Providing Credible Carbon Disclosures

Posted by: Ann Howard, Program Director 5.8.2019

The National Climate Assessment recently estimated the costs climate inaction would have to the U.S. economy. Such costs include slashing up to a tenth of gross domestic product by 2100.

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Topics: greenhouse gas, ISO 14065, carbon disclosures

Delivering Confidence in the Supply Chain

Posted by: ANAB 4.24.2019

In this second of two posts on the 2019 World Accreditation Day theme of “Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains,” the focus is on how accreditation delivers confidence in the supply chain.

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Topics: accreditation, supply chain

Adding Value to Supply Chains

Posted by: ANAB 4.17.2019

When a supply chain encompasses multiple countries and sites, there are challenges in terms of quality, compliance with regulations and safety standards, and environmental and social responsibility.

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Topics: accreditation, supply chain

Is Your Certification Body Promoting FSMA Facility Certification?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2013 established a voluntary program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies (CBs), which is now reaching milestones for enactment.

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Topics: fsma, certification, ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO/IEC 17065

What is Root Cause Analysis?

Root cause is a set of circumstances that leads to failure. In the context of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, failure can be considered a nonconformance within the management system or a risk to the laboratory.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, root cause analysis, corrective action

Auditing in the Digital Age

When ANAB observes certification bodies auditing organizations, it seems they sometimes forget about digital content during the audit.

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Topics: accreditation, digital auditing

Is Your CBD Oil Safe?

The 2019 Farm Bill approved by Congress in December 2018 allows hemp cultivation broadly, reversing previous restrictions. But just because hemp products are more available, does that mean they’re safe?

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Topics: cannabinoids, CBD, cannabis, cannabidiol

The Importance of Internal Audits and Management Review

Internal audits and management review are required elements within any management system, and both are important to maintaining the health of your organization.

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Topics: internal audit, management review

SAE AS6810 and Accreditation with SAE AS6171 Test Methods

ANAB provides accreditation of testing laboratories that perform detection of suspect/counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical parts.

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Overlooking the Obvious, Part 2

In the hope of fostering improvement, this is the second of two posts reviewing some of the “bad auditor behaviors” observed by ANAB in the course of performing thousands of witnessed audits.

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