Documents for General Information
This page contains a number of IAF documents which are made available publicly for information to assist people interested in understanding IAF and its operations.
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Application for IAF Membership
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Public Document Responsibility
Representatives, Liaisons and Contacts
IAF Public Document Responsibility (IAF-EC-11-11 Rev. 10) - May 2016
IAF Representatives, Liaisons, and Contacts (IAF EC-11-10 Rev. 8) - May 2016
IAF Strategic Plan 2015 - 2019 - August 2014
Memoranda of Understanding and Agreements signed by IAF
IAF-GLOBALG.A.P Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the MoU agreed between IAF and GLOBALG.A.P. The MoU was originally signed between IAF and EurepGAP by Dr Thomas Facklam, the Chairman of IAF and Dr Kristian Moller, the Secretary of EurepGAP and the Managing Director of FoodPlus GmbH, on June 2, 2006. The updated MoU with GLOBALG.A.P was signed on May 29, 2009.
Annex - Summary of IAF Accreditation Bodies which have adopted the IAF - GLOBALG.A.P. Memorandum of Understanding
IAF-FoodPLUS Agreement - Endorsement of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Certification Scheme
The Agreement finalises the IAF endorsement of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) certification scheme. The Agreement was signed between IAF and FoodPLUS by Mr Randy Dougherty, the Chairman of IAF and Mr. Andras Fekete on behalf of Dr Kristian Moller, the Secretary of GLOBALG.A.P, and the Managing Director of FoodPlus GmbH, on the 25th of October 2013. The endorsement of the IFA certification scheme introduces the IFA certification into the IAF MLA as a level 4 and level 5 sub-scopes under the main scope of ISO/IEC Guide 65/17065.
IAF-ILAC Agreement on Closer Cooperation
Copy of the text of the Agreement between IAF and ILAC signed by Randy Dougherty, the Chair of IAF, and Peter Unger, the Chair of ILAC, on October 25, 2012 at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
IAF-ILAC-IEC Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the revised MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC and IEC. The original MoU was signed by Randy Dougherty, the Chairman of IAF, Daniel Pierre, the Chairman of ILAC, and Aharon Amit, the General-Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of IEC, on October 29, 2010 at a ceremony in Shanghai. An initial update to the MoU was signed October 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.
The most recent update to the ILAC-IAF-IEC MoU was signed in October 2015.
A dedicated website has been set up to facilitate collaboration between the three parties, which aims to reduce cost, time and complexity through the pooling of resources. The link is: www.iec-ilac-iaf.org
IAF-ILAC-ISO Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the updated MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC and ISO. The MoU was signed by Randy Dougherty, the Chairman of IAF, Peter Unger, the Chairman of ILAC and Rob Steele, the Secretary-General of ISO, on April 10, 2014 at a ceremony in Geneva.
IAF-ILAC-ITU Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC and ITU. The MoU was signed between IAF, ILAC and ITU by Randy Dougherty, the Chair of IAF, Peter Unger, the Chair of ILAC, and Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication, Standardization Bureau, of the ITU on May 14, 2012.
IAF-ILAC-OIML Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the updated MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC and OIML. The updated MoU was signed by Randy Dougherty, the Chairman of IAF, Peter Unger, the Chairman of ILAC and Peter Mason, the President, International Committee of Legal Metrology for OIML, on October 16, 2014 at a ceremony in Vancouver, Canada. The revised document replaces a first revision dated October 29, 2010. The original tripartite MoU was signed on October 28, 2007.
IAF-ILAC-UNIDO Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the updated MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC and UNIDO. The updated MoU was signed by Randy Dougherty, the Chairman of IAF, Peter Unger, the Chairman of ILAC and Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, the Director, Trade Capacity-Building Branch, UNIDO, on October 16, 2014 at a ceremony in Vancouver, Canada. The original tripartite MoU was signed on October 10, 2004.
Technical Committee Related
Accreditation Body Assessor Job Task Analysis Report - October 2012
The IAF Validation and Job Task Analysis Report for Accreditation Body (AB) Assessors has been finalized and approved. This report was designed to validate the “generic” tasks, knowledge and skills of an Accreditation Body Assessor. The report describes in detail the process and results of this study to include a content outline and learning objectives that can be used for designing and implementing training programs. The task list can also be used to design evaluation tools for AB assessors. At the present time, this document is informative. It is intended that a mandatory document based on this information will be developed in the future.
Expected Outcomes of Accredited Certification
The following documents are user-friendly versions of the Joint ISO-IAF Communiques regarding the expected outcomes of accredited certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which were issued in July 2009 - see IAF Publications, Section Communiques. The purpose of these publications is to promote a common focus throughout the entire conformity assessment chain in order to achieve the outcomes expected of accredited certification and thereby enhance its value and relevance.
ISO/CASCO Publications, Presentations, and Resources"
Expected Outcomes for Accredited Certification to ISO 9001
Expected Outcomes for Accredited Certification to ISO 14001
IAF Technical Committee (TC) Searchable Decision Log
Contains all TC technical decisions up to and including the November 2015 meeting in Milan.
Also available is a guidance document for liaison organizations on engaging stakeholders and building consensus (http://www.iso.org/iso/guidance_liaison-organizations.pdf). This document provides specific principles and guidance to liaisons on involving their stakeholders throughout the various stages of development of ISO work. IAF Liaison representatives who participate in ISO's work are encouraged to review sections 3.1 & 3.2 of this document to ensure effective and representative input into the development of ISO standards.
For some of the recently published CASCO standards, the experts of the Working Groups who developed them have prepared a Power point presentation to highlight the main elements of the document and show the differences with the former version. The slides can be used by anyone making a presentation or simply to learn about the new standard and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/about/conformity-assessment/conformity-assessment_resources.html
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