24 July, 2022
In this episode, Brendon Moo of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) interviews Kylie Sheehan of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), IAF MLA Management Committee Chair, and Jennifer Evans of NATA, ILAC Arrangement Management Committee Chair, on the role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment services within the quality infrastructure community. Ms. Evans and Ms. Sheehan highlight the importance of accreditation and the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement/ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement, their contribution to sustainability, and the work of IAF, ILAC, NATA and JAS-ANZ. They also share their views on the IAF and ILAC project to create a single international organization for accreditation.
24 November, 2022
In this episode, Rebecca Sheehan of the ILAC Secretariat interviews IAF Chair Emanuele Riva (Accredia) and AFRAC Chair Ron Josias (SANAS) on the role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment in supporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) declarations. Mr. Riva and Mr. Josias discuss topics including the importance of ESG criteria, how accreditation can combat greenwashing and support human health, international collaboration in this area, and the value of IAF CertSearch.
12 December, 2022
In this episode, IAF CABAC Chair Marcus Long (IIOC) interviews IAF UAC Vice-Chair Sheronda Jeffries (TIA QuEST Forum) and Professor Pavel Castka (University of Canterbury) about the role of technology in delivering trustworthy, effective, and valuable accredited conformity assessment. They discuss topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the conformity assessment community, views on digitalization and remote audits and assessments, new technologies, and the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation.
31 January, 2023
In this episode, Dr. Aparna Dhawan (TIC Council) interviews Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento (UNIDO) and Dr. Stefanie Vehring (TUV SUD) on the circular economy and how accreditation can support industry in the transition to more sustainable products and processes as well as the importance of accreditation in the verification of circular economy claims.