The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) General Assembly has announced plans to launch a database of management system certificates, provided by certification bodies that are accredited by IAF members. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is an accreditation body and a U.S. representative to the IAF.
As IAF reports, its database is an opportunity for organizations with accredited certificates to showcase that they are certified to some of the world’s leading standards, including to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)'s ISO 9001 Quality management systems, and SO 14001 Environmental management systems.
“I am delighted IAF is developing the database,” said IAF Chair Xiao Jianhua. “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.”