SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) is a system to evaluate the quality,
safety, security and environmental performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical
Distributors in a uniform manner by single standardised assessments carried out by independent
assessors using a standard questionnaire.
An SQAS assessment does not lead to a certificate but offers a detailed factual
report which each chemical company needs to evaluate according to its own requirements.
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15-11-2013 - TABLE OF CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN SQAS AND ISO 9001
To ease the process of integration of the SQAS assessment and ISO 9001 audits a table of correspondence between SQAS and ISO 9001 was developed by Cefic. This table can be found with this link.
The SQAS Core and Transport Service questionnaires cover many of the ISO 9001 standard requirements. Some requests are partially covered and very few of them are not covered at all.
Many SQAS assessed companies are also ISO 9001 certified. In this case it makes sense to try to combine the SQAS assessment with ISO 9001 audit. In this way, the total assessment time can be reduced.