Day: July 2, 2021

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 […]

Update on Developments at ARAC

SecretariatArab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) New ARAC Associate Member: Somalia Significant growth in the Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) membership has been achieved with the acceptance of the Quality Department of the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Reconstruction in Federal Republic of Somalia as an ARAC Associate member. This […]

Persons Certification during COVID-19

Cynthia WoodleyChief Operations Officer and PsychometricianProfessional Testing, Inc. Many of us have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by changing how we operate our businesses and organizations, including by implementing remote work policies and technologies that will have an enduring effect on our practices. Almost every aspect of our […]

Conformity Assessment for the Sustainable Development Goals

Mika VepsäläinenChief, Market Access Section, Economic Cooperation and Trade DivisionUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe Fifty years ago, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) initiated a series of “Meetings of Government Officials Responsible for Standardization Policies”.  The anniversary of these meetings was celebrated in circumstances that […]

ISO/IEC 17021:2015 Accreditation of CABs Delivering ISO 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems Certification

Alan WebbDevelopment Project ManagerUnited Kingdom Accreditation Service ISO 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationship Management Systems provides requirements for the establishment and control of collaborative business relationships utilising a formalised and measurable process for joint working. Industry recognises the advantage of shared objectives and resources to reduce liability and competition […]

Diffusion and Effects of Accredited Certification among Exporting Companies – Italian Study

The urgency of a productivity boost for Italian companies requires tools such as management systems that are certified by accredited certification bodies (CBs), which help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to position themselves along global value chains and increase their efficiency. Francesca NizzeroExternal Relations ManagerL’Ente Italiano di Accreditamento […]

IAF Virtual 2021 Mid-Term Meetings

IAF and ILAC held a series of virtual committee meetings from 15 April to 12 May 2021 in place of the in-person IAF and ILAC Joint Mid-term Meetings scheduled for April 2021. These meetings were held with the support of Say Something Communications, a conference and event management […]

Accredited Conformity Assessment Supporting the Medical Device Sector in the APAC region

Aparna DhawanChair, Communications and Promotion CommitteeAsia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) The medical device industry is expanding globally, including in the Asia Pacific region, generating a demand for high-quality and safe products. Conformity assessment and accreditation are key building blocks of a country’s quality infrastructure. Conformity assessment connects requirements […]