The concept of remote audits has been around for many years and has for a long time been possible within stated controls. The IAF TC has been looking closely at the current situation with regard to remote and blended audits, including reviewing coverage in standards and in existing IAF documents.
UNI, the Italian standardization body, has published the publicly available specification PdR 125, entitled “Guidelines on the management system for gender equality which provides the adoption of specific KPIs (Key Performance Indicator) relating to gender equality policies in organizations “. This certifiable standard, developed together with Accredia and the Department for Equal Opportunities of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and other interested parties, aims to initiate a systemic process of cultural change in organizations in order to increase gender equality.
In the pursuit of the goal to digitalize APAC activities, APAC and PTB are collaborating on a new project.
The IIOC ‘Certification for Business Improvement’ paper highlights the business improvement from certification.
The TIC sector can play a pivotal role in supporting market surveillance authorities in fighting counterfeit goods and products.
IAF and ILAC are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, Accreditation Matters. This podcast series will feature discussions with international experts on important matters to the international quality infrastructure community and the way that accreditation supports regulators, global trade and consumers.
Harmonisation is a key word in Europe and in EA. At the EU level, it is related to ensuring the free movement of goods within the European market while at the same time ensuring consumer safety and protection of the environment.
IAAC held its XXX General Assembly annual meetings in Antigua, Guatemala, from 12-19 August 2022.
India, as part of its ‘panchamrit’ (5-point) plan at the COP26 global summit in October 2021, announced that it will reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and will reach carbon neutrality by 2070.
Arab Regional Forum on Voluntary Third-Party Assurance (vTPA) Approach and Modalities in the Arab Region
As part of its ongoing efforts regarding upgrading and harmonizing food safety and quality infrastructure in the Arab region, the ARAC Chair and accreditation body member representatives participated in the Arab Regional Forum on voluntary third-party assurance (vTPA).
APAC conducted a three-day webinar for its members from 17-19 August 2022 to inform the participants about different methodologies to be adapted for effective networking communication skills.
SADCA held an inaugural regional World Accreditation Day celebration virtually on June 9th 2022.