DQS CFS launches GC-Mark
What is a GC-Mark?
A GC-Mark is a seal that indicates that a product, service, or organization fulfills a number of relevant requirements.
Based upon traditional national and international standards, DQS-UL CFS has identified and developed criteria for
excellence in quality, safety, hygiene, sustainability, and customer friendliness. Each of the more than 40 GC-Marks
has a corresponding set of requirements. Companies and organizations can request a voluntary assessment that
analyzes whether they meet the relevant GC-Mark criteria.
Why do you need a GC-Mark?
- Unlike traditional standards, GC-Marks demonstrate excellence in a way that is easily understandable for the
intended target group. Most consumers have a hard time understanding the relevance of traditional
certification, with its multitude of abbreviations and seemingly arbitrary numbers. By contrast, the designations
of the GC-Marks are clear and transparent.
- GC-Marks can be used on websites, in brochures, on products, and on infrastructure: it is a flexible and visually
attractive label suitable for promotional purposes.
- A GC-Mark is more than a label: because it is based on solid criteria and a thorough on-site assessment, it is a
value-adding experience for your organization. Our competent auditors point out the potential for improvement
and help you increase efficiency and service quality.
What kinds of GC-Marks are there?
Our catalogue offers more than 40 GC-Marks to certify quality, safety, sustainability, and hygiene. They focus upon
different parameters, including the durability of products, the environmental impact of companies, the quality of
services, compliance with laws and regulations, the reliability of suppliers, and the social responsibility of
organizations. For every individual GC-Mark, there is a corresponding list of criteria that need to be fulfilled in order
to receive the Mark.
How can you obtain the GC-Mark?
Interested? Based upon the scope of the GC-Mark, the size of the organization, and the type of goods and services,
DQS NIGERIA will provide a quote. After a preparatory self-assessment, an on-site assessment will take place to
ensure that the relevant criteria have been met. Once a GC-Mark has been awarded, it remains valid for one year.
Below are some of the GC-Mark Seals: