Trust – an important aspect
To execute quality controls beyond the own organisation and to present oneself to competitors means a cautious handling of the given information. All auditors are obliged to comply with the data protection requirements of the German Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO). Already after the start of the quality offensive, a trusting relationship developed among the auditors despite the competition between the organizations.
The procedures given by QM e.V. have been intensively examined as to data privacy. Not only the great PTI companies like DEKRA, TÜV SÜD, GTÜ and TÜV NORD have been involved but also specialist lawyers who have checked the procedures very critically and thoroughly. In summer 2009, the responsible person of the Berlin Senate has certified that there are no reservations as to privacy.
Due to the existing situation in connection with the Corona Pandemic, the members of the QM Association have expressed their support for a temporary waiver by the UN.
The new issue of the QM-Journal informs about the association´s efforts to prepare for the next years and to face new challenges. Therefore association is being in direct exchange with its members and the supervisory authorities.
The 13th general meeting in November this year stated a positive balance of the work of the association “QM-Verein”.