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The International Certification Network IQNet is the world's largest certification network with more than 36 partner organizations. Since its formation in 1990, more than 170 000 companies in 150 countries have been certified. IQNet certification, which only Quality Austria is allowed to issue in Austria, is recognized in 51 countries. 


The German Association of the Automotive Industry VDA nationally and internationally promotes the interests of the entire German automotive industry in all fields of the motor transport sector. The more than 100 year-old association promotes the interests of its members in economic, transport and environmental policy, technical legislation, standardization and quality assurance. 
Its body of members consists partly of automobile manufacturers and their development partners, the suppliers, and partly of the manufacturers of trailers, body superstructures and containers. The VDA organizes, under its own auspices, the annual International Motor Show IAA, the IAA Passenger Cars held in odd years and, in even years, the IAA Commercial Vehicles.


The International Automotive Task Force IATF is an ad hoc group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations. Together with Technical Committee TC 176 of the International Organization for Standardization ISO, a working group was formed to establish a globally recognized automotive standard, especially for suppliers of automotive industry. IATF members include the world's most renowned vehicle manufacturers (BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen) and their respective trade associations (AIAG, ANFIA, FIEV, SMMT, VDA-QMC).
The goal of the IATP is to ensure an internationally uniform approach to conducting certification audits. Thus, the authorization and monitoring of certification organization is exclusively carried out by the IATF.


The European Organization for Quality coordinates the quality management activities of its members. Founded in 1956, it comprises 34 national European quality organizations as well as institutes, firms and experts around the world.


Quality Austria is the National Partner Organisation of the European Foundation for Quality Management – in short EFQM – which was founded in 1988 in Brussels by 14 leading European organisations. EFQM maintains partnerships with national organisations active in the same field in order to jointly impart know-how for sustainable excellence in Europe. Today the network has several thousand members. As owner of the Excellence Model, EFQM presents the EFQM Excellence Award – an international award for excellent performance. Comparing oneself with the best-in-class is used as a driver for success.


CIS (Certification & Information Security Services GmbH / Ltd.) as an accredited Certification Body does not only conduct independent audits and certifications of management systems acc. to ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 but also provides the relevant trainings, including certification of persons.  The auditors and lecturers of CIS meet the complex requirements placed on theory and practice. For in their main professions, they are active in the fields of information security and information technology and constantly further develop their knowledge in a practice oriented manner.

Niederösterreich Werbung - Training Best Health Austria

In health tourism, in particular, there are many training offers that are neither recognized by the federal authorities nor regulated in detail. At the moment the series of courses for BHA Experts is the only series of courses in health tourism to have an independent final examination and to be recognized by the federal authorities. The relevant Certificate certifies the graduates have a high qualification level, which will also become noticeable for the companies and ultimately for the customers.
Training Best Health Austria

Danube University Krems

The Danube University Krems is the only state-funded university in Europe. The university offers exclusively in the center of Knowledge and Information Management in cooperation with Quality Austria an university course in Quality Management.


SanConsult, located in Vienna and Munich, got founded 1993 and provides services in the divisions Management-Academy and Management-Consulting (Management on  time, Project-Management and –controlling, Structure- and Efficiency Improvement, Businessplan, Budgeting, Cost Accounting and Controlling). Since 2004 the Management-Academy of SanConsult offers training courses with university character with the degree Academic Manager (professional diploma) respectively Master of Science - Management (MSc) inhouse as well as on the open market. Currently the SanConsult Management-Academy makes a name for itself as an appreciated partner in various University-Cooperations in Europe. For making the professionalism and the quality in the realization of advanced training-programmes transparent, ISO 29990:2010 presently gets adopted.

CSR Dialogue Forum

The CSR Dialogue Forum is a non-profit organization accredited to the United Nations and in consultative status. CSR Dialogue Forum sees itself as the driving force for new economies, has an influence and contributes to a meaningful social change. The purpose of the association is to promote sustainable business and corporate social responsibility and to act as a science and practice-linked organization for sustainable management. The CSR Dialogue Forum is an international network, in over 60 countries of people in the most diverse functions with a focus on excellence. The CSR Dialogforum and Quality Austria are the only international quality seal with the aim of excellence in sustainability and CSR with eccos²².

Austrian Center for Sustainability

We support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the sustainability goals in Austria.
We accompany companies / organizations holistically with regard to their activities in the field of sustainable business and are implementation partners of public / private institutions as well as an interface to politics. Our experts are working on future topics for Austria's society and business location in the sense of an eco-social market economy.

Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz

At the Johannes Kepler University, as the largest research and educational institution in Upper Austria, over 20,000 students are enrolled in one of over 60 different academic degree programs. JKU students learn from top-ranked faculty members, for example in the fields of organic semiconductors or artificial intelligence. JKU graduates have outstanding job prospects as the programs provide theoretical and hands-on education to help students prepare for today’s engineering and business environment. The Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD) with professor Erik G. Hansen was founded in 2016 on initiative of Quality Austria and the Province of Upper Austria (Land Oberösterreich).
>> Stiftungsprofessur IQD


ASEP (Austrian Senior Experts Pool) and its members, Senior Experts, form a “competence network” of managers and experts who are “retired but not tired”. They provide their experience, knowledge and networks on a honorary basis, which means that the potential of the Senior Experts can be utilized for the community. Senior Experts implement the concept of a “third phase of life”, which is characterized by health, activity and serving the community. ASEP is independent and supra-partisan.


AUVA (Allgemeine Unversicherungsanstalt - Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks) is the social accident insurance for about 3 million gainfully employed persons, 1.3 million pupils and students, numerous voluntary relief organizations and life-savers. AUVA is a representation of interests of employers and employees and thus strives for protecting each single insured person from personal harm and pain and financial losses and to preserve the companies' economic efficiency and performance.


DGQ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität e.V. - German Society for Quality), which was established in Frankfurt in 1952, is the market leader in further training in quality management and thus the biggest and most experienced provider of further training in the field of management systems in Germany. Qualified further training in quality and environmental management and OH&S (Occupational Health and Safety) management is priortized. In the field of Total Quality Management in the sense of the EFQM Excellence Model in organizations, DGQ takes a leading position. Thus DGQ significantly contributes to increasing efficiency and success of German companies in international competition.


ABG (Austria Bio Garantie - ORGANIC LTd.) was established as the first body for controlling organic products in Austria in 1993. ABG has the task to control and certify organic products, which range from the biological primary product to the final processor. Like all the other control bodies in Austria, ABG works by order of the food authorities.

SAQ Swiss Association for Quality

National activities within an international network. The SAQ Swiss Association for Quality for nearly 50 years supports organizations in their business development and is the largest and most influential Swiss Association comprehensive in terms of quality and business excellence. At the same time the SAQ looks back on a 20-year partnership with the EFQM and annually awards up to 40 companies for successful participation in the EFQM recognition programme.

University of Salzburg Business School

The SMBS – University of Salzburg Business School is specialized on postgraduate courses and offers as an internationally renowned institution for extra-occupational education top-class and particularly international MBA- and Master Courses as well as university Certificate Courses. Numerous cooperation with prestigious and first-class universities worldwide make modules abroad or international classes into a special experience.

>> Course Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive Management with major in Business Excellence and Risk Management 

Q1 Magazine

Q1 was developed as an independent magazine for quality management and integrated management systems in collaboration with leading experts in the fields of Training, Certification and Evaluation in 2013. For a long time quality was a topic of technicians. Today - and probably even more in the future - quality pervades the entire company, all departments and processes. For this reason, Q1 provides his readers not primarily technical or methodological know-how, but also promotes a comprehensive understanding of the relationships and processes within the company. To cover the entire spectrum, in every issue there are three focus areas and additionally an industry focus that examines aspects for one area.

International Personnel Certification Association

The International Personnel Certification Association undertakes a number of fundamental services that lead to the delivery of its mission. These include the development of competencies required for certification schemes to provide recognition for personnel in a range of fields and disciplines; the implementation of those certification schemes through its member bodies; and the evaluation of scheme implementation through accreditation to ISO17024 and IPC criteria in order to establish confidence in the equivalence of IPC certifications.

Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global human resources consulting, research and training firm specializing in organizational trust. With a 30 years’ experience the firm is committed to improving organisations – and also society as a whole - through creating an excellent workplace culture and thus strengthening organisations for future challenges. Great Place to Work® provides leadership coaching and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents. Great Place to Work® supports organisations in building trust in the workplace as well as in identifying, deploying und sustaining the criteria that are essential for an excellent working environment.


Agrovent is an agricultural-veterinary quality agency. They control, certify and project products, processes or quality assurance systems from the manufacturer via the processing plant right up to the consumer.