Now is the Hour to Seize the Power of Conformity Assessment

When ISO leaders announced the signing of the London Declaration at the recent General Assembly, it wasn’t the first nor the last organization to commit to change or actions that contribute to net-zero carbon emissions and commitments such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet the difference is that ISO’s declaration – which is to ensure ISO standards accelerate the achievement of such commitments – is one that can underpin them all.

IAF Technical Committee Progresses Work

IAF’s Technical Committee (TC) held its annual meeting on 26 October 2021. The TC, which meets twice yearly, is responsible for developing and maintaining IAF documents on the application of standards to ensure their consistent application; monitoring the development of standards and other relevant material outside IAF; and making recommendations concerning the practical application of IAF documents, including issues arising from the implementation of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement.

World Accreditation Day 2022 Poster Contest

WAD 2021 Poster Contest results For World Accreditation Day 2021: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, IAF and ILAC held a contest to produce the official poster to be used for celebrations. Out of twenty-eight submissions, ten designs were shortlisted, and three were chosen by the […]

IAF Advisory Committees Hold their Annual Meetings

IAF’s three Advisory Committees, the Accreditation Body Information Group (ABIEG), User Advisory Committee (UAC) and Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (CABAC), all held meetings during IAF and ILAC’s 2021 annual meetings period from September – November. These committees act as a valuable means for specific categories of IAF […]

IAF Modernizes Website with New Design

The world is undergoing rapid digitalization, a process driven in recent years by the COVID-19 pandemic. While IAF Members have adapted by increasing the use of information and communications technology in accreditation and accredited conformity assessment activities, IAF has transitioned to conducting committee work and meetings remotely. In […]

World Accreditation Day 09 June 2021

Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Marcus LongChair, IAF Conformity Assessment Bodies Advisory CommitteeCEO, Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC) The 2021 World Accreditation Day (WAD) focuses on the theme of how accreditation supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the 14th WAD, […]

Accreditation Model for Crime Scene Investigation

SecretariatEuropean Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) ENFSI, the European Network of Forensic Science, is aiming with its AFORE project (Accreditation of Forensic Laboratories in Europe) to support forensic science laboratories across the European Union Member States to move towards accreditation or expand the scope of their accreditation. Part of the AFORE […]