First IRCA-Certified ISO 9001:2015 Auditor/Lead Auditor Course Conducted in Addis Ababa in 11 - 15 July 2016
DQS Ethiopia and the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce present "The new ISO 9001:2015: Opportunities and Challenges" in a national workshop
The Workshop was conducted 01 March 2016 in Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa with the aim of introducing the new ISO 9001:2015 international standard and exchange of experience - opportunities and challenges. More info
Feb, Mar 2016
First IRCA-Certified ISO 9001:2015 Transition Courses Conducted in Addis Ababa in Feb & March 2016
Comprehensive information on the ISO Revision can be accessed here: http://www.dqs-holding.de/en/iso-revision/iso-9001-revision/
FREE Webinar by DQS on: ISO 9001:2015 - Webinar Now Available!
Click on the link/image below (or copy/paste:
http://www.dqs-holding.de/external/iso9001/index.htm to view the free webinar.
This webinar gives an overview about the changes and their impact to organizations. The complete webinar takes about 20 minutes and covering introductory information including transition period on the new of ISO 9001 prepared by DQS Group.
The newly revised ISO 9001:2015 now published!
The revision of ISO 9001 is now complete and the 5th edition of ISO 9001:2015 is now published with publication date of 15 Sept 2015.
Early July, after the FDIS of the standard was published, the ISO member countries had 2 months to vote on the latest draft of the standard before the deadline of 9 September. Not a single country voted against the FDIS. Now, ISO is proud to announce the official publication of ISO 9001:2015 on its website.
For reasons of efficiency, ISO decided to make the official publication date 15th of September 2015 – the same publication date as for ISO 14001:2015. The transition rules and deadlines for both standards are thus the same.
In comparison with ISO 9001:2008, the main changes to the standard are:
- High level structure and core text from „annex SL“
- Increased emphasis on achieving value for the organization and its customers (“output matters”)
- Increased leadership requirements for top management commitment and involvement (Top management is accountable for the system and its performance).
- Need to understand the context of the organization and the needs and expectations of interested parties
- Emphasis on risk-based thinking
- Increased flexibility on the use of documentation
Certified companies will have a three year period to transition to the revised standard.
Detailed information on the standard can be found on the website of ISO TC/176/SC2. DQS supports their clients with information, training, workshops and gap assessments. Please contact your local DQS office to receive further information.
ISO 14001:2015 International Standards published!
In addition, the 3rd edition of one of the world's most popular standards for environmental management has just been revised effective from 15 Sept 2015 with key improvements that make it fit for the future. The International Standard maybe obtained from the national standards body of Ethiopia (Ethiopian Standards Agency) or from ISO Store.
For further information, go to our dedicated sustainability webpage - Here. Additionally, ISO has provided introductory materials downloadable from the ISO 9001 webpage: click here and ISO 14001 webpage: click here
Feb 2016 - May 2016
DQS congratulates the following customers recently certified to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System International Standard and Food Safety Management System - Welcome to the 57,000+ DQS Group certified customer sites worldwide. Customer info maybe viewed by clicking on the link below.
Certificate effective date and reference
|Agmas Manufacturing Plc, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ISO 22000:2005 ''Processing and supply of purified and bottled drinking water to local and international markets''
04 May 2016, 40100059 FSMS2013
Hilina Enriched Foods Plc, Legetafo, Ethiopia
ISO 22000:2005 ''Manufacturing and Supply of Ready to Use Nutritious Food-Plumpy Nuts and Plumpy Sup''
05 April 2016, 40100054 FSMS2013
Metaferia Consulting Engineers Plc, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ISO 9001:2008 ''Engineering services: study, design, contract administration and construction
supervision of buildings, roads, irrigation, agro-industry, water and sanitation''
24 Mar 2016, 40100055 QM08
Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ISO 9001:2008 ''Provision of consultancy, education and training, laboratory testing, research and development services in leather and leather products service''
18 Feb 2016, 40100049 QM08
Nov, Dec 2015
DQS Ethiopia Conducted a National Customer Workshop on The NEW ISO 9001:2015!
DQS Ethiopia congratulates all delegates who participated actively and in the series of Customer Workshops held in Addis Ababa in Nov and Dec of 2015.
The Workshops were designed by DQS for its Ethiopian Customers currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 with the purpose of:
- Exchange of information on the new ISO 9001:2015 standard - Main Changes
- Facilitate safe transition of DQS customers to ISO 9001:2015
- Enhance partnership & networking – Intrested Parties
Managers, Management Representatives and Internal Auditors participated in Workshops held on 07 Nov 2016, 12-14, 19-21 Nov 2016 and 03-05 Dec 2016.
DQS Group NEW Brochure Issued
We have issued our latest company brochure ''DQS - A Change of Perspective'' that provides facts and figures on DQS Group as well as highlight on Quality, Focus, Global reach and local expertise, Experience and competence; including one of DQS Ethiopia's customers (see page 05 of the Brochure).
