The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.
Through our UKAS Accreditation, Auva have signed up to the terms of the IAF guidelines and can display their logo on our documentation including certificates we issue.
The IAF are the organisation above UKAS in terms of managing Accreditation on a global platform.