The IFS Global Markets program was launched in June 2016 and presents a step by step approach to the implementation of the IFS Logistics standard. The program is intended for businesses which have not yet established their product safety and quality processes and aims to provide an easier, step by step approach to the implementation of a full product safety and quality system. DQS is an approved assessment body within the IFS Global Markets framework. The IFS Logistics Standard was originally published in 2006. Since then, it has become the leading safety and quality standard for logistics providers. For small and/or new business, however, the full implementation of the IFS Logistics Standard can be a daunting task. The IFS Global Markets Logistics Program enables businesses to implement the requirements of the IFS Logistics Standard in different phases – moving from basic requirements to the full implementation in a timeframe of three years.