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Qbase Receives ISO 20000 Certification

DQS Inc. : September 16, 2014 11:12 am : Press Releases

Joins Small Number of Government Contracting Firms with this DistinctionQbase

Reston, VA —Qbase, LLC, a Reston and Beavercreek, Ohio-based software products and services company, today announced that it has received ISO 20000 certification, a distinction granted by the International Organization for Standardization, the independent, non-governmental membership organization that represents 163 countries around the world and develops universal specifications for products, services and systems to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.

“For more than a decade, our solutions have been depended upon in situations where it matters most,” said Qbase Senior Vice President Paul Pressel. “This certification is a validation of the trust our customers have placed in us and an assurance that they can continue to expect successful, effective partnerships with our products and our people.”

ISO 20000 certification is granted to information technology providers demonstrating superior IT processes, documentation, management and improvement. It promotes the “adoption of an integrated process approach to effectively deliver managed services to meet the business and customer requirements.”

In a resource-constrained environment more businesses, and especially federal agencies, are demanding that their IT service providers share their commitment to efficiency, efficacy and managed processes. ISO 20000 certification is not currently a requirement of doing business with the federal government, however attaining this status places Qbase among a small group of contractors that have been certified; among them are large organizations like IBM, Oracle and SAP.

“We’re very pleased to have achieved this certification,” Pressel continued. “It’s a recognition of our ongoing commitment to ensuring our technologies and solutions meet the highest performance standards and the evolving expectations of our customer base.”

Over a six-month evaluation process, auditors assessed all facets of Qbase’s business – everything from hardware and inventory to licensing and business procedures to ensure the company’s products and services meet specific ISO 20000 requirements. The company passed its evaluation this summer.

Throughout the process, Qbase’s certification partner was UL DQS, whose Sales and Marketing VP Hoss Parandeh commented, “UL DQS understands the importance of ISO 20000 to Qbase LLC, and we are pleased to have been their certification body of choice for this achievement. ISO 20000 is an international IT standard that allows Qbase LLC to demonstrate excellence, prove best practice in IT management, and ensures that Qbase LLC can achieve evidence-based benchmarks to continuously improve their delivery of IT services.”

Source: Qbase LLC

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DQS Inc. Receives Accreditation for Responsible Care (RC) 14001 and RCMS 2013 Revisions

DQS Inc. : May 28, 2014 9:20 am : Press Releases

Responsible Care® global chemical industry performance initiative reduces emissions by 75 percent; posts significant improvements in employee safety in U.S.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., May 28, 2014 – UL DQS Inc., one of the leading certification bodies for Environmental Management Systems in the world, has been approved by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to begin issuing certificates to the 2013 Revisions for the RC 14001 standard and Responsible Care Management System (RCMS).

UL DQS Inc. Responsible Care (RC) auditors, who are located in the U.S., China, and India, completed their training and qualification for this accreditation process in December 2013.

RC is a global chemical industry performance initiative implemented in the U.S. and mandatory for members and partners of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The RC 14001 Standard originally was released in 2002. The 2013 revisions incorporate changes based upon issues identified by members, partners, registrars, and board recommendations on waste and energy efficiency.

“As an ANAB RC accredited registrar, UL DQS Inc. understands the importance the RC program plays for ACC, its members, partners and the chemical industry in general, through value add assessments,” said Michael Caruso, Vice President – Certifications, UL DQS Inc. “We provide these assessments for clients worldwide, and UL DQS was the first registrar globally to certify a client outside the US in Asia.”

In the U.S., according to the ACC, Responsible Care has resulted in reduced emissions by 75 percent and an employee safety record that is four and a half times better than the average of the U.S. manufacturing sector.

UL DQS Inc. customers registered to the 2008 version of the standards will be upgraded to the new 2013 revisions during their surveillance and recertification audits, and all new registrations are being conducted to the new standard. All existing customers should be upgraded to the 2013 revisions by the end of 2014.

UL DQS Inc. now offers registration to RC-14001 and RCMS as part of its outstanding client service package of management system certifications worldwide. UL DQS Inc. is an official “Friend of Responsible Care” organization and sees itself as a partner to clients on the road to certification and Environmental Health and Safety Services (EHSS) performance improvement.

For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.dqsus.com/.

About UL DQS

With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS Inc. belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS Inc. strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.

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Contact:

Max Kozhemyakov
Marketing Coordinator – UL DQS Inc.
847-279-3302
[email protected]
www.dqsus.com/

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DQS Inc. Gains Accreditation for Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP)

DQS Inc. : May 22, 2014 8:03 am : Press Releases

Industrial energy efficiency resulting from SEP programs is cost effective;
has a positive effect on productivity

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., May 22, 2014 – UL DQS Inc., one of the leading certification bodies for Environmental Management Systems in the world, received accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANAB Energy Accreditation Committee (AEAC) for Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Certification and Energy Performance Pathway Sector – Industry. This accreditation is valid for four years.

