IQNET warmly welcomes LSQA Uruguay as Associated member


Bern, 07 February 2022 – Having recently marked its 30th year, IQNET Association recorded another milestone by widening its reach in the Latin American region.  


The IQNET General Assembly favored the new membership of LSQA Uruguay through official balloting in December 2021.  The Montevideo-based organization is the 37th member of the IQNET community, making Uruguay as 35th country headquarter. 


LSQA Uruguay’s successful entry to IQNET Association is credited to its more than 40 years of experience in offering high value training and conformity assessment services based on internationally recognized schemes, and notable advancement and presence in several regions.  See full story here

IQNET Association celebrates its first ever IQNET Day this 2021



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 strengthen the importance of certifiable management systems or products - 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 quite few organizations tapped to shape proactive policies and practices in terms of accreditation, standardization, scheme development, and quality infrastructure.   See IQNET Day official website.


JQA and IQNET announce the winning entries for the 21st International Environmental Children’s Drawing Contest


Bern, 17 August 2021 – The long wait is over for the children who submitted their entries to the 21st International Environmental Children’s Drawing Contest.  A total of 88 winners and 84 special awards were named from over 14,000 drawings received coming from 80 countries. 


Our Earth in 2030 – the theme of the 21st contest was adopted from the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the aim to encourage awareness and action among children, together with their families and educational institutions towards this target.  Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) as the leading agency of this contest, believes that this competition incites children to take a fresh look on the preciousness of nature, as well as deepen their understanding of the global environment.  See full story.


IQNET Association welcomes Institute for System Certification (ICS) as Associated Member


Bern, 12 June 2021 – IQNET strengthens its presence in Eastern Europe as the General Assembly accepted Institute for System Certification (ICS) as Associated Member.  ICS is the 36th Member of the IQNET community and making Bosnia & Herzegovina as the 34th country headquarter.


Accredited by a European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) MLA signatory, ICS is a homegrown certification body with extensive experience in providing certification services. See full story.


IQNET Unveils New Look


January 2021, Bern – Marking its 30th anniversary, IQNET Association launched its new brand as approved by the General Assembly in its recent meeting.


The new IQNET logo blue tone is a perfect reflection of the Association’s authoritativeness and trustworthiness in the field of conformity assessment.  Its revolutionary movement from rectangular to circular shape surrounded by dotted waves represent its key promise to its stakeholders, as delivered through its Members (conformity assessment bodies with different origins, nature and size) around the world.  See full story.


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