SQS – Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems



The Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) is Switzerland’s leading organisation for certification and assessment services. It was founded in 1983 as one of the world’s first companies in this industry. Today, SQS operates internationally and has over 150 permanent employees in Switzerland, France and Italy and more than 250 freelancers around the world.

Constituted as a Swiss association, SQS is a neutral and independent not for profit-organisation, which is guided by the values of credibility, honesty and incorruptibility. It already has 65 members from Swiss business associations and federal agencies that support the concept of high-quality certification procedures. New members are welcome. SQS certificates are recognised worldwide and are synonymous with high quality. This is guaranteed through accreditation by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS), membership of the IQNet international certification network and various cooperation agreements and arrangements with recognised partners.

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