Companies around the world, ranging from all business sectors, see DQS as their trusted partner management systems certification. Find out what we have to offer via the overview below, or contact us to see how we can be of service.
YOUR GUIDE TO MORE SUCCESS
So you want to increase your company’s performance capability? An excellent decision. Because no organization gets anywhere on the principle of “That’s the way we’ve always done it”. Better make use of EcoStep, a compact and practical integrated management system developed especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). It is integrated because in the end, it fulfills the essential requirements of quality management, environmental management, and occupational health and safety. Really practical for SMEs, because EcoStep does not aim for complete implementation of the respective standards. Still,
EcoStep does not do things by halves. By optimizing processes, you increase your company’s performance capability. Among your employees, you promote awareness, for example in respect of the quality ideal. And what’s more, this turns colleagues into genuine teams.
BETTER ORGANIZED AFTER SIX MONTHS
What do PR agencies have in common with wineries? What is the connection between a medical practice and a furniture builder? The answer is: their decision in favor of an individually scalable management system for the optimization of their business management. The effort for its implementation in respect of time, personnel, and money is manageable, because the developers of the concept had the particular needs of SMEs in mind. So they focused on the key requirements of the international standards ISO 9001 for quality management, ISO 14001 for environmental management, and BS OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety. Upon request, energy management according to ISO 50001 can be added, or the central considerations of food safety. This opens up an easily implemented and inexpensive door into the world of management systems, on a very compact basis.
You decide for yourself where you want to define key areas: controlling and key performance indicators, increased legal
certainty or improved structures for processes are just some possible ideas. At a later time, EcoStep can of course also provide an excellent basis for the comprehensive fulfillment of a standard – for example, ISO 9001. EcoStep was developed by the German state of Hesse’s Ministry for the Environment, in cooperation with the German Center for Productivity and Innovation (RKW), and further developed together with DQS GmbH.
ECOSTEP: HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
In four or five workshop days, you acquire the basics of the system. Your trainers are specialized and authorized consultants of the EcoStep coordination office. In-between the training days, you already begin to implement your knowledge in your company. This is facilitated by sample forms and finished documents, from which your own management manual is created step-by-step. After the workshops, the consultants will come to you and support you on site. As a rule, EcoStep is implemented successfully within six to nine months – and can then be certified by DQS.