International Railway Industry Standard - Business sector solution based on ISO 9001
IRIS is based on the internationally recognized quality management standard ISO 9001, supplemented by the specific requirements of the rolling stock industry. Companies focused on development and those focusing on maintenance as well as manufacturers in this business sector can achieve an IRIS certification and can then be registered in the UNIFE database, which is used by the buyers at all major rail vehicle manufacturers www.iris-rail.org.
A large part of the companies certified to IRIS International Railway Industry Standard worldwide are customers of DQS. By the same token, many UNIFE authorized auditors work for DQS - making DQS one of the major certification bodies in the railway vehicle industry. DQS´ high level of competence in the assessment of integrated management systems is a major advantage for customers, because a request for IRIS certification is often part of an assessment package that may include ISO 14001 and/or ISO/TS 16949.