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, […]

IAF Holds its 2020 General Assembly Virtually

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 […]

ISO 14065:2020 Published

John C. Shideler, PhDPresident, Futurepast Inc. In December 2020, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the 3rd edition of ISO 14065, a document that has been used since 2007 to establish and manage bodies performing validation and verification of greenhouse gas statements. ISO TC 207, the working […]

My Vision for INetQI

Merih Malmqvist NilssonINetQI chair 2018-2020Merih Quality Consulting AB My term as the International Network on Quality Infrastructure (INetQI) Chair has ended – a role that I thoroughly enjoyed. While I shall no longer be leading the efforts of this group, I shall continue to be involved in other […]

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 […]

Collaboration – the Future of Audits Post-COVID-19

Wayne TerryChief Executive, Association of British Certification Bodies (ABCB) During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a dramatic change in the way audits are delivered in order to maintain accreditation and certification and to keep supply chains operational. Necessity has required the significant adoption of remote auditing in […]