The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway. It is up to the conformity assessment sector to respond to evolving technologies and customer expectations if the acceptance and status of conformity assessment are to be maintained.
In April 2021, ISO 37301:2021, ‘Compliance management systems — Requirements with guidance for use’ was published. A compliance management system comprises all the measures, structures and processes that a company or organization establishes to ensure compliance with the norms, standards and the law.
Cofrac has opened a new accreditation scheme according to ISO/IEC 17065 for the certification of natural and organic cosmetics according to the COSMOS scheme.
Preparation, planning and coordination were vital for O’ZAKK as a developing accreditation body to experience a fully remote peer evaluation procedure in line with the policies stipulated in the IAF/ILAC A-Series and relevant APAC documents.
The infrastructure sector is a key driver for economic growth. It is pivotal that quality and conformity are ensured in this critical sector.
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.
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.
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.
IIOC has published a paper exploring transformative technology techniques.
In Mexico, CONUEE published a guide for the implementation and interpretation of the requirements of ISO 50001:2018, to aid with its integration into the processes and strategies of any type of organization.
In line with Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action, SLAB recognizes that the promotion of accreditation in Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification (ISO 14065)-related schemes such as the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), Carbon Footprint of Products, and Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is a timely need.