Latest Services http://www.qsiindia.in Latest Services Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:34:05 +0530 en-us http://www.qsiindia.in ISO Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-certification.htm Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 We are known to provide several quality certifications that substantiate the fact that company has followed standard parameters in order to achieve excellent quality at the unit. Some of our services include ISO 9001:2015 Certification, HACCP, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 13485 :2012, ISO-27001:2013. Along with providing advanced training to achieve these certifications, we also provide documentations on the process, procedure and criteria. ISO 9001:2015 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-9001-2015-certification-in-delhi.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-9001-2015-certification-in-delhi.htm ISO Certification Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 Quality Management System leads to reduced costs and greater operating margins. The goal for all organizations is to seek continuous performance improvement. All requirements for quality management of the product or service are covered in ISO 9001:2015 which includes a quality planning requirement along with policies, objectives and quantifiable targets. The ISO 9001:2015 quality certification is based on the following fundamental quality management principles : Customer focus Leadership Involvement of people Process approach System approach to management Continual improvement We provide ISO 9001:2015 Certification that is given to organizations in all areas of work such as manufacturing, processing, servicing, computing, legal and financial services, accounting, etc. To meet the requirements for the ISO 9001:2015 Certification, our services enhance the ability of the company to consistently provide products that meet applicable regulatory requirements and satisfy customer needs. What it does Establishes and streamlines processes through complete documentation Improves and establishes training processes Defines roles and responsibilities Greatly increases operational efficiency Increases ability to troubleshoot Develops and builds relationships that help to retain existing customers Provides advantages over competitors that aren't certified ISO 9001:2015 Builds opportunities for global commerce with international recognition Improves customer relations Improves relationships with suppliers due to clear, concise production standards Provides a basis for consistent and fact-based decision making Carefully planned improvements, based on documentation and analysis Provides regular audits/reviews of performance Benefits of ISO 9001:2015 Certification Increases productivity and maximizes quality Increases revenue and improves employee morale and satisfaction Saves time and money Enhances ability to attract new customers that have adopted requirements for certification Improves accountability of management Increases employees' understanding of their roles in success of their work and the company Creates greater motivation and dedication ISO 14001:2015 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-14001-2015-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-14001-2015-certification.htm ISO Certification Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 The ISO 14001:2015 certification provides a framework for a strategic approach to a company's environmental policy, plans and actions. This provides the generic requirements for an environmental management system. Following are some of the essentials of our service. Environmental Management involves the management of all components of the bio-physical environment, both living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic). This is due to the interconnected and network of relationships amongst all living species and their habitats. The environment also involves the relationships of the human environment such as the social, cultural and economic environment with the bio-physical environment. These standards exist to help organizations minimize the negative impact of their operations on the environment. Following are the requirement of ISO 14001 organizations Establish an appropriate environmental policy Identify the environmental aspects arising from the organizations past, existing or planned activities, products and services, in order to determine the environmental impact of significance. Identify applicable legal and other requirements, to which the organization subscribes Identify priorities and set appropriate environmental objectives and targets Establish a structure and programs to implement the policy and achieve objectives and meet targets Facilitate planning, control, monitoring, preventive and corrective actions, auditing and review activities to ensure both that the policy is complied with and that the environmental management system remains appropriate Be capable of adapting to changing circumstances Advantages of ISO 14001:2015 Certification Process improvement Environmental cost reduction Better relationships with regulators Better relationships with insurers, investors, and financial markets Product improvement Marketing advantages Better control of liabilities Reduced regulatory burden Protection of company image and name Demonstration of responsible management ISO 13485:2016 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-13485-2016-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-13485-2016-certification.htm ISO Certification Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 Benefits of Implementing ISO 13485:2016 Certification Ensure compliance with the requirements of the standard and more Streamline your processes, increasing efficiency resulting in significant time and cost savings Gain a competitive edge with our independent, globally recognized third party certification Benefit from using a single source for all your testing and certification needs Take advantage of our wealth of international experience, expertise and