DQS Group

A global partner with local power

GC-Mark is a registered trademark of DQS CFS GmbH and the international DQS Group with 75 offices in more than 50 countries.

DQS GmbH and UL Management Systems Solutions (MSS) merged at the end of March, 2008. With their alliance, Germany’s first certification body for management systems and the MSS business unit of America’s most renowned product certifier Underwriters Laboratories (UL) achieved a place among the leading certification bodies for management systems in the world.

For the DQS Group, relationships built on mutual trust should be created face to face. In this age of e-mails, voice-over-IP technology and video conferencing, can you put your faith in an ever growing network of international offices? Our answer is YES.

Complex, global certification procedures spanning 50,100, or more sites require well structured project management. And they require people who speak the language and know the culture at each site; people with customer proximity and a high level of competence, who can fulfill customer expectations by performing value generating services on site. Modern communication technology can support this – but it cannot take the place of personal contact.



IQNet – The International Certification Network

The second pillar of our international presence is IQNet. Its 36 partners- the largest international network of certification bodies- have issued approximately one third of all certificates in the world – that is more than 310,000 certified organizations. With IQNet, DQS Group customers can take advantage of over 40 international accreditations and additional services that are offered in cooperation with IQNet partners.

Since October 2006, DQS Managing Director Michael Drechsel has been the  Chairman of the “Standing Committee for Constitution and Policy” – SCCP. In June 2010 he was elected as President of the IQNet.