Is your company serious about CSR? Do you want to be able to document your efforts to the organisation, your customers, your employees, and other stakeholders?

DS 49001 is based on the principles of ISO 26001, an international guiding standard on social responsibility that has been adapted to Danish conditions.

The purpose of a management system under the DS 49001 standard is to ensure and document that your company meets requirements related to:

  • Proper management
  • Human rights
  • Working conditions
  • Environmental conditions
  • Sound business practices
  • Consumer relationships
  • Local community development and involvement

FORCE Certification A/S can certify your work related to social responsibility and CSR.

The benefits of DS 49001 certification:

  • A documented, systematic, and serious approach to CSR
  • Trustworthiness: You can improve the trustworthiness of your business in the eyes of stakeholders, since the certification process is conducted by an impartial and recognised certifying body.
  • Marketing advantages: Certification for CSR improves your image among customers and competitors, as well as current and future employees.
  • Regular, impartial monitoring of your performance through external auditing.
  • Input for developing and improving your targeted, documented efforts.

The requirement basis is the DS 49001 standard. If your company has already established management systems, such as ISO 9001 quality management system, an ISO 14001 environmental management system, or an ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management system, integrating DS 49001 into the existing systems is a natural choice.

How does certification from FORCE Certification A/S work?

A typical sequence looks like this:

1) Concluding a contract and planning the certification process.

2) Phase 1, where auditors from FORCE Certification assess whether the company’s management system adheres to the DS 49001 standard.

3) Phase 2, where auditors from FORCE Certification A/S conduct interviews and observe key areas of the company to determine whether the management system has been properly implemented and is followed in everyday operations.

4) Addressing any problem areas and deviations

5) After successful certification, FORCE Certification A/S issues a certificate to document your CSR efforts according to the DS 49001 standard.

6) Thereafter, FORCE Certification A/S will conduct annual oversight audits of your company to verify your eligibility to remain certified.

FORCE Certification A/S’s auditors approach the job with an appreciation for your work, endeavour to provide your company value through the certification process, highlighting areas for improvement and critical areas where the company can take action.

Anne Husted

Anne Husted

Sales Manager