Download complete DQS Group Brochure, Oct 2015 - 4.69Mb
The ISO Survey of Management System Standard Certifications - 2014 Now Available
Source: ISO News
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has just released the results of its 2014 survey of certifications data with 1 609 294 certificates issued worldwide in 2014, slightly up on the previous year, the latest edition demonstrates moderate growth for almost all the ISO management systems standards covered by the survey, confirming trends observed over the last two years.
A summary of the statistics is shown in the table below
This market stabilization is, however, offset by three good performers exhibiting more sustained growth. Albeit less impressive than in previous years, ISO 50001 for energy management demonstrates a 40 % growth rate, led once again by Germany, responsible for 50 % of the 6 778 certificates reported. Similarly, food management standard ISO 22000 continues to deliver reliable performance with a 14 % growth rate, while ISO 16949 for the automotive sector shows accelerated progression with a commendable 8 %, signaling that economic recovery in the auto industry is holding up.
For more info on main trends, summary of the principal results, detailed findings...
More details and the full version of the Survey with breakdown by standards and countries can also be viewed, downloaded from ISO directly via their homepage International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Download the summary of ISO Survey 2014, 412Kb,
ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015: FDIS are now available!
These Final Draft International Standards (FDIS) maybe obtained from the national standards body of Ethiopia (Ethiopian Standards Agency) or from ISO Store or ASQ Store.
This is the final stage in the revision process and means you can be confident that the information contained in the FDISs will be in line with the final version - International Standard - which will be published in September 2015. The voting process for adoption of the drafts as the International Standard terminates on September 9, 2015.
DQS will be supporting you - our customers and partners and all interested beneficiaries in Ethiopia by providing up-to-date information, training - webinars as well as face-to-face training and thru additional means on our dedicated page. See also info below leading up to the publication of the FDISs.
One of the world's most popular standards for environmental management has just been revised, with key improvements that make it fit for the future
The For more than 1.5 million organizations with certified quality or environmental management systems worldwide, the year 2015 will bring significant changes: both ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) are scheduled to be re-published in completely revised versions in the second half of the year.
The following page will let you know about the current status of this ongoing revision, and give you a heads-up about the changes that are in the planning.
DQS congratulates five Pepsi Cola Plants of MOHA Soft Drinks Industry S.C. recently certified to the food safety management system based on the international norm: CODEX Guidelines for the application of the HACCP System,
CAC/RCP 1-1969, Rev. 4 – 2003 – Annex.
The certification scopes of the Pepsi Cola Plants relate to the production of carbonated soft drinks and natural mineral water. The Plants are located in Addis Ababa, Gondar and Bure cities and additional basic customer info maybe viewed here and also on our global customer and certificate database.
Welcome to the 57,000+ DQS Group certified customer sites worldwide!
20 June 2013
New version of ISO 9001 on the horizon
Visit our DQS CFS website for complete info as well as a tentative comparison of the two versions ISO 9001:2008 and the current DIS issue of ISO 9001:2015. A free download of the document is also available - Go To DQS CFS website.
DQS organized and conducted the first IRCA-Approved ISO 14001:2004 ''Environmental Management Systems Auditor Conversion Course'' in the country with Ethiopian Tutors (IRCA Reg. No.: A12654)
DQS Ethiopia yet again provides its value: You can now attend the upcoming world-class EMS training, the first in Ethiopia to be fully conducted by internationally recognized Ethiopian Lead Tutor!
DQS conducted an IRCA ISO 14001:2004 ''Environmental Management Systems Auditor Conversion Training Course'' in Addis Ababa held 24 - 26 Dec 2012.
The participants for this course came from two government organizations in the service sectors.
Yet again DQS is proud to lead the way in Ethiopia in providing one of the most sought after Auditor Training in the world by internationally-approved Ethiopian instructors. More...
Free access to ISO magazines provides wealth of information on benefits of ISO standards Wednesday, 13 July 2011
ISO International Standards offer benefits for just about everyone and what they can achieve is becoming an increasingly useful component of general knowledge. ISO is encouraging this evolution by making freely available a rich source of information on ISO standards, their benefits and the experience of users who have implemented them.
From now on, the electronic edition of ISO’s magazine ISO Focus+ (www.iso.org/isofocus+), is available for consultation and downloading free of charge from the ISO Website. In addition, the entire collection of previous issues of ISO Focus+ editions, plus ISO Focus (2004-2009), plus ISO Management Systems magazine (2001-2009) is also available free of charge as electronic files. For those who wish to receive a paper edition of ISO Focus+, a modest annual subscription of 38 Swiss francs is offered. More information
DQS organized and conducted the first IRCA-Approved ISO 9001:2008 ''QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course'' in the country with Ethiopian Tutors (IRCA Reg. No.: A18021)
This Training is the first in Ethiopia fully conducted by internationally recognized Ethiopian Tutors!
DQS conducted an IRCA-approved ISO 9001:2008 ''QMS Auditor/Lead Auditors Training Course'' in Addis Ababa held 14 - 18 March 2011.
The participants for this course came from six government and private organizations in the industry and service industry - certification body, consulting firm, pharmaceuticals, textiles and glass and bottles manufacturer.
Yet again DQS is proud to lead the way in Ethiopia in providing the most sought after Auditor Training in the world by internationally-approved Ethiopian instructors. More...