OBS System Certification informs


Dear Readers, 

Challenging weeks lie behind us. The shutdown in many countries around the world has been followed by a gradual return to normality. But the virus has not been defeated and some countries are still facing major restrictions. At this point I would like to thank you all very much for your untiring commitment to our company and your willingness to try new approaches to your tasks. Together we have ensured that our company has come through the corona crisis well so far. And together, we will also tackle future challenges. 

In this issue you will find an overview of the measures taken in recent weeks, a report on the new business field of mask-testing, the new service "Hygiene and Cleanliness Checked" and many other topics.

Enjoy reading and above all: Stay healthy!

Wolfgang Wielpütz



Interview with Wolfgang Wielpütz: How we handle the corona crisis

The Corona crisis has presented us all with unprecedented challenges. OBS head Wolfgang Wielpütz on measures, digitalization opportunities, new business fields and a look into the future.

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Mask Checks

In recent weeks, TÜV NORD has been engaged in the testing of protective equipment for the medical sector. Seven companies are involved in the cross-company project.

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Hygiene and Cleanliness Checked

TÜV NORD has developed the "Hygiene and Cleanliness Checked" verification programme to support companies and businesses in implementing the numerous hygiene regulations.

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Monthly Highlights

In recent weeks, our OBS has received large orders from a number of important customers, has introduced innovations and organized many new remote training options. Check out the monthly highlights here.

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In Focus: Social Standards

Social Audits

Compliance with social standards is becoming increasingly important. But what standards are there, why are social audits important and what requirements must auditors meet?

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Development of Social Audits

TÜV NORD has successfully expanded its activities in the field of social audits in recent months. Martin Saalmann reports in an interview on the factors that were decisive in this respect and on the projects that are pending.

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TÜV NORD Austria and Nestlé

TÜV NORD Austria has been carrying out SMETA audits for Nestlé for over five years. Dr. Hans Strauss explains what the cooperation involves and what role TÜV NORD plays. The managing director of TÜV NORD Austria steers the cooperation with Nestlé.

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Medical Device International

As of January 2020, certification of medical devices services have been combined in the new cluster "Medical Device International" under the management of Ralf Thomsen.

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Alex de Wals

Alex de Wals has worked for TÜV NORD for 11 years. In April 2020 he was appointed Vice President System Certification at TÜV UK Ltd. Now he introduces himself and tells us more about his responsibilities and challenges.

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IRCA trainings

Due to the corona pandemic we all have to develop new strategies. IRCA training courses have also been conducted remotely in many countries since the end of March.

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International Sales & Marketing 

Issue 9 / July 2020


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