The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) recently launched a new podcast series, Accreditation Matters. The podcast features discussions with international experts on important matters to the international quality infrastructure community and the way that accreditation supports regulators, global trade, and consumers.
The first episode focuses on the role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment services within the quality infrastructure community. In this episode, Brendon Moo of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) interviews Kylie Sheehan of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), IAF MLA Management Committee Chair, and Jennifer Evans of NATA, ILAC Arrangement Management Committee Chair. Evans and Sheehan highlight the importance of accreditation and the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement/ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement, their contribution to sustainability, and the work of IAF, ILAC, NATA and JAS-ANZ. They also share their views on the IAF and ILAC project to create a single international organization for accreditation.