Accreditation is an endorsement of a conformity assessment body’s (CAB’s) competence, credibility, independence and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities. ISO’s formal definition of accreditation is “third party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.” (ISO/ IEC 17000:2004)
Accreditation provides an assurance to government, business and the consumer that organizations providing certification to a standard have the required competence and impartiality to do so as evidenced by fulfillment of international standards and requirements. Accreditation helps to underpin the credibility and performance of goods and services.
InterConformity GmbH doing business as Anti-Bribery Synergy is accredited by International Accreditation Service – IAS (www.iasonline.org), member of the IAF – International Accreditation Forum and signatory to a number of bilateral, regional and international agreements providing international recognition and acceptance of certificates.
IAF Members work together on a worldwide basis to achieve common trade facilitation objectives by developing the principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment that will deliver the confidence needed for market acceptance.
IAF promotes the worldwide acceptance, of certificates of conformity issued by certification bodies accredited by an IAF MLA signatory and seeks to add value for all stakeholders through its activities and programs.
As a result, IAF’s slogan becomes extremely suggestive: “Certified Once, Accepted Everywhere”.
Recognition of Anti-Bribery Synergy is a result of the accreditation granted by IAS, which is an active member of the key accreditation organizations including the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC), the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
The International Accreditation Forum, Inc. (IAF) is a major world forum for developing the principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment that will deliver the confidence needed for market acceptance. It promotes the worldwide acceptance, of certificates of conformity issued by inspection and certification bodies accredited by an Accreditation Body Member of IAF, and seeks to add value for all stakeholders through their programs.
Following countries are represented within the IAF – International Accreditation Forum (in alphabetic order):Albania, Argentina, Australia & New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai (UAE), Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, China, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and Vietnam.