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Making Progress on Strategic Directions
Recent IAF Publications
Update from the IAF Technical Committee
Update from the IAF User Advisory Committee
2017 IAF-ILAC Mid-Term Meetings
EMA Innovating in Accreditation for the Care of the Environment and Veterinary Medicine
IAF Members Sign MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)
EA Supporting Ground-Breaking Trade Accord Between Canada and the European Union
News from ARAC
Certification Issues Considered in EA
New Managing Director of DAkkS
Ten Progressive Years of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board
Highlights of the 38th EA General Assembly
Workshop Demonstrates the Value of Standards and Accreditation in the Insurance Sector
Update on the ISO/CASCO 2016 Technical Work
OECD and UNIDO Publications to Support Accreditation
Celebration of World Accreditation Day 2016 by MAURITAS
ANSIā€“PAC Workshop Provides Stakeholder Insights and Overview of ISO/IEC 17065
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A New Associate Member in EA
Memorandum of Understanding Between EA and ETSI
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EMA Innovating in Accreditation for the Care of the Environment and Veterinary Medicine

Eco-Labeling Type III Accreditation Program
This year, the Mexican accreditation entity, a.c. (EMA) has launched an accreditation scheme to certify Environmental Product Declarations also known as Eco-labeling Type III. This document provides, in a transparent and verifiable way, information on the environmental performance of a product based on its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by an independent third party.

This scheme is especially important in the construction sector, since the demand for sustainable building certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has been increasing in recent years.

It is the first accreditation body in the Americas and sixth in the world to be published on the official website of the administrator of the program "The International EPD® System", which allows that all our clients accredited as Certification Bodies of Products in Eco-labeling Type III are recognized as the same internationally.

We invite you to consult our website for all the information related to the Accreditation Programs in the Environmental Sustainability Sector.

Accreditation Program for the Certification of Clinics and Veterinary Hospitals
On October 14, the Accreditation Program for Certification Bodies of Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals for Companion Animals was launched.

The objective of this accreditation service is to promote Good Veterinary Practices through an accredited voluntary scheme of certification, based on ISO 17065 and Guide to Good Veterinary Practices for Establishments of Companion Animals; the last one developed by Veterinarians from various institutions from Mexico. It also seeks to promote the integration of the veterinary sector.

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