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(publication date 18-01-2019)

Cefic (The European Chemical Industry Council) is organizing a training for new SQAS assessors on 18 and 19 March 2019 to be held in Brussels at the Novotel Brussels Airport. Experienced trainers from both Chemical Producers, leading Logistics Service Providers and Distributors will be sharing with you their experience regarding Safety, Quality, Health, Environment, Security and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The accreditation process is indicated in the SQAS Accreditation Manual (please see SQAS Accreditation Manual).

The training has a cost of 250 euros (VAT excluded). The price includes lunches, coffee breaks and a dinner on 18 March 2019. The travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the candidate. The hotel must be booked by the candidate directly.

The agenda of the training can be found here.

If you comply with the requirements, please fill in the application form here and send it to Victor Trapani vtr@cefic.be together with the required certificates by Friday 1st March 2019. We will check the documentation and will contact you again in case that your application is accepted.

Thank you in advance.

Do not miss the opportunity to join the most prestigious assessment system of Logistics Service Providers and Distributors in Europe!!

Welcome to SQAS

SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability) is a system of uniform third party assessments to evaluate the performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors. SQAS assessments cover quality, safety, security, environment and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). SQAS is not a certification system; it is an assessment system that provides a detailed factual assessment report. The SQAS assessment reports allow chemical companies to evaluate their logistics service providers according to their own standards and requirements.

SQAS is a key element of Responsible Care in logistics operations.

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, manages the SQAS system and ensures its integrity.

SQAS modules

All transport companies and other types of service providers that are active in land logistics and chemical distribution are covered by SQAS through five separate modules:

  • Transport Services
  • Rail Operators
  • Tank cleaning stations
  • Warehouses
  • Chemical distributors

Benefits of using SQAS

Using SQAS offers several advantages:

  • A key tool in the Risk Management of logistics operations, as part of Responsible Care
  • Five SQAS modules covering the different types of Logistics Service Providers active in land logistics
  • Common and uniform industry assessment questionnaires
  • Trained and accredited SQAS assessors
  • Easy access to all assessment reports via a central SQAS database
  • No duplication of assessments by individual chemical companies
  • Supported and used by most chemical companies and logistics service providers

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