global presence in the medical devices market. ISO 13485 is an international standard, published in 2003, that represents the requirements for a comprehensive "management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices". The primary objective of the standard is to facilitate harmonized quality management system requirements for regulatory purposes within the medical device sector. ISO 13485 follows the process approach that ISO 13485:2016 Certification establishes and compliance take the form of updates. ISO 13485 provides a basis to effectively manage legal and regulatory requirements compliance as these are invoked by the USA FDA and equally EU CE medical device directives and equally other countries with due care. ISO 13485 requires that we monitor organizations through on site assessment of an organizations regulatory requirements and legal obligations. Benchmarking of ISO 13485 provides recommendation, and thus granting a certificate confirms that the organizations management system meet its regulatory requirement and legal obligations with due care. This means that certification of a management systems carries impartiality and competence to fulfill accreditation requirement whether regulatory requirement legal obligation or contractual agreement with due care. ISO 22000:2005 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-22000-2005-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-22000-2005-certification.htm ISO Certification Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530   ISO 22000: 2005 stands for food safety management system. It is a prevention-based food safety system that identifies and prevents microbial, chemical and other hazards in the food based industry. It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of this International Standard can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources. This International Standard ISO 22000 certification specifies requirements to enable an organization to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer. Highlights To demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements To evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction To effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain To ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy To demonstrate such conformity to relevant interested parties To seek certification or registration of its food safety management system by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to this international standard ISO 22000: 2005 Certification Is Built Around Seven Principles Analysis of food hazards: Biological, chemical or physical Identification of critical control points: Raw materials, storage, processing, distribution and consumption Establishment of critical control limits and preventive measures: For example, minimum cooking temperature and time Monitoring of these critical control points Establishment of corrective actions Keeping records Systematic and regular auditing of the system in place by independent third party certification bodies Benefits of ISO 22000:2005 Certification Implementing ISO 22000 will bring the following benefits to your organization : An auditable standard with clear requirements which provides a framework for third-party certification Suitable for regulators The structure aligns with the management system clauses of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Enables communication about hazards with partners in the supply chain System approach, rather than product approach Applicable to all organizations in the global food supply chain Systematic management of prerequisite programmes Increased due diligence Dynamic communication on food safety issues with suppliers, customers, regulators and other interested parties signifies that it is a truly global international standard Provides potential for harmonization of national standards Covers the majority of the requirements of the current retailer food safety standards Complies with the Codex HACCP principles Provides communication of HACCP concepts internationally A systematic and proactive approach to identification of food safety hazards and development and implementation of control measures Resource optimization internally and along the food chain All control measures are subjected to hazard analysis Better planning-less post process verification Improved documentation ISO 27001:2013 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-27001-2013-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/iso-27001-2013-certification.htm ISO Certification Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 The ISO 27001 standard adopts a process approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an organisations information security management system. ISO 27001 is the actual standard to which certification is measured. It sets out the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing the security of sensitive information - encompassing people, processes, IT systems and policy. An ISO 27001 certificate demonstrates that you have taken necessary precautions to protect sensitive information against unauthorized access and changes. ISO 27001 certificates are issued by a third party certification body and proves that your information security management system has been certified against a best practice standard and found compliant. ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls. This helps you to protect your information assets and give confidence to any interested parties, especially your customers. The standard adopts a process approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving ISMS. ISO 27001 is suitable for any organization, large or small, in any sector or part of the world. The standard is particularly suitable where the protection of information is critical, such as in finance, health, public and IT sectors. ISO 27001 is also highly effective for organizations that manage information on behalf of others, such as IT outsourcing companies: It can be used to assure customers that their information is being protected. Benefits Of Implementing ISO 27001:2013 Certification A valuable framework for resolving security issues Enhancement of the credibility of any company Risk management in security implementation Enhancement of security awareness in an organization Assists in the developing best practices Reduces possibility of fraud or any other risk Getting new business opportunities HACCP Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/haccp-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/haccp-certification.htm Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 The ISO 22000 / HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) system is recognized as the best available approach for ensuring the safety of food. It concentrates on preventing problems rather than detecting them after they have occurred. ISO 22000 / HACCP is premier food safety management system standard used throughout the world in food industry. It is a preventive quality management system designed for providing intensified controlling and monitoring during important processes of food suppliers that helps to improve their food safety and quality but is also able to make profits through cost reduction and reduced rejections. HACCP Is Built Around Seven Principles Analysis of food hazards: biological, chemical or physicalIdentification of critical control points: raw materials, storage, processing, distribution and consumptionEstablishment of critical control limits and preventive measures: for example, minimum cooking temperature and timeMonitoring of these critical control pointsEstablishment of corrective actionsKeeping recordsEstablishing a systematic and regular auditing of the system in place by independent third party certification bodies. Benefits of Implementing HACCP HACCP can be applied throughout the food chain from the primary producer to final consumer : HACCP reduces the need for finished product testing by identifying the hazards associated with the inputs into the process and the product and devising control measures which can be monitored in order to minimize or eliminate the hazards.HACCP will significantly reduce the chance of microbiological, chemical, and physical contaminants from reaching the customer.HACCP can reduce regulatory involvement (and hence costs) by replacing on-line inspection with regular auditing.HACCP principles can be applied to other aspects of food quality and regulatory requirements.HACCP improves communications between supplier and customer. It encourages businesses to work together more closely.HACCP is capable of accommodating changes such as advances in raw materials, equipment and premise design, procedures, and technological developments.It improves customer confidence leads to increased market share. OHSAS 18001 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/ohsas-18001-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/ohsas-18001-certification.htm Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 The OHSAS 18001 is the international Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard. These standards are applicable to companies of any size, but are especially relevant to companies with a large work force, manual and heavy work tasks, and/or high risk work environments. Targeting the health and safety of employees proves that you are actively working to ensure that your operations are safe both for your employees and the surrounding environment. OHSAS 18001 has been developed in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to allow easy integration. Legislative and regulatory commitment and continual improvement are two important aspects of OHSAS 18001. OHSAS 18001:2007 certification is offered to companies with a large work force involving manual and heavy work tasks, and/ or high risk work environments. The certification defines the health and labor protection system of an organization as specified by internationally accredited certification bodies. The Elements Of OHSAS 18001 Include Policy and commitment Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls Legal requirements Objectives and programs Organization and personnel Training, communication and consultation Documentation and records Operational controls Emergency Readiness Measurement and monitoring Accident & incident investigation, corrective & preventive action Audit & review Benefits of implementing OHSAS 18001 Reducing the number of personnel injuries through prevention and control of workplace hazards. Reducing the risk of major accidents. Ensuring a well-qualified and enthusiastic workforce by fulfillment of the increasing expectations of your employees. Reducing the material loss caused by accidents and in production interruptions. Reducing insurance costs as well as reducing costs due to absence of employees. SA8000 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/sa8000-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/sa8000-certification.htm Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 The SA8000 Certification is the Social Accountability System standard. It is applicable to companies of any size that wish to address the social and ethical aspects of their business. A Social Accountability System proves to customers that the company holds adequate provisions for the protection of workers' rights. Further, it ensures ethical production of all goods manufactured by the company. SA 8000 certification enables organizations to demonstrate your commitment to social accountability standards as well as employee and customer satisfaction. SA8000 Certification is an international certification standard that encourages organization to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was created in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI), an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities, and is viewed as the most globally accepted independent workplace standard. It can be applied to any company, of any size, anywhere in the world. The areas it addresses include forced and child labor, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and management systems. Along