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Restriction of conformity assessment activities in Russia and Belarus
In connection with the war in Ukraine, the European Commission has fleshed out its provisions for the accreditation and conformity assessment sector in a letter to the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA).
Mid-term conference in Tbilisi and study visit to Berlin
After delays caused by the pandemic, the Twinning project with Georgia is entering the next phase of development. The mid-term conference on 7 April 2022 in Tbilisi marks the beginning of the second half of the project, which was extended by nine months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sanctions have an impact on the work of DAkkS and of accredited bodies
As a member of the European Union, Germany has responded to Russia’s attack on Ukraine with severe economic sanctions. These sanctions may also have an impact on accreditation and the work of accredited bodies. Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) is carrying out a comprehensive review of the sanctions imposed and the impact on its own activities. In addition, DAkkS would also like to advise accredited conformity assessment bodies (CABs) of their responsibility to review the applicable sanctions.
New rule document sets out application of the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17011 in greater detail
After completion of the consultation process, the new rule “R-17011: Rule for application of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17011 for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies” (R-17011) came into force today and was published on the DAkkS website. This step is an important contribution to the establishment of the new system for the DAkkS body of rules.
Lists of documents to be submitted and annual statement
DAkkS adapts documents – annual statement required by 31 March 2022
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) has published the “Lists of documents to be submitted” and the “Annual statements” relevant for accredited bodies in revised form on its website. The documents were revised with due regard to the feedback provided by the relevant accredited bodies and interest groups. The documents are now available for download and use.
Finke: Restructuring to create the conditions for continuing to achieve goals in the long term
On 1 February 2022, DAkkS starts with the gradual implementation of a new organisational structure. With the new organisational structure, DAkkS is creating the conditions required to ensure that it continues to offer a competent, professional and efficient service as a key component of the German quality infrastructure.
From January 2022, DAkkS will actively process accreditations for which an application has already been made in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20387. Biobanks that have already applied for accreditation will be contacted in this regard by their DAkkS case manager.
DAkkS would like to sincerely thank its clients, assessors and committee members for the good and trusting cooperation in 2021, which was once again marked by the pandemic. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful start to a healthy and prosperous 2022!
The use of accredited services supports the global response to the threat of climate change
Combating climate change effectively is one of the most urgent global challenges of our time. Just a few weeks ago, the participants in this year’s climate summit in Glasgow agreed on intensified international efforts to combat climate change and confirmed the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. What role do accreditations and conformity assessments play in this context?