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World Accreditation Day 2020: Improving Food Safety

On 09 June, individuals and organizations worldwide celebrated World Accreditation Day 2020: Improving Food Safety. Accreditation has a crystal-clear objective: it aims to assure businesses, end users and regulators that a conformity assessment body (CAB), such as a certification or inspection body, testing, calibration or medical laboratory, has […]

The Latest From ISO CASCO

CASCO secretariat25 May 2020 The annual plenary and policy meetings With the spread of COVID-19 accelerating in many parts of the world, the CASCO secretariat and the meetings host, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), decided to move the 35th CASCO plenary and workshop from 05-07 May to […]

2019 IAF MLA Annual Report Published

To ensure that regulators, specifiers, and businesses can have confidence in accredited certification and the IAF MLA, IAF and its Accreditation Body Members invest significant effort and resources to maintain the integrity and consistency of the MLA through a peer evaluation process. The IAF MLA Annual Report sets […]

IAF response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause safety concerns and travel restrictions worldwide, IAF is committed to ensuring consistent and appropriate action to confirm that accredited certificates remain valid. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about conformity assessment activities during this period, including the […]

Participation in IAF Certsearch continues to grow

Sheronda Jeffries IAF CertSearch has launched. IAF CertSearch is the world’s exclusive global database for accredited management system certifications, providing businesses and governments the ability to digitally validate an organization’s certification(s) to determine if a certificate is valid and if the Certification Body (CB) issuing the certificate is […]

Medical devices gain support from more regulators

Grant Ramaley The medical device trade is not like any other. It impacts individuals ranging from the unborn to those requiring support in older age. Regulating these devices has never been more important, especially for developing countries that are writing their medical device regulations. More regulators, including the […]

Delivering confidence in the education sector

Laura Monserrat Balderas Sánchez Ema, the Mexican Accreditation Body and long-standing IAF Signatory, has extended its accreditation services to enable educational organisations to demonstrate their competence. This service is based on ISO 21001:2018 Educational organizations — Management systems for educational organizations — Requirements with guidance for use. This […]

WAD 2020: Accreditation Supporting Food Safety

The theme of World Accreditation Day 2020 will be ‘Accreditation: Delivering Food Safety’. The production of food and water involves complex supply chains. Food safety policies have a critical role in assuring that food stays safe at every stage of the food chain – from production to harvest, […]

New position paper: the need for industry-driven telecom supply chain security standards and programs

Sheronda Jeffries The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), a 400+ member trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, recently released a new position paper outlining the critical need for supply chain security standards throughout global telecom networks. Information Communications Technology (ICT) networks have grown in complexity over […]