with setting standards for employees worldwide, SA 8000 also embraces existing international agreements, including conventions from the International Labor Organization, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. SA8000 Key Requirements Be senior management led Be focused on continuous improvement Be focused on prevention rather than reaction Be supportive of workers rights and workers participation Be compliant with local laws/codes Be compliant with local laws/codes Be systematic in addressing problems-Car's Process Benefits of SA8000 Certification Marketing advantage -more demand and value for goods from socially Responsible manufacturers and suppliers Enhancement of company's productivity. Compliance to the laws of the land Improvement of relationship with the Govt., NGOs, trade unions Better image and position in labor markets Cost reduction in monitoring Better corporate image Increased value for the products Trust building with the analysts and investors when evaluated against social performance GMP Compliance Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/gmp-compliance-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/gmp-compliance-certification.htm Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 We provide consultancy service for GMP Compliance Certification to our clients. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) is a standard defined by Compliance Certification. GMP Compliance Certification ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorization. W.H.O. defines Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as "that part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorization". GMP covers all aspects of the manufacturing process: defined manufacturing process; validated critical manufacturing steps; suitable premises, storage, transport; qualified and trained production and quality control personnel; adequate laboratory facilities; approved written procedures and instructions; records to show all steps of defined procedures taken; full traceability of a product through batch processing records and distribution records; and systems for recall and investigation of complaints. The guiding principle of GMP is that quality is built into a product, and not just tested into a finished product. Therefore, the assurance is that the product not only meets the final specifications, but that it has been made by the same procedures under the same conditions each and every time it is made. There are many ways this is controlled - controlling the quality of the facility and its systems, controlling the quality of the starting materials, controlling the quality of production at all stages, controlling the quality of the testing of the product, controlling the identity of materials by adequate labeling and segregation, controlling the quality of materials and product by adequate storage, etc. All of these controls must follow prescribed, formal, approved procedures, written as protocols, SOPs, or Master Formulae, describing all the tasks carried out in an entire manufacturing and control process. GMP covers all aspects of the manufacturing process including : Defined manufacturing process Validated critical manufacturing steps Suitable premises, storage, transport, qualified and trained production and quality control personnel Adequate laboratory facilities Approved written procedures and instructions Records to show all steps of defined procedures have been taken Full traceability of a product through batch records and distribution records Systems for recall and investigation of complaints Trademark Registration http://www.qsiindia.in/trademark-registration.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/trademark-registration.htm Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 A trademark is a type of intellectual property, and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, image, symbol, design, or a combination of these elements, which distinguish services or goods of one person or enterprise from those of another. A trademark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the services or products to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. We are guaranteed to match the best in the industry and guaranteed to be lowest cost Trademark registration services in India. We guarantee that we provide the best quality of the work and employ highly trained and experienced attorneys, paralegals and consultants to handle your application for Trademark Registration. We are retained by more than 1000 clients in 20 countries of the world and we have obtained hundreds of Trademark Registration certificates for our clients. To protect your trade name or brand name or logo you have to file an application for trade mark registration. You can start using the TM mark in the top right hand corner of your trade mark as soon as the application for Trademark registration is filed. However, the R within a circle mark ® can be used only after the trademark is registered. Before filing an application for trademark registration, a search of the existing trademarks should be done to identify any similar trademark already filed. If there are similar trademarks already filed, the Trade Mark registry will not approve your application. Hence, it is important to search all the existing trademarks filed with and available in the trademark database of the Trade Marks Registry. Once a positive Trade Mark search report is obtained, you may apply for your trademark registration. Requirements For Filing Application For Trademark Registration Power of Attorney (We will prepare and send it to you for your signatures)Trademark (LOGO OR WORD) (as intended to be used) to be registeredName, age, Father's name, address, nationality, contact numbers of the applicantName, age, Father's name, address, nationality, contact numbers of the authorized signatory (in case of a corporate)If the applicant is a partnership firm, Name, address, nationality, contact numbers of all the partners must be givenDescription of goods or services and whether the mark is already in use or proposed to be used. Compliance Audits http://www.qsiindia.in/compliance-audits.