The 2017 IAF General Assembly has approved the establishment of a database of management system certificates provided by certification bodies accredited by IAF members.
The database presents a unique opportunity for organisations with accredited certificates, to be able to have their certificates in the database, presenting to the outside world the fact that they are certified to some of the world’s leading standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
IAF Chair Xiao Jianhua said, ‘I am delighted IAF is developing the database. This adds value to the certification bodies accredited by IAF members but most importantly to the organisations 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’.
Xiao continues, ‘IAF will continue to work with its accreditation body and certification body association members, and very significantly its users on this exciting development.’
As the database moves forward, IAF will provide further updates.
A related video has been created by IAF to inform you about the database.