The use of new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), is transforming the global trade landscape. While technical barriers to trade are being removed, consumer behavior is evolving, creating new challenges for businesses.
In many ways, accreditation is taken for granted. In the everyday life, most people don’t connect the quality of products and services with the fact that an international standard probably has laid the foundation of that certain quality. The Swedish national accreditation body – Swedac – has recently tried to change the public’s perception of accreditation through a social media campaign.
The emergence and growth of interest related to a new generation of nuclear reactors presents new opportunities for organisations to enter the nuclear supply chain that comprises multiple organisations delivering a wide range of items important to nuclear safety (ITNS). ISO 19443:2018 establishes a framework of requirements for a quality management system, that when effectively implemented, will provide confidence as to the consistency and integrity of ITNS.
In Kazakhstan, corruption-related issues are being addressed at the state level, and various public institutions and mechanisms are involved in its solution. One of them is the International Standard ISO 37001 “Anti-bribery management systems — Requirements with guidance for use”, which is widely discussed in Kazakhstan. The standard is designed to help organizations implement an effective anti-bribery management system that is applicable to small, medium and large organizations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Through ISO18788, the private security sector assumes preventive control as a responsibility and respect for human rights, since, by demonstrating that the operations are coherent and demonstrate credibility, the satisfaction of the significant parties is achieved.
The key strategic milestone of the international recognition of the SADCA MRA by ILAC and IAF supports industrialisation and facilitates regional and international trade by promoting confidence in accredited results.
The European Commission is aiming to make products on the EU market increasingly sustainable, by enabling far-reaching performance and information requirements – known as ‘ecodesign requirements’ – to be set on a wide range of them to improve their circularity, energy performance, and other environmental sustainability aspects.
Verifications and validations: the first Body accredited by Accredia in Italy according to ISO/IEC 17029 The theme of sustainability sells. The value of green spending by Italians in 2021 reached 12.5 billion euros – as found by a Nielsen GS1 Italy study – with advertising on ethical and […]
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway. It is up to the conformity assessment sector to respond to evolving technologies and customer expectations if the acceptance and status of conformity assessment are to be maintained.
There is a growing recognition that standards are not neutral; they are experienced differently depending on someone’s gender. A lack of gender responsiveness, for example, has been shown to have health and safety implications and, given the importance of standards to the economy, undoubtedly, the lack of gender responsiveness would have implications there too.
Since their invention, the WWW and Internet have grown rapidly whilst security has lagged behind. Cybercrime has increased exponentially in the 21st century, costing the global economy more than USD 6 trillion in 2021.
In almost every country in the world, there are standardization bodies, metrological institutes, certification bodies, inspection bodies and accredited laboratories. These pillars are one of the links that build confidence in trade.