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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 …

Stakeholder Engagement: DQS Completes Translation of the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard

Engaging stakeholders is a crucial aspect of sustainability management. In order to facilitate systematic and effective stakeholder engagement, the British NGO AccountAbility published the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard in 2015. With the support of DQS, the standard has now also become available in German language. With the publication of a …

SMETA 6.0: Sedex updates it Ethical Audit Format

With an estimated 230,000 audited sites, SMETA may well be the most widely used ethical audit format in the world. In order to reflect the ongoing evolution of ethical auditing techniques, Sedex has updated the format: SMETA 6.0 was published in early April 2017. In this article, we will take a look at the main changes and updates in issue 6.0. What …
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