Leading Organizations Collaborate to Promote Sustainability Assurance through Standards and Accredited Conformity Assessment


Bern, July 17, 2023 - IQNET - The International Certification Network, The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), in collaboration with ISEAL, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), IIOC, and TIC Council, is pleased to announce a groundbreaking joint statement on sustainability assurance. This collaborative effort aims to address urgent sustainability challenges by emphasizing the vital role of consensus-based standards and accredited conformity assessment in driving positive impact. Read more



Winners of the 23rd Drawing Contest are announced

August 17, 2024, Bern - On June 15, 2023, JQA held the final screening and judging of the 23rd JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest. 
IQNET was represented by President A. Stoichitoiu.  Among the 9,947 entries from 83 countries and regions – a total of 173 excellent works were selected, given honorable mention, and awarded with best prizes.
Last July 28, the winning entries were finally announced and published on the contest website.
Take a look at the many wonderful works filled with messages and thoughts about the global environment.  More can be seen in the 2023 winners booklet.


IQNET Association cements relationship with EAGLE Certification Group as Full Member


Bern, 19 November 2022 – Recording another milestone, the IQNET Association Members accepted  EAGLE Certification Group change of status as Full Member.  The US based certification body officially joins the IQNET General Assembly – the highest authority of the Association.  See full story here.


IQNET Day 2022 celebration around the world



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.


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.

News feeds from our network

  • 08/31/2023

    ISO/IEC 17029: An Accreditation Pillar of Sustainable Livestock Excellence in Uruguay

    Featured in IAF Outlook August 2023 
    Article by Andrea Russi, MSc. Chemical Engineer, PhD. Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Sustainability Expert , LSQA

  • 08/31/2023

    Check out the latest DQS Webinar

    IQNET Partner DQS has loads of webinar for small to large enterprises, where attendees can discuss some frequently asked questions from audit practice and address the interpretation of selected requirements.  Secure your place and take the opportunity to update your knowledge. This way you will be well prepared for the upcoming audits.

  • 08/31/2023

    Winners of the 23rd Drawing Contest are announced

    Last July 28, the winning entries were finally announced.