In almost every country in the world, there are standardization bodies, metrological institutes, certification bodies, inspection bodies and accredited laboratories. These pillars are one of the links that build confidence in trade.
Each year on 09 June, IAF and ILAC celebrate World Accreditation Day. We’re excited to announce the theme for WAD 2023 as Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade.
The concept of remote audits has been around for many years and has for a long time been possible within stated controls. The IAF TC has been looking closely at the current situation with regard to remote and blended audits, including reviewing coverage in standards and in existing IAF documents.
IAF and ILAC are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, Accreditation Matters. This podcast series will feature discussions with international experts on important matters to the international quality infrastructure community and the way that accreditation supports regulators, global trade and consumers.
For decades IAF and ILAC have been discussing the need or opportunity to become a single organization, and never before have we been closer to the goal.
Counterfeit certificates in the TIC industry pose a significant problem for the reputation, reliability, and trust in certification worldwide.
In February 2022, the IAF Medical Devices Working Group completed a four-year cycle of improving IAF MD 9.
The IAF User Advisory Committee held its most recent meeting on 24 March 2022.
Dear IAF Members and Stakeholders, I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to Xiao Jianhua for all the years dedicated to IAF, and to the entire International Quality Infrastructure community. His guidance has taught us to reach decisions with patience and a clear sense of […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a substantial shift in how many organisations operate to not just keep delivering services and products, but to try and do so better. Certification and accreditation bodies have made a dramatic shift from on-site to remote techniques, most of which were not new.
IAF’s Technical Committee (TC) held its annual meeting on 26 October 2021. The TC, which meets twice yearly, is responsible for developing and maintaining IAF documents on the application of standards to ensure their consistent application; monitoring the development of standards and other relevant material outside IAF; and making recommendations concerning the practical application of IAF documents, including issues arising from the implementation of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement.
WAD 2021 Poster Contest results For World Accreditation Day 2021: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, IAF and ILAC held a contest to produce the official poster to be used for celebrations. Out of twenty-eight submissions, ten designs were shortlisted, and three were chosen by the […]