November 28, 2017
IAF to Establish Database of Accredited Certificates
The International Accreditation Forum at its recent General Assembly approved establishing a database of management systems certificates issued by certification bodies accredited by IAF member accreditation bodies.
Organizations with accredited certificates will be able to have their certificates in the database, which users will be able to use to find organizations with certificates for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and other management systems standards.
“I am delighted IAF is developing the database.” IAF Chair Xiao Jinahua said. “This adds value for the certification bodies accredited by IAF members but most importantly for the organizations that hold over 1.6 million accredited management system certificates. The benefits extend even further, for example to buyers wishing to check if their potential suppliers hold such certificates.”
IAF will provide further updates as the database moves forward. In the meantime, IAF has posted a related video.