Swedac Was Here

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.

Nuclear energy sector – ISO/IEC 17021:2015 Accreditation of CABs delivering certification to ISO 19443:2018

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.

The first accredited СBs according to the anti-bribery standard will work in Kazakhstan

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.

The Role of Accreditation in Sustainability

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 […]

Getting Standards to Work for All

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.