Workshops

DQS Sustainability Conference

 

For information on the annual DQS Sustainability Conference, please consult the event page (in German).

 

In-House Workshops on Demand

ISO 9001:2015: Key Changes and Their Impact
  • What is the time frame for the implementation of the new version?
  • What exactly is the “Context of the organization”, as defined in the new standard?
  • Why does the new standard mention “leadership” instead of “management”?
  • The core text of the new ISO 9001 does not include a clause giving specific requirements for “preventive action”. Why is this, and what are the consequences for me?
  • What is a “risk based approach”?
  • Should organizations implement a “Risk Management System according to ISO 31000” in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015?
  • What is meant by “Control of external provision of goods and services”?
  • What does “values and culture of the organization” refer to?
  • In the new ISO 9001 the “Management representative” is missing. Who will be responsible for the effectiveness of the Quality Management System?
  • The new standard mentions “Performance Evaluation”. How does that work in practice?
  • How can I achieve the required “engagement of people”?
  • What role does innovation play in the new version of ISO 9001?

To discuss these questions and many others, DQS CFS is offering workshops for companies and organizations who wish to learn more about the upcoming standard. Our experts will walk you through the changes and point out their impact on your organization.

Because of our global network of highly qualified auditors, we can schedule inhouse workshops whenever you want, wherever you want.

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Successful Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Framework - Workshop
Social Responsibility Workshop

GRI-Workshop-on-demandSustainability reporting can be a daunting task, but DQS is here to help. As a certification & verification body, we have accumulated extensive experience with the reporting process for organizations of all sizes.

In order to prepare you for the verification of the report, we offer in-house workshops on demand.  Depending on the progress you have already made, this can include the following:

  • Reporting Roadmap: a project management perspective on the reporting process, broken down into individual, manageable steps
  • In-depth discussion of the Global Reporting Initiative and the G4 Guidelines
  • Integration of reporting into existing management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001, etc.)
  • Understanding the verification and assurance process: what is assurance and what is a verifiable report?
  • AA1000 Assurance Standard: What is AA1000 and what is its relevance for my sustainability report?

In addition, DQS can also arrange completeness checks as part of the verification process.  This is a useful first step towards assurance.

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Corporate Social Responsibility - Standards & Strategies for a sustainable Future
Social Responsibility Workshop

Corporate Social ResponsibilityIf your company would like to demonstrate its commitment to social responsibility, but does not know how, this workshop is for you. With a multitude of sustainability standards available, selecting a framework is not easy.

During this workshop, we discuss the main instruments and standards and compare their strengths and weaknesses. This includes, but is not limited to, ISO 26000, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the UN Global Compact, SA8000, Sedex SMETA and BSCI.

Each standard or framework can be evaluated for the following aspects:

  • Scope of the standard/framework
  • Dissemination across industry sectors
  • Supply chain management
  • Management system compatibility

Because this is a workshop on demand, we will take into account the specific requirements and trends for your industry sector.

All trainers are qualified DQS auditors, with extensive experience in social auditing.

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Social Responsibility across the Supply Chain: From Policing to Partnerships - Workshop
Social Responsibility Workshop

Social Responsibility Supply ChainThis workshop is intended for organizations that wish to monitor social responsibility among their suppliers. With global, multi-tier supply chains becoming the norm, companies need an effective supplier audit program to reduce risks and to ensure compliance with company policies and regulations.

As an audit company, DQS has been involved in many supplier audit schemes. We know what it takes to develop an audit protocol that generates surplus value for suppliers and buyers alike. We understand the challenges that come with multi-tier supply chain auditing. We can easily spot the loopholes in audit requirements and single out the auditable criteria.

The workshop helps companies set up a supplier audit program that reduces risks, uncovers issues and identifies potential for improvement.

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Business Continuity Management: Getting Started & Implementation - Workshop
Workshop Business Continuity Management

During the workshop, our experts discuss the practical aspects of Business Continuity Management and offer strategies to implement a business continuity management system that meets the requirements of ISO 22301. Specific areas of focus are determined in dialogue with the client, in order to make sure that the workshop suits the particular needs of your organization.

clock_64_0e507f  Duration: one day minimum recommended

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Risk Assessment in Practice - Workshop
Risk Assessment in Practice

During the workshop, our experts discuss the practical aspects of Risk Management and the integration of systematic risk management, as specified in ISO 31000. Specific areas of focus are determined in dialogue with the client, in order to make sure that the workshop suits the particular needs of your organization.

Risk Management is a tool for companies of any business sector that would like to use their management system to identify and analyze risks at an early stage, in order to make them controllable. The implementation of Risk Management increases both the awareness of risk and of opportunity, and their pro-active approach helps to ensure positive business development in the future. Thus the management of risk is woven into the organizational fabric and culture across the organization.

clock_64_0e507f  Duration: one day minimum recommended

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As an audit and certification body, DQS has gathered invaluable experience with standards and frameworks for social responsibility and quality management. Every single day, our auditors analyze how organizations implement management systems and standards:

  • We understand the pitfalls of implementing management systems
  • We distill best practices from our observations
  • We know the practical differences between seemingly similar standards
  • We have our finger on the pulse in over 66 countries

During our workshops, we pass on that knowledge to our clients – concisely, understandably, passionately. All workshops are available on demand around the globe.

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Further Information

Interested in our workshops? We will be happy to work out a workshop concept that fits the needs of your organization. Contact us for further information.

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