In Austria, about 1200 large enterprises are required either to carry out an external energy audit every fourth year or to have an internal management system implemented and certified. Due to the revision of the energy management system standard ISO 50001:2018, these certificates will soon expire and have to be renewed. Quality Austria is the first certification body in Austria whose expertise in the field of the revised Standard has been certified by “Akkreditierung Austria“. This means that Quality Austria is now recognized to issue certificates acc. to ISO 50001:2018.
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.