The IAF plans to create a database of management system certificates provided by certification bodies accredited by IAF members following approval by the 2017 IAF General Assembly.
The database will present a unique opportunity for organizations with accredited certificates to have their certificates listed on the database—allowing them to demonstrate that they are certified to some of the world’s leading standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
IAF Chair Xiao Jianhua is delighted that IAF is developing the database.
“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,” Jianhua said. “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.