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ISO Publishes New Compliance Management System Standard

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 37301, a new compliance management system standard designed to help organizations comply with laws and regulations. ISO 37301, Compliance management systems —Requirements with guidance for use, provides everything an organization needs to know to develop, implement, maintain and improve...

ASQ Awarded Contract To Administer Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Through 2024

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ASQ, the leading global quality association, has been awarded a contract by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) to assist in administering the the United States' only Presidential award for performance excellence, the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award. The contract is...

ISO Publishes Two New Project Management Standards

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Two key standards in ISO’s series of documents for project management have been updated and expanded, providing extensive guidance. ISO 21500, Project, programme and portfolio management —Context and concepts, is a foundational standard that provides overarching guidance for the use of the ISO 21500 series of standards. It gives...

UKAS Renews MoU with UK Government

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UKAS has signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding with the UK government through the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This MoU, updated following the UK’s full exit from the European Union, establishes the method it will use to work to maintain...

Health Canada Announces Requirement for Medical Respirator Certification

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Health Canada announced that, as part of its Interim Order (IO) authorization process, manufacturers of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) must certify their products for use in Canada through an accredited certification program within six months of receiving their authorization. This includes manufacturers that have already...

ISO Releases New Guidance for Documented Information: ISO 10013:2021

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The International Organization for Standardization has released ISO 10013:2021, Quality management systems—Guidance for documented information. This document replaces ISO/TR 10013:2001. In addition to updating terminology to align with ISO 9001:2015, this version acknowledges advancements in documentation that have occurred since the prior release, such as...

ANAB Completes Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance Pilot Accreditation Program

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The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute, has completed the highly anticipated Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) pilot accreditation program. Launched last February, the pilot focused on providing accreditation to third-party certification bodies to the GRMA Master Certification Program Document.  The GRMA...

SAE International and AVCC Team Up to Develop Autonomous and Assisted Driving Solutions

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The Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), a global group of automotive and technology industry leaders, and SAE International, a global association of more than 200,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial-vehicle industries, have announced a key liaison to help...

AIAG Announces Launch of Chinese Core Tools Support™ Software in China

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To better support supply chain partners in China, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has announced the launch of a Chinese version of their Core Tools Support™ (CTS) software. Using a server dedicated specifically to organizations in China, the translated software includes all the same...

IAF Endorses FSSC 22000 Certification Scheme

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IAF members have endorsed the non-profit Foundation FSSC 22000's Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 scheme as a sub-scope of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA). An MLA Agreement between IAF and Foundation FSSC 22000 was signed by Xiao Jianhua, IAF Chair, and Aldin Hilbrands, Foundation...