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  • Date posted: January 21, 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the first validation/verification bodies for Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) projects. The WCC was launched in July 2011 to help give credibility to woodland creation schemes which are specifically aimed at carbon sequestration. The first two bodies to be granted UKAS accreditation under ...

     

  • Date posted: January 1, 2013

    Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2050 was developed in response to broad community and industry desire for a consistent method for assessing the life cycle green house gas (GHG) emissions of goods and services. The development of the PAS was sponsored by DEFRA and the Carbon Trust. It is being used ...

     

  • Date posted: January 1, 2013

    EU ETS phase III commences January 1st 2013 and verification of emissions for 2013 will be provided by UKAS accredited verification bodies. UKAS has established the arrangements for verification bodies to apply for and achieve an extension to their accreditation for verification of emissions under the phase III requirements. UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: December 25, 2012

    The value of accredited certification as a valuable business tool has been confirmed by a survey conducted by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), of which UKAS is a principal member. The global survey received over 4,000 responses from businesses operating across a diverse range of industries in more than 40 ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2012

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the UK’s first accreditation for the identification and enumeration of birds from aerial photographs to APEM Ltd. The results of the analysis provide information on bird populations, which can form an integral part of environmental monitoring or impact assessment processes such as ...

     

  • Date posted: November 16, 2012

    The scope of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) was extended to include the accreditation of inspection bodies on 24 October 2012, at the annual ILAC/IAF meetings held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UKAS is proudly one of the thirty-nine accreditation bodies from thirty-nine economies that became inaugural signatories (www.ilac.org/ilacarrangement) ...

     

  • Date posted: October 6, 2012

    Lord Curry, the Non-Executive Chairman of the Better Regulation Executive (BRE), was the guest speaker at the UKAS annual lunch held on Tuesday 2nd October, providing an interesting insight into the work of BRE and the relevance of accreditation to better regulation. The Better Regulation Executive (BRE) sets the strategy ...

     

  • Date posted: October 1, 2012

    UKAS is to hold a ‘collective’ pre-assessment event for ISO/IEC 17025 accredited forensic providers interested in extending accreditation to include the Forensic Science Regulator’s ‘Codes of Practice & Conduct’ (CoPC). Places at the one day event, to be held on the 20th December 2012 at UKAS, are strictly limited & ...

     

  • Date posted: August 21, 2012

    Significant changes to the requirements for the testing of drinking water supplies have been announced by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI). The changes, which affect both public and private supplies relate to the arrangements for demonstrating that the laboratory analysis of drinking water samples and associated reporting of analytical results ...

     

  • Date posted: July 27, 2012

    Can Accreditation and Standards fill the regulatory gap? The effectiveness of corporate governance is once again in the headlines. It is key to all the areas where reform is on the agenda. From the media, financial institutions, care homes, schools and hospitals, the debate is running on where between ‘soft ...