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Who supervises the IOAS?

February 9, 2013

The IOAS is a founder and full member of the ISEAL Alliance and complies with all relevant ISEAL Codes of conduct which set out internationally applicable good practice guidance for the implementation of credible standard systems for standard-setting, impact evaluation and assurance.

The document ISO/IEC 17011: ‘Conformity assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies’ lays down internationally agreed rules for how accreditation should be performed.  We also have full membership of PAC (Pacific Accreditation cooperation) a regional group of the International Accreditation Forum and as at March 2016 the IOAs is undergoing a full peer review to attain multi-lateral recognition (MLA) signatory status for product certification.

The Canadian government also conducts its own assessment and surveillance of the IOAS against ISO/IEC 17011 and we are proud to be designated as one of only four Conformity Verification Bodies under the Canadian Organic Products Regulations of 2009.

 

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