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IAF Board Statement on Situation in Ukraine

15 Mar 2022

IAF respects the rule of law and human dignity. Our thoughts are with the people who are suffering from the situation of war. We are closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine in order to support our members and accredited conformity assessment activity, while considering that:

  1. Neutrality is fundamental to IAF’s work and existence, even, indeed especially, when members are coming from countries that are engaged in conflict. It is a position that IAF has maintained consistently throughout our history and in accordance with our Bylaws.

  3. Our primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for organizations and their customers by assuring them that accredited certificates and validation and verification statements may be relied upon.

We fully support all efforts undertaken by the international community to protect people and reach a solution restoring security and compliance with international law in all places in the world.