From 01 January 2023, businesses will need to use the new UKCA product marking for many goods placed on the Great Britain market (England, Scotland and Wales).
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 three Advisory Committees, the Accreditation Body Information Group (ABIEG), User Advisory Committee (UAC) and Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (CABAC), all held meetings during IAF and ILAC’s 2021 annual meetings period from September – November. These committees act as a valuable means for specific categories of IAF […]
Cynthia WoodleyChief Operations Officer and PsychometricianProfessional Testing, Inc. Many of us have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by changing how we operate our businesses and organizations, including by implementing remote work policies and technologies that will have an enduring effect on our practices. Almost every aspect of our […]
Mika VepsäläinenChief, Market Access Section, Economic Cooperation and Trade DivisionUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe Fifty years ago, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) initiated a series of “Meetings of Government Officials Responsible for Standardization Policies”. The anniversary of these meetings was celebrated in circumstances that […]
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. […]
BRCGS Launches Upgrade of its Ethical Trading and Responsible Sourcing Standard Jon MurthyHead Of Global Marketing, BRCGS Buying behaviour has changed and the relationship between global brands and the customers who support them is being transformed by the rise of the conscientious consumer. COVID-19 has amplified this trend […]
Marie-Claude QuentinSenior Technical Manager, GFSIThe Consumer Goods Forum During our annual food safety conference in Seattle in February 2020, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) announced a bold new vision designed to shape what was termed ‘The Race to The Top’ (RTTT). This was in response to growing […]
Marie-Claude Quentin Senior Technical Manager, GFSI The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of the Consumer Goods Forum, was delighted to support World Accreditation Day (#WAD) again this year. This world day is a critical vehicle to raise awareness around the key role accreditation plays in ensuring safe […]
CASCO secretariat25 May 2020 The annual plenary and policy meetings With the spread of COVID-19 accelerating in many parts of the world, the CASCO secretariat and the meetings host, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), decided to move the 35th CASCO plenary and workshop from 05-07 May to […]
Jon Murthy Head Of Global Marketing at BRCGS BRCGS, the organisation behind the accredited certification scheme for food safety, has issued new guidance to food manufacturers amid concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on food production. According to the World Health Organisation, it is highly unlikely that people can […]
New position paper: the need for industry-driven telecom supply chain security standards and programs
Sheronda Jeffries The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), a 400+ member trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, recently released a new position paper outlining the critical need for supply chain security standards throughout global telecom networks. Information Communications Technology (ICT) networks have grown in complexity over […]