Admission procedures

To be able to carry the RAL-GZ 662 Quality Mark (Gütezeichen), a company must successfully pass the GSK admission procedures as laid out in the current GSK Statutes, the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) Statutes and the Quality and Inspection Regulations together with the Implementation Regulations.

It is important to distinguish between membership of the Quality Assurance Association (Gütegemeinschaft), and permission to carry the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) as granted by the GSK Executive Committee for a set period.

  • Up-to-date information on the GSK Statutes, Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) Statutes, Quality and Inspection Regulations and Implementation Regulations
  • Completed written application for membership to the GSK secretariat
  • Written application for permission to carry the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) to the GSK secretariat
  • Declaration of the obligation to accept the GSK Statutes, the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) Statutes, the Quality and Inspection Regulations and the Implementation Regulations
  • Notification by the GSK secretariat to the applicant of the GSK Executive Committee’s decision on GSK membership
  • Invoicing by the GSK secretariat in line with current membership fees
  • Once the invoice has been paid into the GSK account, the testing institute appointed by GSK is instructed to carry out initial testing
  • The applicant for the awarding of a Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) is listed on the GSK website as a Candidate Member for use of the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen)
  • Contact is made with the testing institute to arrange initial testing
  • In-company testing as laid down in the Quality and Inspection Regulations and Implementation Regulations
  • The testing institute notifies the GSK Quality Committee of the results of both of the required initial tests
  • GSK Quality Committee verifies the results of both initial tests
  • In the case of positive results: GSK Quality Committee recommends the Executive Committee to award the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen)
  • In the case of negative results: repeat testing
  • Decision of the Executive Committee whether to award the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen)
  • The GSK member is notified of the date from which the company is permitted to carry the GSK Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) and thus be a Holder of the Quality Marks (Gütezeichen)
  • Holders of the Quality Marks (Gütezeichen) are listed on the GSK website
  • The company receives the certificate of the award with validity date, GSK ID number (privy solely to the testing institute and the GSK secretariat) and the GSK logo for product identification
  • After manufacture, GSK products are to be labelled with the GSK logo and ID
  • Holders of the Quality Marks (Gütezeichen) may only use the Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) for quality-assured articles
  • GSK Executive Committee grants extension of permission to carry the GSK Quality Mark (Gütezeichen); extension is documented and certification with the new award time period is sent to the member
  • The extension is also subject to the member fulfilling the obligations set out in the Statutes
  • The member promptly notifies the GSK secretariat of all necessary information

RAL Quality Mark (Gütezeichen) of GSK
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A short video by GSK about its RAL Quality Mark
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