Responsible Care

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on June 30, 2014  /   Posted in

Responsible Care® (RC) is a global, chemical industry performance initiative that is implemented in the United States and mandatory for members and partners of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).  In the US, according to the ACC, Responsible Care® has resulted in reduced emissions by 75 percent and an employee safety record that is four and a half times better than the average of the US manufacturing sector.

The RCMS were developed by the ACC to integrate the RC® Guiding Principles, Codes of Management Practice and to transform them into a continual improvement-based Plan-Do-Check-Act management system approach. Organizations must demonstrate their commitment to gaining structure, improving credibility and involving employees in their Environmental Health, Safety and Security efforts.

As an ANAB accredited RC registrar, DQS, Inc. understands the importance that the RC program plays for ACC, its members, partners and the chemical industry in general, through value add assessments.

DQS was the first registrar globally to certify a client outside the US in Asia. DQS is an official “Friend of Responsible Care” organization and sees itself as a partner to clients on the road to certification and EHSS performance improvement.

 

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Promoting Business

  • Gaining organizational efficiencies
  • Improved community relations
  • Liability protection
  • Competitive advantage
  • Financial marketplace recognition
  • Strong, effective processes provide competitive advantages
  • Employee awareness
  • Adherence to legal requirements
  • Improved image

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ISO 50001 – Energy Management

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on June 16, 2014  /   Posted in

The rising costs for energy, the need to handle resources responsibly, and the increase of global trade all require new and concrete approaches to energy usage in thought and deed. In view of stringent legal requirements for climate protection and incentives offered by various aid programs, sustainable energy management concepts continue to gain in significance.

The implementation of an energy management system often allows for simple organizational changes to result in significant savings, without any major investments.

The overall objective of ISO 50001 is to support organizations in their efforts to structure and implement a comprehensive energy management system, as well as to continually improve their energy performance. Based on the fulfillment of legal requirements, the identification and analysis of all energy-related considerations makes transparent the flows of energy, saves costs, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. ISO 50001 assists organizations in their pursuit of energy-related objectives in a systematic, comprehensive, goal oriented, and sustainable manner.

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Benefits for your organization:

  • Energy flows become transparent
  • Continual improvement of energy performance through continual monitoring of energy flows
  • Evaluation of design and procurement practices as they relate to energy performance
  • Identification of potential for energy savings through data analysis
  • Reduction of energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Strong, effective processes provide competitive advantages
  • Employee awareness
  • Adherence to legal requirements
  • Improved image
  • Stimulus for modernization

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BS OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on June 16, 2014  /   Posted in

Recognize expectations – control processes – ensure success

More than 250,000,000 – that is the number of on-the-job accidents worldwide in the year 2007. A horrible figure in light of the many lives that have been affected, but also alarming in respect of the costs organizations have to bear on account of working time lost – not to mention the burden placed on social systems for treatment and disability payments.

At the same time, an increasing number of companies throughout the world choose to implement occupational health and safety management systems. And where that happens, the number and severity of on-the-job accidents and job-related health damage are in sharp decline. In these companies, workplace health and safety is considered a management responsibility, in order to take better care of employees and to set an example for others. Simultaneously, corporate perspective is shifting more and more towards a process-oriented, holistic view of jobs and work flows, now viewing them from a quality, environmental, and workplace safety standpoint.

Quality Management

Benefits for your organization:

  • Reduction in accidents by way of systematization of all activities relevant to occupational health and safety
  • Legal certainty due to adherence to all applicable statutory requirements
  • Improved employee identification and motivation due to management involvement in OH&S processes
  • Improved image and competitive ability by way of documented, sustained OHSAS performance

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ISO 14001 – Environmental Management

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on June 16, 2014  /   Posted in

Recognize expectations – control processes – ensure success

… for all organizations building their company philosophy on an active environmental management while documenting their environmental activities.

Since its publication in 1996, more than 150,000 organizations world-wide have an implemented and certified management system according to ISO 14001. This increasing popularity demonstrates that any organization or business sector can benefit from the positive impact. Due to their own positive experiences, many ISO 14001 certified companies are asking their suppliers for this kind of certification in turn, particularly in the area of automotive supply.

On account of the standard’s compatibility with ISO 9001 (quality management), an increasing number of organizations choose to implement integrated management systems, in order to take advantage of the synergies. Environmental, quality, and occupational health and safety management systems (BS OHSAS 18001) are fundamental tools of corporate management; their use demonstrates acceptance of responsibility, and the intention to prevent the waste of resources.

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Benefits for your organization:

With an environmental management system certified to ISO 14001, organizations can:

  • improve their operational environmental protection
  • achieve legal certainty through systematic observation of relevant environmental legislation and regulations
  • reduce environmental risks
  • improve their environmental performance, to include the environmental quality of products and services
  • realize cost savings by way of systematic and proactive thought and action
  • foster employee identification, motivation and commitment
  • promote confidence of the public, customers, agencies, banks, and insurers
  • enhance their image and competitive ability – both nationally and internationally
  • fulfill customer requirements

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ISO 9001 – Quality Management

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on June 16, 2014  /   Posted in

Recognize expectations – control processes – ensure success

More than one million certified companies in the world take advantage of the notable ISO 9001 standard as a tool for managing their organization and for improving their performance continuously. The standard contains internationally applicable requirements for the quality of products, services and development.

A company’s quality management system is operating effectively when clear corporate goals have been defined; achievement of these objectives needs to be reflected in measurable results – based on meaningful key indicators that result from efficient and transparent processes. The best evidence for the quality ability of an organization is continuously improving results.

Eight management principles provide orientation for the task of managing an organization in a focused and systematic manner, and to ensure continuous improvement. The first of the eight principles of quality management requires consistent customer orientation – the most important thing for business success.

Quality Management

Benefits for your organization:

  • Win customer confidence
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Foster employee motivation
  • Clearly define responsibilities
  • Make decisions based on facts
  • Establish efficient and effective corporate processes
  • Minimize corporate risk
  • Initiate continuous improvement
  • Save time and operating costs
  • Prevent errors instead of correcting them
  • Improve corporate image
  • Reduce information gaps
  • Be able to react to changing market conditions in advance

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IATF 16949 – Quality Management in Automotive

Posted by DQS PHILIPPINES on June 16, 2014  /   Posted in

Recognize expectations – control processes – ensure success

The automotive industry with its global activities stands for excellent process quality, continual improvement, and the power of innovation. IATF 16949 is the Technical Specification for Quality Management Systems applicable to suppliers in this industry sector. It was developed by a joint working group, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), with the objective of improving both the quality capability and the entire certification process throughout the supply chain.

IATF 16949 is based on the process-oriented ISO 9001, which facilitates the integration of other important major management systems such as ISO 14001 for environmental management or BS OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management. To customers, employees, investors, and the general public, implementation and certification of an (integrated) management system demonstrates the continuous improvement of an organization’s performance in the areas of quality, environmental protection, and workplace safety. In addition, it helps to have an independent Third Party look over the strategies, processes, and results.

Conformity and value generation

The independent and expert assessment of a management system provides top management with assurance that the system conforms to the requirements of the standard. But what is even more important is the insight that is gained from an audit on whether or not the management system is suitable for achieving the desired results. The right certification body will suggest improvements, provide top management with benchmarks, and assist in the decision-making process.

Quality Management

Benefits for your organization:

A certified management system according to IATF 16949

  • enjoys global acceptance with all major automotive manufacturers,
  • improves your overall competitive ability,
  • ensures uniform performance quality on a global scale,
  • helps to optimize processes and to make them transparent,
  • can be combined with ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 to an integrated management system.

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