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We are DQS – 35 years of successful partnership

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on February 26, 2020  /   Posted in Uncategorized

We are on a mission to provide value-adding assessments in order to guide organizations toward sustainable success.

We are 2500 auditors from 85 offices performing 125 000 audit days per year at 65 000 sites in 130 countries around the world.

And we are on a journey since February 1985 when DIN (German Institute for Standardization) and DGQ (German Society for Quality) founded DQS as the first Certification Body in Germany. Operations commenced under the first Managing Director Dr. Wolfgang Hansen just five months before the first draft of what would become ISO 9001 was published.

Join us as we explore our history, and make plans for our future:

Coming Soon: The ISO 24526 Certification Standard for Water efficiency Management Systems

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on December 18, 2018  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Water – it may well be the most underrated resource in the world. Whereas many companies have implemented management systems to improve energy-efficiency, it is far less common to see effective water management systems. The new standard ISO 24526 for water-efficiency management systems addresses this void and will help organizations to increase efficiency, save costs and protect the environment. Currently under development and available as DIS, the new ISO 24526 enables companies to implement a water efficiency management system (WEMS) in accordance with international standards and to seek third-party certification. The aim of the standard is to provide an effective and flexible approach for the implementation and maintenance of water efficiency management systems in organizations of all kinds and sizes. For more information about the new standard and its benefits, please visit the website of DQS CFS: https://dqs-cfs.com/2018/12/coming-soon-the-iso-24526-certification-standard-for-water-efficiency-management-systems/

Energy Management: Revised ISO 50001:2018 has been published

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on August 28, 2018  /   Posted in Uncategorized

On August 20, 2018 the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 50001:2018, the revised management system standard for energy management. The transition period for existing certificates was confirmed to be three years from the publication date.

DQS, like all other certification bodies is required to stop conducting audits according to the “old” ISO 50001:2011 after February 20, 2020 (18 months after the publication date). This means that certified organizations will have to plan accordingly and should start preparations for transition as soon as possible to assure a smooth transition process.

The main changes required by the revised standard are:

  • Adoption of the ISO High Level Structure (HLS) for management system standards, ensuring compatibility with ISO 14001 and other ISO management system standards
  • A stronger emphasis on the responsibility of leadership
  • Improved sections on data collection and normalization

Some clarification of key concepts related to energy performance

DQS Philippines proudly presents their first certification for ISO 55001 Asset Management

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on June 27, 2018  /   Posted in Uncategorized

SNAP – SN Aboitiz Power – Benguet, Inc. – is one of the largest providers of hydroelectric power in the Philippines. Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant was one of the first large hydroelectric power plants in the Philippines providing 105 megawatts, while Binga Hydroelectric Power Plant provides 140 megawatts. Their output is sold both to electric utilities and on the spot market. They have also been a partner of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) providing ancillary services.

DQS Certification Philippines has been the certification partner for the integrated management system of SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet for two cycles already, providing services for occupational safety and health (OHSAS 18001), environmental (ISO 14001) and quality (ISO 9001).For this reason, SNAP is very familiar and very happy with the quality of DQS services. The competence of their auditors is what makes DQS Philippines most valuable and competitive, especially considering they were able to assign the first local auditor for Asset Management standard in the Asia Pacific region.

Romeo Zamora, Managing Director of DQS Philippines, states that “We value our clients by providing them the best service and support that we can offer, as we make sure to deliver them immediate response on their inquiries and help them in their needs to further improve their management systems and developments regarding this. We make sure that we are not only there for one-time transaction, but for long term relationship and partnership in achieving continuous improvement.

SN Aboitiz Power chose to undergo this certification to ISO 55001 in order to have a system with which to optimize operations and maintenance of its assets with a balance of profitability, risks, and performance, as they proceed to further improve and develop their management systems.

With this achievement, Mr. Joseph Yu, President and CEO of SNAP, said “This affirms our commitment to operate world-class energy facilities.” In addition, Mr. Manny Lopez, Chief Technical Officer of SNAP, stated that “DQS Philippines has been our certification partner for over six years already and we are definitely satisfied with their services as they always provide support and help us in achieving our continuous improvement to the success of the company.”

Aboitiz Group, which SNAP belongs to, is now looking to expand the certification of their Asset Management System and additional standards, such as Business Continuity Management for their further improvement, with DQS Certification Philippines.

Congratulations to SNAP and DQS Philippines for this success story!

