Category: IAF Regions’ news

Accreditation Model for Crime Scene Investigation

SecretariatEuropean Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) ENFSI, the European Network of Forensic Science, is aiming with its AFORE project (Accreditation of Forensic Laboratories in Europe) to support forensic science laboratories across the European Union Member States to move towards accreditation or expand the scope of their accreditation. Part of the AFORE […]

Update on Developments at ARAC

SecretariatArab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) New ARAC Associate Member: Somalia Significant growth in the Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) membership has been achieved with the acceptance of the Quality Department of the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Reconstruction in Federal Republic of Somalia as an ARAC Associate member. This […]

Accredited Conformity Assessment Supporting the Medical Device Sector in the APAC region

Aparna DhawanChair, Communications and Promotion CommitteeAsia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) The medical device industry is expanding globally, including in the Asia Pacific region, generating a demand for high-quality and safe products. Conformity assessment and accreditation are key building blocks of a country’s quality infrastructure. Conformity assessment connects requirements […]

2020, a Year of Firsts for EA

Amandine CombeCommunications and Marketing Manager, EA In 2020, we were all forced to develop new tools, many of which will become permanent solutions for the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) community to deliver sustainable professional services: online meetings, workshops and training sessions; electronic ballots; forum discussions; and virtual […]

2020: APAC Moves to the Virtual World

Aparna DhawanAPAC CPC Chair The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 saw the world exploring options to use technology to continue working and communicating effectively with colleagues. The Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) community was no exception and used virtual and online platforms to conduct international trainings, […]

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 […]

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), […]

Accreditation provided in a Virtual world

Aparna Dhawan  APAC CPC Chair As societies cope with lockdowns and travel restrictions, it remains critical that products and services placed on the market continue to be safe. However, Accreditation Bodies (ABs) have an obligation to protect the health and safety of their assessors, their staff and their […]