QET method

The holistic and value-oriented QET method understands corporate culture as the interaction of quality, ethics and transparency and, through selected indicators and rules, encompasses all essential areas of the company (see the respective definitions in the glossary).
Until now, the quality, ethics and transparency of commercial enterprises and other organizations were assessed based on separate sets of rules.
The applicable ISO standards mainly relate to the quality of processes.
The ISO 26000 standard applies to ethics. Apart from the accounting regulations for corporations, there are currently no standardized requirements in Germany for corporate transparency. In the USA, the legally binding SOX standard regulates the transparency of the financial departments of larger companies.
Using the QET evaluation system as a benchmark (index) of corporate culture, the company can determine to what extent it already meets the individual requirements of the QET method and where there is potential for improvement. Qualified internal or external auditors can impart any missing knowledge and raise the company to QET level, which is then confirmed by issuing the QET compass, which can be renewed at individual intervals.

See also:
Quality management; Ethics/Corporate ethics; Transparency; QET assessment procedures
Reference to QET guidelines:
About QET
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