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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 […]

Demonstrating the Value and Benefits of Accreditation

All quality infrastructure (QI) organizations, whether global, regional or national, seek and publish information that demonstrates the benefits and economic impact of their services. The International Network of Quality Infrastructure (INetQI) Public Sector Assurance and Business Benefits websites serve as a central hub for case studies, research and […]

WAD 2021 Poster and Video Contests

Each year on June 9th, IAF, ILAC, their members and partners, and other organizations in the field of conformity assessment celebrate World Accreditation Day (WAD) to acknowledge the contributions of accreditation to societal well-being. The theme of WAD 2021 will be Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable […]

IPC Specification on Performing Online Examinations

George AnastasopoulosIPC Secretary Online examination systems are becoming increasingly popular and widespread. Many educational institutes, examination centers and certification bodies of persons are replacing their traditional examination methods with online testing technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for such credible online examination systems and verification processes. […]

IAF Holds its 2020 General Assembly Virtually

IAF held its 2020 General Assembly (GA) virtually on 05 November with approximately 300 attendees. Topics of discussion included the ongoing challenge of COVID-19, the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, the establishment of a single organization for accreditation with ILAC, the status of IAF CertSearch, and committee activities. Members welcomed […]

ISO 14065:2020 Published

John C. Shideler, PhDPresident, Futurepast Inc. In December 2020, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the 3rd edition of ISO 14065, a document that has been used since 2007 to establish and manage bodies performing validation and verification of greenhouse gas statements. ISO TC 207, the working […]