Cefic wants to promote the use of SQAS by assessed companies as much as possible. We firmly believe that it will be beneficial for assessed companies and by extension to the whole community of chemical companies members of SQAS.

With this objective in mind we have implemented, as from 1st April 2020, the following measures that we hope assessed companies use in an extensive way.

All SQAS assessed companies, accessing the SQAS website with the standard report login information will be able to:

  1. Get access to other SQAS reports, if the report owner authorizes it
  2. Compare reports the company has access to
  3. Manage templates, if this option is assigned to a company user. An SQAS template is a customized way to analyze SQAS reports. Templates are a selection of questions that will focus the attention on the relevant areas for your company
  4. Access statistics. This will allow the company to benchmark against industry averages
  5. See the list of assessed companies and planned assessments
  6. View incident reports. This is a database created as a learning tool to improve safety in logistics operations

With this new functionality the assessed company-user will have the same system functionality as the chemical manufacturer-user. This will enable you to benchmark your own report against other reports and will allow you the full functionality to evaluate the performance of subcontractors, cleaning stations, warehouses, etc.

To learn how to use these new functionalities, please, refer to the SQAS USer guide

Welcome to SQAS

SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability) is a system of uniform third party assessments to evaluate the performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors. SQAS assessments cover quality, safety, security, environment and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). SQAS is not a certification system; it is an assessment system that provides a detailed factual assessment report. The SQAS assessment reports allow chemical companies to evaluate their logistics service providers according to their own standards and requirements.

SQAS is a key element of Responsible Care in logistics operations.

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, manages the SQAS system and ensures its integrity.

SQAS modules

All transport companies and other types of service providers that are active in land logistics and chemical distribution are covered by SQAS through five separate modules:

  • Transport Services
  • Rail Operators
  • Tank cleaning stations
  • Warehouses
  • Chemical distributors

Benefits of using SQAS

Using SQAS offers several advantages:

  • A key tool in the Risk Management of logistics operations, as part of Responsible Care
  • Five SQAS modules covering the different types of Logistics Service Providers active in land logistics
  • Common and uniform industry assessment questionnaires
  • Trained and accredited SQAS assessors
  • Easy access to all assessment reports via a central SQAS database
  • No duplication of assessments by individual chemical companies
  • Supported and used by most chemical companies and logistics service providers

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