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Arab Accreditation and Food Safety Week

Brahim HoulaIAF CMC ChairAccreditation Services Manager, GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) ‘Food safety, everyone’s business’ was the central theme of the Arab Accreditation and Food Safety Week (AAFSW) that took place between 06-10 June. Supported by the Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) and Arab Food Safety Initiative for Trade Facilitation […]

Collaboration – the Future of Audits Post-COVID-19

Wayne TerryChief Executive, Association of British Certification Bodies (ABCB) During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a dramatic change in the way audits are delivered in order to maintain accreditation and certification and to keep supply chains operational. Necessity has required the significant adoption of remote auditing in […]

Hosting Events During COVID-19

Melissa ColeManaging Partner, Say Something Communications Inc. (SSC) SSC has been providing event management services to IAF and ILAC for over five years. Meetings and events have been a necessary part of the accreditation world since the beginning, and COVID-19 will not change that. Even during the pandemic, […]

How EA and Its Members Celebrated WAD 2020

Amandine CombeCommunications and Marketing Manager, EA Each year, on June 9th, World Accreditation Day (WAD) takes place. This event is a great opportunity to widely promote accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards, and is celebrated in over 100 economies around the world. In the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), […]

IAF Chair’s Message

Xiao JianhuaIAF Chair We have experienced unprecedented challenges in the past few months due to COVID-19. I am, on behalf of IAF, wishing all members strength and health as we progress through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to COVID-19, IAF published a statement with a […]

Quality Infrastructure (QI): A Rising Topic for Development

Results from the World Bank Group Survey of QI Development Partners Bin Zhai, QI Specialist bzhai@ifc.org,Wafa’a M. Aranki, QI Global Lead waranki@ifc.org The Quality Infrastructure (QI) system comprises the organizations (public and private), policies, and relevant legal and regulatory frameworks and practices needed to support and enhance the […]

Advancing Conformity Assessment for the New Digital Age

Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento Managing Director, Digitalization, Technology & Agri-Business at UNIDO Today, we are at the early stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which brings physical and biological systems into the digital realm. From artificial intelligence to mobile supercomputing, we are at the start of a new […]