German society for quality

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German Society for Quality eV (DGQ)

legal form Registered association
founding 1952
Seat Frankfurt am Main
management Udo Hansen (President)
Norbert M. Gorny (Deputy President)
Claudia Welker (Executive Board Member)

The German Society for Quality (DGQ) is a registered association that emerged from the "Technical Statistics Committee in the AWF" (Committee for Economic Manufacturing) founded in 1952. It has been legally independent under its current name since 1972. With almost 750 corporate members, around 5,700 personal members, 62 regional districts and five offices, it forms a network of experts from various company levels and departments.

Tasks and structure

The aim of the DGQ according to the statutes is to further develop the know-how and the methods of quality management regardless of the industry, to inform about the latest findings and to promote their practical implementation. For this purpose, the DGQ develops, mediates and promotes competencies for the establishment and continuous improvement of integrative management systems.

On December 1, 1972, the "German Society for Quality eV (DGQ)" was entered in the register of associations at the Frankfurt am Main local court. The board of directors registered there comprised Walter Masing (chairman), Paul Dietrich , Wolfgang Jacobi and Hermann Zeller .


As a founding and full member of the European Organization for Quality (EOQ), the DGQ offers recognized training courses and certificates in the areas of comprehensive quality management, environmental management , occupational health and safety management and innovation management beyond the German borders . In addition, as a member and national partner organization of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) , it promotes the management philosophy of the EFQM model for excellence to strengthen companies and organizations in global competition.

The DGQ awards the Masing Prize , named after Walter Masing (1915-2004) as a pioneer in quality management and the longstanding first chairman and honorary chairman of the DGQ. At the same time, the DGQ is involved in the awarding of the European Quality Award (EFQM Excellence Award, abbreviated EEA) of the EFQM.


The DGQ is by the German Society for the Certification of Management Systems Ltd. (DQS) according to DIN EN ISO 9001 certified (registration no. 3024). The DGQ personal certification body is accredited by the German accreditation body according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17024 and is associated with many national and international bodies. It meets internationally agreed requirements and awards certificates that confirm personal competence.

The personal certification body is the national partner of (EOQ) - the quality management network in Europe that connects more than 70,000 experts and organizations. As an umbrella organization for selected national quality companies, EOQ has developed harmonized training and certification concepts for quality and management specialists. It is the only organization in Germany that issues EOQ certificates.

In addition, she is an active member of the International Personnel Certification Association (IPC) and works in various standardization bodies at ISO, CASCO and DIN. DGQ personnel certification is supported by the Certification Advisory Board, an advisory body made up of several experts from various industries.

The monthly trade journal QZ Quality and Reliability is the organ of the DGQ.

DGQ further education GmbH

As part of the restructuring of the DGQ, in addition to the non-profit association, the non-profit DGQ further education was founded in 2007. Today, more than 12,000 specialists and executives use the diverse range of training opportunities each year, which includes around 800 courses, seminars, compact training courses, exams, study programs and e-learning.

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