About us


The foundation of SIQ services is responsibility that is manifested, at all organizational levels.

Our activity is the precondition for an orderly society. With our services, we enable Slovenia to establish itself as such in the global market.

What is sustainable development?

Sustainability has been defined in many ways, nevertheless the most quoted definition was coined by World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED).

WCED defines it as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

We live in an era where society is getting more aware of the impact people and organizations have on the environment. Thus, many organizations strive for a more sustainable future with the application of sustainable business practices.

Sustainable development has three main pillars: economic, environmental, and social.

Implementation of different standards, evaluation of activities and procedures is a big step towards realization of the sustainable strategy.

Sustainable development: Environmental pillar (natural resource use, environmental management, pollution prevention), economic pillar (profit, cost savings, economic growth research and development), social pillar (standard of living, education, community. equal opportunity).

Environmental Pillar

The environmental pillar usually gets the most attention from companies. It is defined by practices that are in accordance with the principle of environmental preservation.

In many cases environmentally friendly business practices are hard to prove. With the help of SIQ, organizations can measure the effects of the sustainable steps they take.

Social Pillar

A vital step for achieving sustainability is socially responsible behavior. In the sphere of organizations, Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST) defined socially responsible behavior as a responsibility of decision making and consequently the effects this has on the society and environment. Furthermore, organizations contribute to sustainable development through transparent and ethical conduct, which includes considering health and well-being of the society. Additionally, organizations ought to act in accordance with applicable law and international business standards. This must be integrated into the entire organization structure and implemented in all its relationships.

Well executed practices in the area of social sustainability aren’t easily comparable. With the help of established standards, we can compare these different practices, be transparent, trustworthy, and objective about the disclosed information. SIQ and more than 250 auditors can aid organizations in receiving proper certificates for their appropriate business practices regarding social responsibility.

Economic Pillar

Economic sustainability involves business success and its contribution to economic development. This can also mean preserving and creating new workplaces. Research shows a strong connection between levels of employment, economic growth, and social prosperity. In order that people want to be employed in a certain organization, it must be stable and strive for sustainable success.

Solid standards significantly contribute to sustainable success in organizations. They include requirements for effective use of resources, congruity, business orderliness and risk management.