SQAS is an instrument developed by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) that allows a standardized assessment of the quality, occupational health and safety, security and environmental management systems of logistics service providers. An independent institution hereby asks a standardized catalog of questions so that multiple assessments by individual chemicals companies can be avoided.
The Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS) helps chemical companies choose their logistics service providers and identify improvement measures together with these. It also provides the logistics service providers with direct and useful feedback on their strengths and weaknesses that have been identified during the assessment. In addition, customer-specific feedback is possible following an analysis of the assessment results by the chemicals company. This creates and accordingly strengthens the basis for a genuine partnership that benefits both parties.