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/compliance-audits.htm Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 We are known to provide Social Compliance certifications that substantiate the fact that company has followed standard parameters in order to achieve excellent quality at the unit. Some of our services include SEDEX Audit, BSCI Audit, WRAP Audit, C-TPAT Audit, Oeko Tex Certification, GOTS Certification, Fairtrade Certification, we also provide documentations on the process, procedure and criteria. C-TPAT Audit http://www.qsiindia.in/c-tpat-audit.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/c-tpat-audit.htm Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 C-TPAT (Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) is a voluntary, joint government-business partnership to help add to supply chain and increase border security. C-TPAT is a United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiative that stands for Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. C-TPAT is a voluntary program where participants work to protect supply chains from the concealment of terrorist weapons including weapons of mass destruction. This partnership is for organizations involved in the global supply chain including United States importers, customs brokers, terminal operators, carriers and foreign manufacturers. Companies wishing to be C-TPAT participants must complete an application and conduct a self assessment of their supply chain security procedures against the C-TPAT criteria or guidelines jointly developed by CBP and the trade community. Upon satisfactory completion of the online application, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Specialist will contact the participant to begin the validation process. C-TPAT was launched in November 2001 and began with seven initial participants. According to U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP), there are more than 10,000 certified partners. Nearly half of this number are importer   Benefits of C-TPAT Audit  The potential benefits from C-TPAT certification is a measurable increase in the speed of freight and a reduction of fees.  These benefits are assisted by : Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) lanes at land borders The ability to move to the front of inspection lines A lesser potential of CBP examinations and an exemption from Stratified Exams (SEs) Shorter wait times at the border Access to the C-TPAT Status Verification Interface (SVI) A CBP Supply Chain Security Specialist (SCSS) assigned to the company Eligibility for other U.S. Government pilot programs such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Secure Supply Chain (SSC) program The potential to participate in the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA) And others Process for C-TPAT Audit There are three steps to C-TPAT certification : The first step is for the company to conduct and fully document a security risk assessment The second step is for the company to submit a basic application via the C-TPAT Portal system The third step is for the company to complete a supply chain security profile which explains how the company is meeting C-TPAT’s minimum security criteria   Upon satisfactory completion of the application and supply chain security profile, CBP reviews the submitted materials. The CBP C-TPAT program will then have up to 90-days to certify the company into the program or to reject the application. If certified, the company will be validated within three years of certification. BSCI Audit http://www.qsiindia.in/bsci-audit.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/bsci-audit.htm Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 The BSCI is based on the labour standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other important international regulations like the UN Charta for Human Rights, as well as on national regulations. This initiative aims at continuously improving the social performance of suppliers, ultimately enhancing working conditions in factories worldwide.   The BSCI monitoring system : Provides standardized management tools for all companies in all countries Supplies a database: information pool to optimize coordination of the process  Is open to retailers, importers, and manufacturers Involves all stakeholders in Europe and supplier countries Report valid for two years.   The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).    BSCI works to tackle these challenges by offering one common Code of Conduct and one single Implementation System that enable all companies sourcing all types of products from all geographies to collectively address the complex labour issues of their supply chain. To ease the implementation of the BSCI Code of Conduct, we develop - with the input of participating companies and stakeholders - a broad range of tools and activities to audit, train, share information and influence key actors towards improving labour conditions in the supply chain of participating companies. One single Code of Conduct One single Implementation System Various tools and activities to support companies and producers For all retailers, importers and brand companies For all types of products For all sourcing countries   We are neither an auditing company nor an accreditation system: We provide companies with a social auditing methodology and report. We do not organise audits ourselves but provide a network of external accredited, experienced and independent auditing companies. Also, as part of the BSCI approach, social audits only represent one pillar of activity, complementary to capacity building and strong relations with all stakeholders of the supply chain.   We are not a certification scheme: BSCI's approach supports companies towards embedding more responsible business practices which are shared with their business partners to gradually improve working conditions in their supply chain.   The BSCI System Manual defines and establishes a special emergency procedure to be followed by auditors when a Zero Tolerance issue -such as flagrant human rights violations or unethical behaviour that compromises the integrity of the BSCI audit- is identified during a check. In case of Zero Tolerance issue found but missed by the auditing company, the QC executor is requested to report the case to the BSCI secretariat for further investigation. GOTS Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/gots-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/gots-certification.htm Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) states that the raw fibre must be organic farming certified and all the manufacturing methods involved must be checked on the defined parameters. The aim of the standard is to ensure a quality system, and reduction of energy. According to this standard, organic textiles require 95% minimum of fibres coming from organic agriculture (with 5% maximum of synthetic or artificial fibres) and textiles containing organic fibres require 70% minimum of fibres coming from organic agriculture (with 10% maximum of synthetic or artificial fibres, this threshold to 25% for footwear and sportswear). If you are seeking professional aid that can help you process all the formalities and assist in acquiring certification, contact us anytime. We are based in Delhi, India.   The Global Organic Textile Standard  (GOTS) integrates all of the textile processing stages, from the fibre to the finished product: the raw fibre must be organic farming certified and all the manufacturing processes involved must be inspected. The aim of this standard is to guarantee the traceability, the use of chemical friendly with the environment and the consumer's health, to ensure a quality system, a reduction of energy and to respect some social criteria.   Two labels for this standard according to the composition of the product to be certified : Organic textiles : It requires 95% minimum of fibres coming from organic agriculture (with 5% maximum of synthetic or artificial fibres). Textiles containing organic fibres : It requires 70% minimum of fibres coming from organic agriculture (with 10% maximum of synthetic or artificial fibres, this threshold to 25% for footwear and sportswear). Fairtrade Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/fairtrade-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/fairtrade-certification.htm Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 Fair Trade is related to trade partnership and contributes to sustainable development by offering optimum trade conditions to and safeguarding the rights of, marginalized producers & workers- especially in the South. And, we are providing Fairtrade certification services from Delhi, India. At UCSPL, ours is a crew of skilled individuals, who work together to help clients comply with the ‘Ten principles of Fair Trade’ while involving in production, trade or any other activities of income generation. The system is set to give a fair deal to artisans, farmers and producers who are remaining marginalized from the mainstream of domestic as well as international trade. For further discussion, contact us anytime.   Fair Trade is “a trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.” Fair Trade is the alternative mode of trade, which aims to extend sustainable livelihood to the less privileged people living in developing and under developed countries.Those who practice fair trade comply with the ‘Ten principles of Fair Trade’ while involving in production, trade or any other activities related to income generation. The standards are set to give a fair deal to artisans, farmers and producers who are remaining marginalized from the mainstream of domestic as well as international trade. The compliance of the standards leads towards realization of fair price for their products in international as well as domestic market. WRAP Audit http://www.qsiindia.in/wrap-audit.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/wrap-audit.htm Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 As an accredited Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) monitor with over 10 years’ experience, QSI is ideally placed to assist you in conducting a WRAP audit. This will verify your compliance with WRAP principles on lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing.   WRAP is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and certification of lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing throughout the world.   Set up in 2000, WRAP is the world’s largest labour and environmental certification program for labour-intensive consumer products manufacturing and processing. WRAP is supported by 25 international trade associations, including the International Apparel Federation, which represents 36 national associations and over 150,000 individual companies. The WRAP principles cover basic practices that address labour practic, factory conditions, and environmental & customs compliance. They consist of 12 elements :Compliance with laws and workplace regulations Prohibition of forced labour Prohibition of child labour Prohibition of harassment or abuse Compensation and benefits Hours of work Freedom of association and collective bargaining Health and safety Prohibition of discrimination Environment Customs compliance Security   The wrap certification process : Certification may be granted for six months or one to two years, depending on the final audit results and the length of time that the facility has held certification successfully. Application : Manufacturer first contacts WRAP for an audit request and sends back the completed application form and fee to initiate the certification process Self-Assessment : The facility must adopt generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations following the procedures described in the WRAP Handbook and provide evidence that they have been implemented for at least 45 days (not less than 90 days for new applicants). Monitoring : The facility then chooses and contacts a WRAP accredited auditor firm to get audited. The report and recommendations are sent to both