“UL DQS Inc. is a highly competent provider of training and certifications,” said Ganesh Rao, president and CEO, UL DQS Inc. “Implementing an SEP program can yield impressive results for companies that take advantage of the training and programs, and we are here to help them.”

According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office, nine SEP certified facilities have saved an average of 10 percent of energy costs within 18 months of implementing SEP. They also have realized $87,000 to $984,000 in annual savings from no-cost or low-cost operational measures.

UL DQS Inc., a global certification and verification firm with nearly 90 offices and 2500 auditors spans all major regions and industry sectors. UL DQS Inc. is accredited to ISO 50001 by ANAB. UL DQS Inc. was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2012 to provide SEP training. UL DQS Inc. also is exclusively co-licensed with Georgia Tech to offer SEP training in North America and globally.

To view and listen to a recent webinar offered by UL DQS Inc. on “Achieving Superior Energy Performance”, go to http://dqsus.com/achieving-superior-energy-performance-sep/

For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.dqsus.com/.

About UL DQS Inc.

With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS Inc. belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS Inc. strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.

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Contact:

Max Kozhemyakov
Marketing Coordinator – UL DQS Inc.
847-279-3302
[email protected]
www.dqsus.com/

 

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UL DQS Offers Webinar on How to Achieve Superior Energy Performance and Reduce Energy Costs by an Average of 10%

DQS Inc. : March 27, 2014 10:12 am : Press Releases

Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

April 2, 2014 Webinar led by Paul Sheihing, Technology Manager, U.S. Department of EnergyPaul Sheihing, Technology Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

UL DQS, one of the leading certification bodies for Environmental Management Systems in the world, is offering a free webinar on Achieving Superior Energy Performance® (SEP)”. The one-hour event is set for 1:00 p.m. CDT on Weds., Apr. 2, 2014.

The featured speaker is Paul Scheihing, Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office Technical Assistance team, U.S. Department of Energy. A Q&A session with Paul and UL DQS Sustainability Director, Don Macdonald, will follow the presentation.

SEP, administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office, is a certification program designed to increase the energy efficiency of industrial facilities through implementation of an energy management system based on the ISO 50001 standard and by obtaining third-party verification of the resulting energy performance improvements.

Nine SEP certified facilities have saved an average of 10% of energy costs within 18 months of implementing SEP and have realized $87,000 to $984,000 in annual savings from no-cost or low-cost operational measures.

To register or learn more about this webinar please visit Achieving SEP Registration.

For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.dqsus.com/.

About UL DQS

With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.

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UL DQS Named ISO Registrar for the City of Dallas

DQS Inc. : February 25, 2014 8:24 am : Press Releases

Six-year contract covers ISO and OHS standards for major municipal departments

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–UL DQS, one of the leading certification bodies for Environmental Management Systems in the world, has been awarded a six-year contract by the City of Dallas to become its ISO Registrar. UL DQS will provide third-party accreditations for all major departments of the city for their specific combinations of Quality, Environmental, and Health and Safety standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHS 18001.

“We selected UL DQS as the best partner to help us further our progress toward the goals we charted in 2007 to attain the relevant ISO and OHSAS certifications for all of our departments.”

The City of Dallas has had a registered Environmental Management System since 2008. The first Quality registration was received in 2007 and Occupational Health and Safety registration was received in 2008.

“Dallas has long been recognized for our innovation and pursuit of being one of the most efficiently managed and environmentally-friendly cities in the country,” said Assistant City Manager Jill Jordan, City of Dallas. “We selected UL DQS as the best partner to help us further our progress toward the goals we charted in 2007 to attain the relevant ISO and OHSAS certifications for all of our departments.”

“Being selected as the ISO Registrar by the 9th largest city in the country is a great testament to the quality and completeness of our systems and training,” said Ganesh Rao, president & CEO, UL DQS. Dallas is the latest of a number of municipalities that have selected UL DQS to register departments to the ISO or OHS standards.

UL DQS is focused on providing municipalities with training, assessment tools and third-party verification for achieving a Conformance Certification or ISO Registration. By providing training and attaining certification for these standards, municipalities can minimize negative environmental impact, improve workplace safety, reduce energy costs, secure IT systems, and implement quality programs – all of which contribute to an effectively run city government.

The UL DQS eTraining platform can be tailored to specific areas of competency development for each department. The platform and classes will provide a comprehensive framework for implementation of processes designed to result in certification.

UL DQS provides a cost-effective learning environment with classes limited to 20 students. Students participating in the class receive continuing education certificates upon completion.

For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.dqsus.com/.

