IIOC (Independent International Organisation for Certification) was set up in 1993 by a number of key international certification bodies, each delivering a range of management system certification schemes.
IIOC represents their views on management system certification issues and provides technical input that influences decision making in this field. IIOC is a key source of support to organizations involved in management system certification. IIOC also supports the regulatory framework and development of industry-led schemes to ensure management systems deliver improvements in performance the market expects from third party certification.
Membership of IIOC is open to international certification bodies plus national and regional certification associations that share and support its aims.
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