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. 

 

Alex Stoichitoiu, President of IQNET highlighted that the JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest fits perfectly with the essence of IQNET -- "Together, we build value and trust around the world, for people and businesses, to create a sustainable future".  The initiative taps the never-ending capacity of children to dream for a better world, and these unbiased perceptions urge us - as current caretakers - to do appropriate actions. 

The judging of the contest was postponed for a year but were awarded by strict and fair screening led by: Kinutani Koji, Painter/Emeritus Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts; with Roberto Benes, Director UNICEF Tokyo Office; Tatsumi Kikuko, Advisor of Nippon Association of Consumer Specialists.  The JQA judging committee was represented by President Kobayashi Noriaki and Senior Executive Board Director Hosumi Masayasu.

 

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.

 

“ICS is providing conformity assessment services for more than a decade and continuously promoting quality through professional and governmental cooperation in its market of influence.  IQNET intends to complement these strengths by providing ICS more opportunities for cooperation and further their capacities through our sharing of expertise” said Pedro Alves, Managing Director of IQNET. 

 

IQNET Members gain from the recognition of equivalence, member cooperation, value-added products (training, own certification programs, etc.), harmonization efforts within the network, and improvement of processes through regular peer assessment reviews.  ICS is expected to comply with the rules and regulations of the network at the same time tap these advantages to gain more confidence in assisting their clients.

 

Through its Members, IQNET is considered present in 98 countries, through 400 offices worldwide.  IQNET Association and ICS cement its partnership as the Associated Member policy was signed June this year. 

 

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.

 

IQNET, Building trust together

 

How would 35 - entirely independent, competing, and geographically distributed conformity assessment organizations work together?  “It is made possible by the core competencies shared and observed by our Partners -- through caring and sharing, maintaining integrity, showing competence, and proactively establishing itself as a knowledge hub,” explains Pedro Alves, Managing Director of IQNET Association.

“Together, we build value and trust around the world, for people and businesses to create a sustainable future.” 

IQNET Association through the cooperation of its Partners harness vast amounts of information and expertise to develop vital knowledge for the benefit of the business sectors, standardization, and conformity assessment communities. Read more...

 

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