Article supplied by

Nory Anne Mendoza, Business Development Specialist of DQS Philippines

DQS Certification Philippines Expresses their Gratitude Towards Their Partners

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on December 22, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Figure 1. DQS Certification Philippines’ Partners gathered during the DQS Appreciation Day.

DQS Certification Philippines held its first general meeting of clients entitled “DQS Appreciation Day” at Acacia Hotel Manila in Alabang, Muntinlupa City last December 1, 2017.

Figure 2. Some clients for the First Cycle Awardees of DQS Philippines

Figure 3. Some clients for the Second Cycle Awardees of DQS Philippines

This meeting is to express the gratitude of DQS Philippines towards their clients for their loyal patronage of the certification services for all these years. Out of more than 100 clients, DQS awarded 24 first cycle partners who have been certified for 3-5 years already and nine (9) second cycle partners for 6-8 years already.

Figure 4. Mr. Romeo V. Zamora, Managing Director of DQS Certification Philippines, provided updates for ISO Certification.

The Managing Director of DQS Certification Philippines, Mr. Romeo Zamora, has provided some updates for the ISO certification including the requirements for the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 this coming 2018, and some programs for the clients.

Employment Opportunities

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on October 24, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

JOB OPENING: Contract or Full time Lead Assessor
STANDARDS: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, AS 9100
REPORTING: Managing Director
JOB PURPOSE: To carry out certification and surveillance activities in connection with the various schemes operated by the DQS.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Auditing client facilities for registration and routine surveillance to assess their conformity to the associated management system standard
    • To conduct the above audits and prepare the associated documentation in accordance with all DQS procedures
    • To communicate with assigned clients and DQS staff to ensure efficient audit planning and timely resolution of questions and non-conformities
    • To keep abreast of technology and regulatory trends affecting certification
    • To promote and project the Certification/Inspection service through the dissemination of information by correspondence, lectures and publications or otherwise as the opportunity arises
    • To maintain strict confidentiality of matters relating to client work at all times.
    * To undertake travel throughout the Philippines and abroad to evaluate applications for Certification and Registration Schemes operated by DQS
    • To perform any other duties as may be required by the Operations Manager in accordance with the conditions of service of employees


KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate to people at all levels within and outside the DQS
    • Ability to write clear, concise reports
    • Ability to work on own initiative and to work as a team member
    • Presentation skills which are required for promotion of DQS


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Degree or equivalent in Science or Engineering discipline with a minimum of Ten years experience
• A qualification as Lead Assessor of Quality Assurance and/or Environmental Management Systems

ISO 55000 – Asset Management

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on January 06, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Assets, and value realized from them, are the basis for any organization delivering what it aims to do. Whether public or private sector, and whether the assets are physical, financial, human or ‘intangible’, it is good asset management that maximizes value-for-money and satisfaction of stakeholders expectations. It involves the coordinated and optimized planning, asset selection, acquisition/development, utilization, care (maintenance) and ultimate disposal or renewal of the appropriate assets and asset systems.

DQS CFS offers certification to the Asset Management Standard ISO 55001 in combination with the GC-Mark assessment „Verified Asset Management”. In this article we would like to highlight some of the most interesting points regarding this norm and asset management.

What is ISO 55000?

The International Organization for Standardization published a set of three standards to help companies and organizations get value from their assets.

  • ISO 55000:2014 – Asset management – Overview, principles and terminology
  • ISO 55001:2014 – Asset management – Management systems – Requirements
  • ISO 55002:2014 – Asset management – Management systems – Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001

As the titles suggest, ISO 55000 contains definitions of key terms, as well as describing the principles which underpin the other two documents. ISO 55001 contains the specification of the requirements which an Asset Management system must meet in order to be certified compliant. ISO 55002 is a guidance document, intended to shed light on how ISO 55001 should be interpreted.

The key point here is that certification will take place against the requirements of ISO 55001 – not ISO 55000. However in order to interpret the (fairly broad) compliance statements contained within ISO 55001, it will be essential for auditors and those being audited to also understand the contents of ISO 55000, and, to a lesser extent, ISO 55002.

Who is this standard for?

The standards can be used to manage any assets, from railway sleepers to brand reputation to telecommunications networks and they are for many types of organizations and companies, public or private. Everything from a city or local service provider to a supermarket chain can benefit from good asset management.

Attached please find the product flyer of Verified Asset Management. For more information or any inquiries, you can visit https://gc-mark.com/portfolio/certified-asset-management/.

GC-Mark Verified Asset Management