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 […]
IAF/ILAC/ISO Survey Shows Significant Benefits of ‘Remote Techniques’ and Tangible Desire for the Adoption of Remote and New Technologies
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 […]
The world is undergoing rapid digitalization, a process driven in recent years by the COVID-19 pandemic. While IAF Members have adapted by increasing the use of information and communications technology in accreditation and accredited conformity assessment activities, IAF has transitioned to conducting committee work and meetings remotely. In […]
Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Marcus LongChair, IAF Conformity Assessment Bodies Advisory CommitteeCEO, Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC) The 2021 World Accreditation Day (WAD) focuses on the theme of how accreditation supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the 14th WAD, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Melissa ColeManaging Partner, Say Something Communications Inc. (SSC) SSC has been providing event management services to IAF and ILAC for over five years. Meetings and events have been a necessary part of the accreditation world since the beginning, and COVID-19 will not change that. Even during the pandemic, […]
Xiao JianhuaIAF Chair We have experienced unprecedented challenges in the past few months due to COVID-19. I am, on behalf of IAF, wishing all members strength and health as we progress through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to COVID-19, IAF published a statement with a […]