Due Diligence Validation: Actionable Reports to Facilitate your Business

Any business activity involves a certain amount of risk. To reduce that risk, DQS provides due diligence audits to confirm that organizations have taken appropriate measures to mitigate that risk.

A Due Diligence Audit by DQS is an independent assessment focusing on compliance and risks in selected areas, providing key insight into the strengths and weaknesses of organizations, assets and properties. As such, it is an invaluable instrument to underpin executive decision-making.

What is Due Diligence?

In the legal sense, Due Diligence is the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons or their property. In a business context, this refers to the care that an organization is expected to exercise to avoid harm to persons, the environment, civil institutions, other businesses…

Due Diligence Audits by DQS

In case of disputes or lawsuits, the question of what level of care can reasonably be expected is often decisive. A due diligence audit by DQS:

  • Helps organization to measure their due diligence against international standards and benchmarks
  • Confirms the level of care exercised by an organization
  • Points out potential for improvement
  • Can focus on one or multiple areas (human rights, environment, anti-bribery, …)
  • Can include suppliers and business partners
  • Comes with a comprehensive report


Audit Focus Areas

        Other possible focus areas include:

        • Operational management
        • Compliance management
        • Asset management
        • Human Resource management
        • Procurement
        • Product safety
        • Resilience
        • Customer-specific assessments

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