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Results of external audit

Recertification audit - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (2015)

Within the deadline 12th – 16th May 2014 the inspection audit was performed of the quality management systems, environment and OHS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 i.e. OHSAS 18001). The team of auditors performed the process oriented audit focusing on the significant aspects, risks, and goals required by the certification standards. The audit did not discover any incompliance within the verified areas, processes, activities or function; the audit team found strong aspects and opportunities for improvement. The external audit identified several findings (in the order of units) - the audit findings are in the monitoring and recommendation category. Our company will accept an adequate opinion as regards the specified findings, and will provide adequate settlement.

The result of the audit is the inspection of the requirement fulfilment of the above specified standards and validity extension of the existing certificates ISO / OHSAS, and also the below statement of managing external auditor:

  • Based on the findings of the inspection audit as per ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 it is possible to state that ČD Cargo, a.s. fulfils the requirements related with the provision of managerial systems ISO;
  • Integrated management system is well implemented and functioning;
  • The company proved the process of continual improvement.

The auditor’s final recommendation was to continue in the registration as per ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 under the accreditation of  SGS CZ s.r.o.

External audit results - assessment SQAS (2015)

The external audit, respectively the assessment cording to the SQAS (rail) standard was carried out from 18th to 27th March 2015. The assessment was conducted according to the method "CEFIC SQAS 2011". The certification is valid for three years, i.e. for the period 2015-2018. The re-audit in 2018 will be conducted according to the new methodology, "CEFIC SQAS 2015".

The own audit of ČD Cargo with SQAS was conducted by the organization of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) by an accredited assessor who uses a standardized questionnaire - that is freely available on the website OD CEFIC The test questions in the questionnaire are based on the requirements of the standards ISO 9001 (QMS), ISO 14001 (EMS) and OHSAS 18001 (HSMS), RID Regulations, the experience and technical requirements of the enterprises in chemical industry. The company ČD Cargo, a.s. achieved success in the certified units of the organizational structure in the range from 87 to 91% in the 100-point questionnaire, which is an above-standard result. In the Czech Republic there are only two railway carriers that have the SQAS Certificate. The result of the assessment is not only a certificate, but especially the a summary report about how the organization has demonstrated its compliance with the requirements by answering approximately 500 assessment questions.

The information on the conducted assessment of ČD Cargo, a.s. is published on the website The results of this assessment are processed in reports (separate reports prepared separately for each unit of the organizational structure of ČD Cargo, a.s.) and are published on the web page; these reports are available only for the specified executives of ČD Cargo and for the selected members of CEFIC. The business partners as well as the potential business partners of ČD Cargo may ask for the assessment results (report) with the knowledge and consent of the company management. According to the result of the SQAS assessment, the chemical enterprises, distributors, trading companies and other carriers and freight forwarders (business partners) can choose the most appropriate carrier.

The SQAS assessment was carried out by the auditors of the company SGS CZ s.r.o.


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