for more than 30 % of the world’s irrigation water. About half the world’s population depends on rice for its staple; for around 140 million farmers, rice is their livelihood. A news standard created …

UTZ Certified – The latest Addition to the DQS Service Portfolio

As of September 2015, DQS CFS is an approved certification body for the UTZ Chain of Custody Standard. The standard is a key element of the UTZ Certification program, which aims to ensure sustainability and social responsibility in the supply chains of cocoa and coffee. With the UTZ approval, DQS expands its service portfolio for sustainable farming …
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