About UL DQS

With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.

 

Contacts

UL DQS Inc.
Max Kozhemyakov, 847-279-3302
Marketing Coordinator
[email protected]
www.dqsus.com/

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Huron Consulting Group Awarded ISO 22301:2012 Accreditation for Business Continuity Management

DQS Inc. : February 14, 2014 11:22 am : Press Releases

CHICAGO – February 13, 2014 – Huron Consulting Group, a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced its certification under the ISO 22301:2012 standard for business continuity management.

This new international certification endorses a plan of management practices and preventive solutions to protect the organization – and the delivery of client solutions – against unexpected disruptions, such as a loss of power, severe weather conditions, epidemics or unstable political or economic situations. As one of the few organizations to have been issued ISO 22301:2012 accreditation, Huron demonstrates a strong commitment to proactively enhancing the quality of its services on behalf of clients.

“We are pleased to be recognized for implementing rigorous safeguards to protect our clients’ security,” said Mark Hussey, chief financial officer, Huron Consulting Group. “Such exhaustive planning bolsters Huron’s ability to maintain continuity of operations and organizational resilience when disruptive incidents arise, and clients will benefit from the stringent standards to which Huron holds itself in serving them securely and effectively.”

Huron was awarded this certification by UL DQS, Inc., one of the leading certification bodies for Management Systems, after its audit that found the requisite technical controls and formalized policies and procedures were in place.

ISO 22301:2012, a standard that has evolved from the internationally recognized and well-respected British Standard, BS 25999, provides the framework for an organization to identify and manage current and future threats to business, take a proactive approach to minimizing the impact of incidents, maintain critical functions during times of crises, minimize downtime during incidents, and improve recovery time. An effective business continuity management system (BCMS) mitigates the potential adverse impact on brand or corporate reputation that may accompany an unexpected and prolonged disruption to the delivery of practice solutions.

The BCMS implemented and maintained by Huron provides a careful mechanism to ensure that key practice solutions and corporate operations can be effectively restored should a disaster occur. Huron’s robust BCMS covers all corporate operations and the Huron Legal practice.

About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in administration, management, finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client’s particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 90 of the top 100 research universities, more than 400 corporate general counsel, and more than 385 hospitals and academic medical centers. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

CONTACT:

Jennifer Frost Hennagir

312-880-3260

[email protected]

Source: Enhanced Online News

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Automated Dynamics Received AS9100C Recertification

DQS Inc. : December 5, 2013 9:15 am : Press Releases

Automated Dynamics

Schenectady, NY, December 2, 2013 – Automated Dynamics announces it has been re-certified to the AS9100C and ISO 9001 quality management system standards. The certification from UL DQS Inc. is the result of Automated Dynamics passing stringent audit requirements and evaluations of its manufacturing and design processes. Automated Dynamics continues to maintain a high standard of quality in the aviation, space and defense industries.

“Automated Dynamics’ quality management system continues to demonstrate commitment to the quality management system, continual improvement of its processes and delivery of products that meets or exceeds its customer’s requirements,” said Lisa McCall, Vice President of Operations, UL DQS.

“Automated Dynamics’ quality management system continues to support the growth of the company and expansion into the aerospace and defense marketplaces as well as other industries”, states Erich Duerr, Director of Sales and Marketing at Automated Dynamics.

“Our AS9100C re-certification is an important step to continue to expand and improve Automated Dynamics,” said Melissa Sargent, Director of Quality at Automated Dynamics. “We are committed to the continuous improvement of engineered composite structures, automation, and the quality management system to consistently meet our customers’ needs. We always are looking for ways to be more reliable and consistent for our customers. This re-certification brings us creditability as we continue to serve our clients.”

About Automated Dynamics
Automated Dynamics manufactures advanced composite structures and high performance composite processing equipment. Through the development of innovative processes-automated fiber placement and automated tape laying-the company delivers strong, light-weight structures that solve complex problems for clients in the aerospace, automotive, defense, oil field, and other commercial/industrial markets.

About UL DQS Inc.
With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.

Source: Automated Dynamics Received AS9100C

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Huron Consulting Group Announces Two Prestigious Accreditations

luminaryws : October 8, 2013 3:01 pm : Press Releases

An independent audit by UL DQS Inc. found Huron Legal to have the requisite technical controls in place and formalized security policies and procedures that comply with internationally recognized standards.

For more information, view the article on BusinessWire.com.

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UL DQS Offers British Retail Consortium Global Standard for Food Packaging (BRC IoP) Training

luminaryws : March 6, 2013 3:16 pm : News, Press Releases

Classes held at UL University facilities March 14-15 at the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and May 7-8, 2013 in Chicago

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UL DQS Inc., one of the leading certification bodies for Management Systems in the world, is offering two-day training classes on BRC IoP for Packaging. Classes will be held at UL University facilities in Raleigh, North Carolina on Mar. 14-15 and in Chicago at the UL Northbrook facility on May 7-8, 2013.

