DQS Group, established in 1985, is a reliable partner for certification and assessment of quality-oriented companies throughout the whole world – companies with serious attitude towards organizational health and sustainability. Through our audits, assessments and certifications we help companies to achieve sustainable success in business.
Certification Body “PRIROST – member of DQS Group” is the authorized representative of DQS Group in Ukraine (Management Systems Certification Body “PRIROST”).
About DQS Group
DQS Holding GmbH is the headquarters of DQS Group and as such controls the international business development of 80 offices in 60 countries. With a total group turnover of about 120 million Euros (as of 12/2015), the group is among the top 10 of certification service providers for management systems.
With over 2,500 international auditors and experts in virtually every industry sector, DQS ensures a high level of expertise as well as consistency in values and audit principles. Today, the service portfolio of DQS Group comprises assessments and certifications to more than 200 different standards, plus unique company-specific requirements.
Our outstanding customer loyalty of 98% proves that our customers see DQS as their preferred partner.
Since 2007, DQS has official representative in Ukraine – Certification Body “PRIROST – member of DQS Group” (Management Systems Certification Body “PRIROST”), which operates on behalf of DQS on the basis of license agreement.
In today’s highly connected global economy you expect a trusted partner who is able to work with you in every location in which you conduct business.
The global DQS team brings local certification expertise to all major economic centers around the world:
- DQS works with local auditors who speak the language and know the culture at each site, delivering value-adding and cost-effective services to companies they understand.
- 80 DQS offices in 60 countries provide trusted local expertise on industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and market knowledge. Being close to their customers, our international management team can focus on what excites our customers worldwide. Local customer service personnel provide trustworthy service close to home.
- As the preferred certification and assessment partner of large international companies in the world, DQS has extensive experience and a very strong reputation when it comes to international project management.
IQNet – The International Certification Network
The second pillar of our international presence is IQNet. With over 35 partners, IQNet is the largest international network of certification bodies, having issued approximately one third of all management systems certificates in the world.
Via the IQNet cooperation, DQS Group customers can take advantage of over 40 international accreditations and additional services that are offered in cooperation with IQNet partners.
Michael Drechsel, Managing Director of DQS Holding GmbH, has been President of IQNet since June 2010.
Audit as a dialogue
DQS auditors see an audit as a professional dialogue among equal partners. Rather than completing checklists, DQS auditors focus fully on the auditee and on understanding individual management systems.
Tailor-made audit planning
Each audit is planned individually and based on the needs of each individual organization. This includes the maturity of the management system, technological, economic or cultural conditions and key topics of an organization. As the majority of our auditors are qualified not only for quality management standards, but also for additional specialized areas, such as environmental, health and safety, automotive, energy management and others, DQS Group is able to provide our customers with a competent team for almost any combination of standards.
All DQS auditors have a complete professional education, university degrees and real business experience. Amongst our auditors are medical doctors, engineers, food safety experts, biologists, finance specialists, professors and many more. In addition to this, they also have extensive experience in management techniques and systems, and a proven record of hands-on experience in the various industry sectors they audit. Our customers benefit from their expertise.
Qualification and training
DQS promotes a harmonized audit approach and a common understanding of standard interpretations. To that end, we organize a yearly worldwide mandatory auditor training program, which includes topics like interpretation of standards, audit techniques, interview methods and case studies.
Audits as motivation
DQS auditors create a working environment which allows all people involved to genuinely represent their own field of activity. The goal is finding strengths as well as valuable improvement potential. Social competence of DQS auditors and respect are essential for a successful audit.
History & Shareholders
In 1985 DQS was founded by its then two main shareholders, DGQ (German Society for Quality) and DIN (German Institute for Standardiza
tion). The German industry associations HDB, Spectaris, VDMA and ZVEI completed the original shareholders. Since the merger with Underwriters Laboratories’ QRS division in 2008, UL has become an additional large shareholder of DQS Group.
Today our shareholders are the guardians of DQS’ corporate values and its high quality approach. Representing certified organizations from various industries, our industry associations mandate pragmatic customer focus and excellent service. DIN ensures direct access to and involvement in the newest international standard developments. DGQ and UL promote excellence in education and competence of our personnel, consistently worldwide.
Ethics & Compliance
The value of DQS certificates is in the degree of confidence and trust that customers and markets place in DQS. Customers of certified organizations and end users expect to rely on DQS certificates. To promote this confidence, DQS takes into account the following principles in all of its activities:
- Ethical business practices
Impartiality requires independence from any undue influence upon certification decisions, which shall be objective and purely fact-based. Competence is a key asset in ensuring professional audits that lead to valid results. Every employee in every function shall be duly competent for their assigned tasks. At DQS we take responsibility for our activities and their results.
For a certification body, openness means unrestricted access to certification services without any undue discrimination. Confidentiality is another key asset in building sustainable business partnerships with our customers. Professional data and information protection is a continuous activity at DQS.
A corporate code of ethics has been established, defining consistent corporate values and principles in all DQS organizations worldwide.
Policy on Handling Complaints and Appeals
DQS Group commits itself to an effective, efficient and customer-oriented treatment of complaints and appeals. Feedback from customers, which also includes complaints, is considered an opportunity for improvement of our services. For this reason, DQS Group is interested in all feedback, including complaints, if needed.
Chairman and Managing Director
Director DQS Ukraine
DQS Customer Database
Currently DQS certified more than 45,000 locations in over 100 countries.
Among our biggest customers: Bosch, Siemens, Lufthansa, Samsung, Henkel, Hyundai, Volkswagen, BASF, Toyota, LG Electronics Inc., Nexans and many others.
