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Interesting facts about IQNET

65% of IQNET Members are engaged in certification business since the 90s, while 23% started in the 80s, and 12% kicked off in 2000s

All IQNET Members make the IQNET certificate available to its certified organizations, at least for Quality, Environment, Health and Safety management systems, a guarantee to certified organizations that they have the confidence of our network and a worldwide recognition

41% of IQNET Members commonly carry more than 10 management system schemes in their portfolio, this means support and expertise are in hand to cater potential needs of certified organizations, acting as an effective "one-stop provider"

Certified organizations which are carrying the IQNET recognized certification mark also hold the trust of our worldwide network

IQNET represents >20% of management systems certificates circulating worldwide (differences amongst regions and schemes are noted).  We are the global market leader for ISO9001 Quality Management Systems* and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification**

* Aerospace, Electricity, Water, and Gas Supply, Hotels and Restaurants, Financial Intermediation, Public Administration, Health and Social Work. 

**Aerospace, Electricity Water and Gas Supply, Education, and Health and Social work sectors

IQNET Members regularly undergo peer evaluation going beyond accreditation requirements, strengthening our Members’ core competencies including integrity, competence, client care, sustainable approach to business.


Why we mark IQNET Day

Celebrated every 11 November, IQNET Day highlights the importance of the network to the conformity assessment community.


Its worldwide representation, through IQNET Association Partners, has significantly strengthened the importance of certifiable management systems, products, processes and services apart from other types of conformity assessment activities - benefiting organizations, regardless of size and location - in improving their business processes as well as advancing on their competitiveness in the global marketplace.


By combining local expertise with global experiences and recognition, IQNET Association is one of the few organizations tapped to shape proactive policies and practices in terms of accreditation, standardization, scheme development, and quality infrastructure, both at a local, regional and international level. 


The purpose of the IQNET Day is to:


Celebrate the founding of IQNET Association, most of all, its inspirations – people and Partner organizations 


Count the network’s milestones in terms of memberships, policies, harmonization, product development, and contribution to the accreditation, standardization, scheme development and quality infrastructure areas


Encourage IQNET Partners to launch a unified message and make it understandable within their sphere of influence.


First established in 1989 as EQNet, the network was later registered as IQNET - The International Certification Network  (1990) to signify its presence worldwide.  To date, IQNET has grown to 39 Partner certification bodies, and collectively providing conformity assessment services from more than 400 offices, through the competent and committed work of a team of more than 55,000.