“We take this complicated subject and make it understandable so that attendees learn the material and how to implement it in their workplace.”

BRC IoP is the global standard for food and non-food packaging and packaging materials. It provides a common foundation for the certification of companies that supply packaging to manufacturers and retailers.

“Providing food that is safe has always been of utmost concern and importance to manufacturers and producers of food. And today, with a global economy and international supply chain, it has never been more challenging,” said Ganesh Rao, president and CEO, UL DQS Inc. “We take this complicated subject and make it understandable so that attendees learn the material and how to implement it in their workplace.”

Contamination of food can occur at any step in the process, from farming the food to final consumption. In order to provide safe, quality products the processes used to produce these items must be verified to be safe from bacteria that can cause food borne illnesses.

The UL DQS BRC IoP course is designed for participants who need to implement the BRC Packaging Standard in their organizations. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the BRD Code that utilizes discussion, Q&A and feedback opportunities for successful implementation of the standard and promotes the industry best practices for product safety, quality and legality.

It is ideal for packaging project managers who lead implementation teams for packaging, or for anyone interested in how to implement BRC IoP in their organization. The class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on cost, registration, and hotel accommodations, please click here.

For more information regarding our Food Safety Services, please visit our website at www.brcstandards.com.

In addition to the BRC IoP Packaging standard, UL DQS provides assessments, certification and training in the following areas:

Complete information on other classes offered by UL DQS and online registration is available on the new website at www.uldqssolutions.com. For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.dqsus.com/ or call 800-285-4476.

About BRC Global Standards

The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification program, used throughout the world by over 18,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognized Certification Bodies. The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfillment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer. For more information about BRC Global Standards, visithttp://www.brcglobalstandards.com

About UL DQS

With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.

Contacts

UL DQS Inc.

Kristin Nauman, 847-279-3302

Marketing Coordinator

[email protected]

www.dqsus.com/

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UL DQS Inc. Receives ANAB Accreditation for ISO 27001 Standard

luminaryws : February 7, 2013 8:26 pm : News, Press Releases

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–()–UL DQS Inc., one of the leading certification bodies for Management Systems in the world, has received accreditation by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for its Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) ISO 27001 program.

“UL DQS is the perfect partner for our ISO 27001 registration because they represent the premier standard of global credibility and trust. With UL DQS, we feel confident that our security management practices are comprehensive and highly effective.”

IT systems, assets and data privacy are critical pieces of any business. Protecting them against cyber attacks by developing and maintaining a certified information security management system should be a top priority for any company.

“Cybercrime is a constant and very real threat, but having a solid Information Security Management System in place can help prevent and mitigate the damage,” said Ganesh Rao, president and CEO, UL DQS Inc. “Now that UL DQS has received ISO 27001 accreditation, we can help our customers in another very important facet of their business operations management.”

“Information security is essential to the services Novus Law provides its clients, so ensuring the integrity of our information security management system and controls is essential to our clients and the success of our firm,” said Lois A. Haubold, vice president, Novus Law. “UL DQS is the perfect partner for our ISO 27001 registration because they represent the premier standard of global credibility and trust. With UL DQS, we feel confident that our security management practices are comprehensive and highly effective.”

The cost of cyber attacks continues to grow exponentially. According to the 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, sponsored by HP and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the occurrence of cyberattacks at U.S. companies has more than doubled over a three-year period, and the financial impact has seen similar growth. The cost to U.S. businesses for cybercrime has increased nearly 40% from 2010 – reaching an average annualized cost of $8.9 million per year according to this latest report.

The ULDQS portfolio of IT Services and Risk Management goes beyond ISO 27001. Other services include:

  • BS 25999 and 22301 for Business Continuity Management CMMI-Based Services
  • eSCM-SPSM – Roadmap for Successful Sourcing
  • ISO 20000-1

For more information on certification programs and education provided by UL DQS Inc., please visit: http://www.dqsus.com/.

About UL DQS

With 45,000 certified locations in more than 100 countries UL DQS belongs to the top group of international management certification bodies. The DQS-UL Group is involved with lasting success of companies by sustained assessments of management systems and business processes. The services focus on improved business processes related to quality, environmental, energy, occupational safety, risk, information security, and business excellence in all major industry sectors. As a certification partner, UL DQS strives to provide quality service and value to clients in order for them to realize the maximum benefits from a certificate bearing the UL and DQS names.

 

Contacts

UL DQS Inc.
Kristin Nauman
Marketing Coordinator
847-279-3302
[email protected]
www.dqsus.com/

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