Please click here to access the DQS certification base.
Jobs & Cooperation Opportunities
The continued and sustainable success of DQS Group lies in the competence, attitude and vision of our people and our cooperation partners. Whether you are an auditor, specialist, or business professional looking for a job at an international high-end certification body, DQS Group offers plenty of career and business opportunities. We also provide opportunities for potential cooperation partners with relevant expertise.
Are you a certified auditor? Join our highly competent team! DQS Group operates across the globe, and welcomes applications from any region. Because our business is continually expanding, we are looking for qualified third-party auditors in many sectors of management systems certifications.
Interested? Please contact us with your inquiry/application.
Certification is so much more than auditing itself. DQS offices around the world are regularly looking for new colleagues to join their team. Contact your local DQS office for more information.
Are you looking to cooperate with a top certification body? There are a range of cooperation possibilities with DQS Group for any organization whose vision includes Quality with a capital Q. Please contact us and let us know your ideas for a cooperation.
DQS Group assesses management systems and processes on the basis of about 100 nationally and internationally recognized standards and specifications.
By way of its international accredited offices, the group can also offer certification by various national accreditation bodies in different countries, amongst them DAkkS, UKAS, ANAB, VDA QMC and UNIFE.
For an more complete overview, we invite you to visit the website of DQS GmbH.
Imprint, Privacy and Liability
PRIROST – Member of DQS Group
Mykilsko-Slobidska Str.6D, Kiev, 02002, Ukraine
tel./fax: +380(44) 541 1792, 459 7819
1. Collection, processing and use of personal data on request
The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. You are neither obliged to visit this website nor to provide any personal data. If you do not provide us with personal information, we will not be able to communicate and your comments will remain unanswered. Otherwise there will be no consequences for you. As far as personal information (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our site, this is done on a voluntary basis, except in the cases expressly described below. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security risks. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with the consequence that the processing of your personal data will become inadmissible for the future. However, this does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
2. Data processing to enable the use of the website
When you visit our website, we collect the necessary information to enable you to use it. This includes your IP address and data about the start, end and subject of your use of the website as well as any identification data. This data is used to provide and design the service according to requirements. They are always deleted as soon as they are no longer required and there are no storage obligations.
3. Consent to cookies and web analysis
When you visit our site, the so-called cookie banner may appear, with which we inform you about installing cookies for optimizing the site’s web site (see Section 4) and for web analytics (see paragraph 5). . If you agree, we will continue, as described in more detail, in the following two sections. If you are complaining – leave our site.
If you visit our website and give your consent (see paragraph 3), it may be that the information in the form of a cookie is stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. This allows you to recognize you when you visit the site again. Thus, we can guarantee the best functionality of the site and perform, for example, web analytics (see paragraph 5). Most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser and be able to delete them from your hard disk at any time. We would like to point out to you that the use of our offers on a website without cookies is only possible to a limited extent. However, you can also use your browser only to prevent the installation of certain cookies (for example, cookies from third parties), for example, if you want to prevent web tracking. For more information, see the Help function of your browser.
5. Web analysis Google Analytics
6. Legal basis for processing
The legal basis for processing depends on the purpose for which the data are processed. We collect, as described under item 5, data to improve the website on the basis of the applicable data protection law for media.
7. Transfer of information to a third party
Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties, if this is legally permitted or if you have given your prior consent. For example, we may transfer data to other companies of the DQS group, if this is necessary to respond to a request you have made. We will only disclose your data to government authorities within the framework of legal obligations or as a result of an official order or court decision.
Your personal data will be passed on to third parties, if this is permitted or if you have given your prior consent. For example, we can provide data to other companies in the DQS group, if this is necessary to respond to the request that you made. We will disclose your data only to government authorities within the framework of legal obligations or in court orders or court decisions. The transfer of information will only occur if the recipient provides an adequate level of data protection and that there are no other interests that deserve protection from data transmission. If you have any questions in this regard, contact the data protection officer (see Section 11).
The data collected by Google Analytics in the form of pseudonymous user profiles (section 5) will be deleted no later than 38 months after the last new entry in the respective user profile. In all other respects we delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer needed for the purposes pursued with the collection and processing and as far as no legal storage obligations stand in the way.
9. Data security
DQS Ukraine has taken the necessary technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data you provide from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. Our employees and all persons involved in data processing are obliged to comply with data protection laws and to treat personal data confidentially. Our employees are trained accordingly. Both internal and external tests ensure compliance with all data protection relevant processes at DQS Ukraine.
10. Your rights regarding personal data
The data protection law grants you a number of rights with regard to data concerning your person (so-called rights of data subjects). In general, these are the right to request information about your personal data stored by us, as well as the right to correct, delete or restrict the processing of these data and to object to the processing. Whether and to what extent these rights exist in individual cases and what conditions apply depends on The Law of Ukraine «About protection of personal data» № 2297-VI, dated 01.06.2010. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. They also have a right of appeal to the competent data protection supervisory authority. However, if you have any questions or complaints regarding data protection at DQS Ukraine, we recommend that you first contact our office (see Section 12).
11. No automated single decision
As far as this is not exceptionally necessary for the conclusion of a contract or permitted by law (as in the case of age verification) we do not use your personal data for automated individual decisions.
12. How can you contact us?
You will find our contact details as the responsible body in the imprint. If you wish to exercise the rights mentioned under item 10 or if you have any questions about data protection with us or this data protection declaration, you can also contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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