TOGETHER FOR SUSTAINABILITY

TfS

Do you want to supply products to chemical companies that have joined the TfS initiative? Then you need to complete an online assessment or a TfS audit of your sustainability performance. DQS can help if you opt for an audit.

Audits cover globally standardized criteria on management, environment, health and safety, labor and human rights as well as governance issues. Find out exactly where you stand! 

  • Chemical Industry
  • Industry Standard
  • Market Access
  • Supply Chain Sustainability

The Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative was established in 2011 by six chemical companies: BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, LANXESS and Solvay. Their intention was to assess and continuously improve sustainability practices and awareness in their supply chains. Any company in the chemical industry can join the TfS initiative. If you supply products to a TfS member company, it may require you to complete an online self-assessment on the  platform and/or undergo a TfS audit based on a list of requirements developed specifically for chemical industry suppliers. 

  • Reliable market access for chemical industry suppliers 
  • Mutual recognition of online assessment results and TfS audit findings by all TfS members 
  • Sustainability activities cataloged and assessed by a neutral party 
  • Systematic improvement of your sustainability performance 

TfS audits are based on globally standardized assurance criteria covering management, environment, health and safety, labor and human rights and good governance. Audit findings can lead to a corrective action plan. At the end of the audit, you receive a statement of conformity that is valid for up to three years. Audit results are shared with all TfS members with your consent.

Your contact person

Team Sustainability

Your contact person

Team Sustainability

csr@dqs.de

ISO 14001

Are profitability and environmental responsibility mutually exclusive? Not with an environmental management system certified to ISO 14001. It can help you improve your environmental performance, gain legal certainty, minimize risk and, best of all, communicate your performance to interested parties. An ISO 14001 certificate from DQS is a globally recognized, visible sign of responsible, sustainable management.