Businesses and governments are demanding greater transparency across organisations and their supply chains (all the activities between the production of a product and its delivery to the final buyer). They rely on accredited certifications to make important decisions when developing their supply chains.

Certified Supply chains are a way businesses and governments can demonstrate the compliance and transparency of their global supply chains.

In order to help them, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has officially launched the world’s exclusive global database for accredited management system certifications.

This database includes over 400,000 valid certifications across more than 150 economies covering a range of sectors, 4000 certification bodies and 68 IAF MLA signatory accreditation bodies.

Businesses and governments can digitally validate an organization’s certification(s), in order to determine if a certificate is valid and if the Certification Body issuing the certificate is accredited to issue certifications to that standard.

The aggregation of certification data in one global database makes the validation process simple and efficient. The database also helps organizations demonstrate that organizations in their supply chains meet environmental, social, and governance standards.

Organization could also use IAF CertSearch in case they:

  • would like to become certified
  • are looking for a list of Accreditation Bodies
  • want to trade with certified companies.

Mr Xiao Jianhua, IAF Chairman, said, “IAF CertSearch is a game changer for accredited certification, improving the awareness, integrity and value of accredited certification. Organizations will no longer be able to claim to have an accredited certification when they do not.”