About DQS Group

DQS Group: Re-Branding Initiative

In the past seven years we, the international DQS-UL Group, have successfully implemented a double branding strategy. With two strong brands, DQS and UL, we have become a leading certification partner for management systems with a strong global presence in over 60 countries. To clarify and energize our market position in future, we have now decided to simplify our branding strategy. In future, we will be DQS.


New DQS Image Brochure

Read more about the company, the group and its philosophy in the new DQS Image Brochure


DQS is one of the leading certification bodies for management systems worldwide. Under the strategic leadership of DQS Holding based in Frankfurt, Germany, all companies of the DQS Group strive for one common goal: to improve our customers' management systems by offering value-adding assessment services. The group has built a global presence with approx. 80 offices in 60 countries. We employ more than 2,800 people, including 2,500 Auditors and experts.

More than 25 years of management system expertise

The founding of DQS (German Registrar for Management Systems) by DGQ (German Society for Quality) and DIN (German Institute for Standardization) in 1985 was the first step towards today's DQS Group. In addition to these founding partners, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) also holds shares in DQS, along with the German industry associations HDB, Spectaris, VDMA and ZVEI.

The assessment, evaluation and certification of management systems, of processes and of organizations is our core business. This holistic focus of the DQS Group generates excellent services for our customers. With over 20,000 customers in 100 countries, we serve a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including automotive, electrical engineering, engine construction, the metal and chemicals industries, services, food, health care, the aviation and aerospace industries and telecommunications. DQS certificates have been issued for more than 57,000 customer sites worldwide.

Expertise around the globe

In more than 93,000 assessment days per year our highly qualified auditors serve organizations of every kind. Wether our customers need an assessment and evaluation of a service or system, a certificate or a process evaluation, we have the resources. With over 2,500 experienced auditors and experts we provide expertise in almost every industry sector. Our focus stays with the customer, as we deliver value-adding services to enhance our customers' success.

Independence and objectivity

The executive management of DQS Holding and all its subsidiaries respects the importance of impartiality in carrying our assessment and certification activities. Potential conflict of interest is managed in order to assure the objectivity of all certification activities.

DQS' corporate policies and guidelines have been established and implemented accordingly.