the facility and WRAP Evaluation : WRAP staff may notify the facility that it needs to correct certain procedures and have the monitor make an additional inspection and report or may recommend to the Certification Board that the factory be certified. Certification : The Certification Board studies the recommendation of the staff, including the monitor’s report, and votes to award or withhold certification. QSI has WRAP accredited auditors in most major sourcing countries and we are able to provide consistent monitoring and reporting to support certification recommendations. With over 10 years’ experience of undertaking WRAP audits, we can guide you through the process while ensuring that professional audit standards are maintained.Discover how WRAP auditing from QSI can help you and your suppliers maintain compliance with ethical trading requirements. Oeko Tex Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/oeko-tex-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/oeko-tex-certification.htm Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 Operating from Delhi, India, UCSPL is licensed to provide Oeko Tex certification services. The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for textile products -raw, semi-finished, and finished- at all processing stages as well as necessary material used. The system is used for certifying raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types (garments of all types, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry products and much more). Oeko Tex Certification is used to certify human-ecologically safe products and production conditions to companies from the entire textile chain. So, turn to our services and experience professional aid and faster processing.    Since 1992, OEKO-TEX has offered independent, third-party certification of human-ecologically safe products and sustainable production conditions to companies from the entire textile chain.   The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types (garments of all types, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry products and much more).   Certification : The precondition for the certification of products in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all parts of an article meet the required criteria - in addition to the outer fabric, for example, also the sewing threads, inserts, prints etc., as well as non-textile accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.   Additional preconditions are the existence and application of operational quality assurance measures, as well as the legally binding signing of undertakings and conformity declarations by the applicant. ROHS Compliance Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/rohs-compliance-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/rohs-compliance-certification.htm Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 It is mandatory for a product to be compliant with the directives of ROHS in order to be marketed in the European Market. ROHS certification is used for declaring that the electrical and electronic equipment manufactured by a company are free from lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP). If you are seeking professional assistance for acquiring ROHS compliance certification in less time, feel free to contact us. We are based in Delhi, India.   Third party ROHS Certification, providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence policies.   The European Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) holds electrical and electronic equipment companies directly responsible for the chemical compliance of their products. It is mandatory for a product to be compliant with the directives of ROHS in order to be marketed in the European Market. The main reason behind this directive is to stop the pollution that is caused by such substances and prevent any occupational hazard for the workers working in an electronics company. The following substance come under the restriction directive and are banned to be used in electrical or electronics products such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP). When a company has the ROHS certification then it declares that all the products manufactures by them are free from any of the products mentioned above. The ROHS compliance is tested with the help of ROHS analyzer which are also called as X-ray Fluorescence and XRF metal analyzers which can easily screen and verify the ROHS compliance.Any company that manufactures the electrical for electronics products that are sold directly in the member countries of the European Union, must have an ROHS certificates. This is also applicable for the companies that provide products to the resellers and distributors that have direct selling in the European Union. The ROHS accreditation encourages the manufacturers that the products they design, develop and manufacture are perfectly eco friendly. When we are talking of the ROHS certification requirements, the most fundamental requirement of the certification is that the products must be free from any of the restricted substances stated in the directives.   The ROHS certification process includes the review of the documents such as Bill of materials of the products, assembly drawings, Declaration of material for every product and its components, conformance certificates and test reports. The entire process of manufacturing is inspected to check whether it meets the compliance to the ROHS directives. Once the audit of the documents, products and manufacturing process is done, the company is granted an ROHS certificate for the same product. This gives the manufacturers a chance to market their products in the EU countries freely. If a company wants to  apply  for  the ROHS  certification  then  Rohs Certification India is one of the best consultancy services that can help. Our  consultants  are  dedicated  to provide the best services to our clients with the minimum ROHS  certification  cost  and  also  help  them  with  the  audit s  and  all  along  the  certification process.   Benefits of ROHS Increase of communication across the supply chain serves as a platform for the implementation of REACH and other initiatives. Tighter process control, overall reduced number of defects and increased production efficiency (contradicts information appearing elsewhere in the report) Increased skill levels in the global workforce due to retraining and the knowledge transfer to Asia and less developed countries (assumes that globalization is driven by RoHS). In addition, "Japanese people and knowledge are seeking inspiration in Europe and the US" (the condescension toward Japan is hard to understand given the statistics on innovation contained within the report). Less leaching in landfills because WEEE contains less hazardous material and increased incentives for recycling because lead-free solder contains silver and gold Pressure on other sectors (such as aerospace and IT industrial controls) and countries to move to cleaner processes and reduced use of hazardous materials (such as China RoHS and Korea RoHS) Competitive advantage for EU manufacturers in markets where RoHS legislation is pending or contemplated IATF 16949 Certification http://www.qsiindia.in/iatf-16949-certification.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/iatf-16949-certification.htm Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 If you are into automotive sector and seeking assistance for acquiring IATF 16949 certification for the quality management system, look no further than UCSPL. Ours is a Delhi, India based service provider agency, providing top-notch solutions for certification needs. We also provide guidance for assessment and further formalities. So, let us know your needs and requirements, we assure to work around them. Clients can reach us anytime through our contact us page. SEDEX Audit http://www.qsiindia.in/sedex-audit.htm http://www.qsiindia.in/sedex-audit.htm Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0530 SEDEX is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, SEDEX is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, helping you to reduce risk, protect your company reputation and improve supply chain practices. SEDEX- Supplier Ethical Data Exchange program is a web-based system designed to help businesses improve ethical performance of their supply chain. This platform stores data on responsible business practices and allows the sharing of ethical performance information with multiple Brands & Customers.  SEDEX engages with all tiers of the supply chain with the aim of driving improvements and convergence in responsible business practices. Members can share and manage information in four key areas: Labour standards, Health and Safety, the Environment and Business Ethics.SEDEX has two main aims : To ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications To drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains. Our core product is SEDEX Advance, a secure, online database which allows members to store, share and report on information in four key areas : Labour Standards Health & Safety The Environment Business Ethics   SMETA - SEDEX Member Ethical Trade Audits is a Standard used for Ethical Trade Audits. SMETA Audits are based on ETI Codes which includes implementation of Environment, Health & Safety,  Business Ethics and Labour Standards in the supply chain. ETI Code is founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on  labour practices and URS conducts SMETA Audits in India. Requirements of SEDEX Audits are  based on ETI principles and include : Employment is Freely Chosen : There is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour and individuals are free to leave their  employer after reasonable notice. Respect to Freedom of Association : Workers have the right to form or join trade unions at their own. Employers must adopt an Open attitude towards trade unions and Workers representatives without discrimination. Working Conditions are Safe and Hygienic : A safe and hygienic work environment shall be provided to the workers to satisfy the  requirements of SEDEX Audits. Steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury. Child labour shall not be employed : Requirements of SEDEX Audits based on SMETA Standard shall consider that there shall be no  recruitment of child labour. Children and young persons under the age of 18 years shall not be  employed at night or in hazardous conditions. Minimum Living wages are paid : Wages and benefits paid to a worker, at a minimum, shall meet national legal standards or  industry benchmark standards to follow requirements of SEDEX Audits. Working hours are not excessive : Working hours must comply with national laws and collective agreements and shall normallynot be allowed to work exceeding 48 hours per week. All overtime shall be voluntary. No discrimination is practised : Discrimination in employing, hiring, engaging, compensation, benefits and termination,  retirement shall be prohibited and Social Compliance Audit require that these are not based on  race, caste, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. Regular employment is provided : Requirements of SEDEX Audits enable organizations to perform work on recognised  employment relationship basis. Social Compliance Audits covers that Obligations to employees  established under labour laws shall notbe avoided. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed : Physical or verbal abuse, sexual or other harassment or other forms of intimidation are  prohibited under per requirements of SEDEX Audits. BENEFITS OF SEDEX AUDITS: SEDEX Audits reports reduce supply chain audit duplication by providing a widely acceptable single format for Social Compliance Audits. Social Compliance Audits as per SMETA Standard enable companies to effectively share and manage supply chain ethical information. SMETA Audits enhances ethical trading programs in supply chain. Reduces risks in social responsibility and sustainability through Social Compliance Audits as per SMETA Standard. Brands and buyers are able to view, share data of suppliers’ social compliance audits on SEDEX database