What is SQAS?

An assessment scheme for chemical companies to evaluate the safety, environmental, security and quality performance of logistics service providers and distributors.

SQAS is a globally-recognised assessment system developed by Cefic that evaluates the safety, environmental, security, health quality and corporate social responsibility, of logistics service providers and chemical distributors enabling them to achieve supply chain excellence.


With 30 years of experience and a global network of independent assessors, SQAS is an industry benchmark for safety, quality, and sustainability in chemical transport and logistics.




For chemicals logistics and transportation to be safe, secure and sustainable across Europe.


Bring together relevant stakeholders to build a credible and effective system to make our vision a reality.


Risk assessment, emergency preparedness, personal protective equipment, etc.


Waste management, emissions, hazardous substances, etc.


Site security, supply chain security, information security, etc.

Corporate Social Responsability

Ethics and anti-corruption, labour practices, community engagement, etc.


Training and competence, document control, customer feedback, etc.

“To achieve the highest performance in chemical transport and logistics, it is essential to prioritise safety and environmental responsibility. SQAS provides a standardised framework to evaluate and improve environmental performance, achieve sustainability goals and enable companies to deliver superior service.”

Gerhard Bruss

Head of Global Transportation & Distribution Safety - BASF

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