125 000 – that is the amount of audit days performed by the DQS Group in 2018, covering more than 65.000 sites around the world. That means that on an average working day, there were 498 DQS auditors in the field – more than ever before.
Organic growth in almost all business sectors and regions: that is how you can summarize the business year of the DQS Group. Clients in more than 130 countries have encouraged us once again to pursue our mission: to provide value-adding assessments in order to guide organizations toward sustainable success.
Dr. Sied Sadek, CEO of the DQS CFS GmbH commented as follows: “With such great results, all we can do is say is thank you. Thank you to our more than 2500 international auditors and experts from almost all industry branches, for delivering excellence so consistently. Thank you to our employees, for giving it their best every day. And, last but not least, thank you, our clients, for your interest, for your trust and for your loyalty.”
What will the future bring?
When asked about the future of DQS, Dr. Sadek specifically emphasized the transition to a more sustainable economy as a growth driver: “Climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals are a collective challenge we can only tackle together. This requires trust: Trust, that products are sustainable across the entire lifecycle, that organisations report transparently about their sustainability record, that business partners ensure compliance with human rights, that consumer safety is given, etc. It is exactly in these areas that DQS as an independent third party can make a valuable contribution.”