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.
This temporary measure is intended to limit contacts in order to help minimise the risk of infection.
After the general situation has improved somewhat, the temporary waiver of UN audits in connection with the Corona Pandemic has been revoked.
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.