On March 12, 2018, the long-awaited ISO 45001:2018 – the first worldwide and harmonized standard for Occupational Health and Safety – was published. As from this date, Quality Austria - Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs GmbH offers audits acc. to the new ISO 45001.
The European Organization for Quality (EOQ) celebrated the winner of the European Quality Leader Award 2016 at the 61st EOQ Congress, in Bled/Slovenia on October 11, 2017. The EQL Award winner for 2016 is Mr. Gerd Hartinger of Austria.
A new, competency-based Standard for Europe is harmonizing the certification of quality representatives, managers and auditors. For the first time, this Directive places clear requirements on quality personnel. Quality Austria is currently the only recognized certification body in Austria offering training courses in accordance with this Standard.
The European Organization for Quality (EOQ) has celebrated the recipients of the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Awards atthe EOQ Presidential Meeting, in Helsinki/Finland on May 31st, 2016.
On January 1, 2016, Quality Austria as an accredited Certification Body awarded the international label for sustainable timber management, FSC® CoC (Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody), to the Schweighofer Group. This company group, which is leading in wood processing industry and has seven production companies and two trading companies in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Rumania, has been certified successfully. Thus compliance with comprehensive FSC® CoC Standards has been acknowledged. Internal rules go beyond the requirements of the FSC Controlled Wood Standard.