The Joint Annual IAF/ILAC Meetings (this year hosted by Indian accreditation body NABCB in New Delhi) brings together the leading organisations to take forward accredited management system certification.
The meetings cover a huge range of subjects relating to accreditation, all with the objective of delivering a more robust system conformity assessment system. Subjects include generic issues such as consistency and competence of assessors, through to specific subjects like food and forestry. The meetings also feature a number of strategic sessions, bringing together accreditation bodies, certification bodies, standards developers and users.
IIOC’s team represents all the IIOC members and with an IIOC Technical Committee meeting held just prior to the IAF/ILAC Joint Annual Meetings, consensus is gained for the IIOC representatives to take into the meetings. IIOC’s representatives for the meetings come from DEKRA, DNV GL, Intertek and LRQA, with other IIOC members sponsoring the meetings (SGS, Intertek and TÜV SÜD).
Full details of the schedule of meetings and other details can be seen here.