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A podcast that discusses the accreditation matters and spreads information on the importance of Quality infrastructure for the three sustainable development pillars: People, planet and prosperity.

Accreditation Matters IAF and ILAC

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A podcast that discusses the accreditation matters and spreads information on the importance of Quality infrastructure for the three sustainable development pillars: People, planet and prosperity.

    Accreditation Matters- Food Sub-series - Ep2: The importance of accreditation for the private sector

    Accreditation Matters- Food Sub-series - Ep2: The importance of accreditation for the private sector

    🎉🎉🎉 Welcome to episode 2 of the food sub-series of Accreditation Matters Podcast! 🎉🎉🎉
    You can watch on youtube here: https://youtu.be/zoNn8DYTDho
    This week, we will be discussing the importance of accreditation for the private sector. Our guests today are: Chryssa Dimitriadis, Director of Standard Management at IFS Aldin Hilbrands, Chief Executive Officer at the FSSC Foundation Quincy Lissaur, Executive Director at SSAFE Amanda McCarthy, Business Director at BRCGS Leann Chuboff, Vice President of Technical Affairs at SQF Mark Overland, representing industry formerly at Cargill * And our host is Colin Chrismas, the IAE co-convenor of the food working group and representing IQNET Association. In this episode, we will be talking about how accreditation plays a crucial role in ensuring safety, quality, and sustainability of food supply. Accreditation plays a vital role in helping to ensure the safety and quality of food supplies and in meeting regulatory requirements. 🍲 In this episode: 00:00 - Introduction 02:16 - How accreditation plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, quality, and sustainability of the food supply 27:20 - How accreditation plays a crucial role for industry and the private sector 43:50 - SSAFE association member perspective 54:03 - Final thoughts and comments 01:04:05 - Conclusion Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for valuable insights into the food sector's accreditation journey! 🌐 #AccreditationMatters #FoodIndustry #PrivateSector #FoodSafety #QualityControl #Sustainability #PodcastEpisode #FoodStandards #SSAFEAssociation #RegulatoryCompliance #IndustryInsights #QualityAssurance #BRCGS #FSSCFoundation #SQF #IFSStandards #PodcastDiscussion #FoodSupplyChain #AccreditationImpact #SafetyStandards #IAF #ilac #IQNETAssociation #PodcastLife #IndustryExperts #FoodQuality #GlobalStandards #RegulatoryCompliance #Certification #StandardsManagement #PodcastSeries #FoodSubSeries #QualityManagement

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Food Sub-series - Ep1: "The role of Accreditation in the Food sector"

    Food Sub-series - Ep1: "The role of Accreditation in the Food sector"

    🎙️ Welcome to the Accreditation Matters Podcast! 🌐 This inaugural episode, hosted by Colin Chrismas, delves into the vital role of accreditation in the food sector. Colin, the IAF Food Working Group Co-Convenor, leads a discussion with Accreditation, Certification and Industry experts, exploring the impact of accreditation on everyday life. 🍲 In this episode: 00:00 - Introduction 01:30 - Understanding the Role of IAF and ILAC 05:45 - Multilateral Agreement (MLA) and Accreditation Recognition 09:15 - Exploring Conformity Assessment standards and schemes 12:40 - The ISO 17000 Series and its Significance 18:20 - Certification's Impact on Food Manufacturing - Insights from Skip Greenway 26:30 - Evolution of Food Safety Standards and the GFSI Initiative 31:45 - MLA Endorsement of Schemes - Kylie Sheenan explains 35:50 - Conclusion Join us as we unravel the complexities of accreditation, standards, and certifications in the dynamic world of the food industry. Stay tuned for more Accreditation Matters Podcast episodes, where we explore diverse facets of the accreditation landscape. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for valuable insights into the food sector's accreditation journey! 🌐🍽️
    Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/z_qO595pZmU on IAFandILAC Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/iafandilac
    #AccreditationMatters #FoodSectorAccreditation #PodcastSeries #ILAC #IAF

    • 40 min
    Episode 5: Accreditation's Vital Role in Shaping the Future of Sustainability

    Episode 5: Accreditation's Vital Role in Shaping the Future of Sustainability

    Welcome to the fifth episode of the ILAC/IAF Podcast, titled "Accreditation's Vital Role in Shaping the Future of Sustainability." In this episode, we explore the crucial role that accreditation plays in the world of sustainability. Join our IAF Chair Emanuele, the host of this episode, as he discusses with Cesare, the Sustainability WG Co-convener, the impact of accreditation on sustainability practices. They delve into how accreditation bodies help ensure the credibility and reliability of sustainability claims in various sectors, including finance, public procurement, and international trade. Our guests shed light on how accreditation standards and processes are instrumental in addressing the challenges of greenwashing and providing trustworthy information about an organization's sustainability performance. They emphasize that sustainability reporting is not just a European concern but has global implications. The podcast also highlights the convergence of regulatory frameworks worldwide, emphasizing the need for a common standard to evaluate sustainability claims accurately. Accreditation bodies are working to create a level playing field for organizations across the globe, ensuring that sustainability reporting is transparent, consistent, and based on performance metrics. Listeners will gain insights into the growing importance of accreditation in sustainability, as it helps organizations build trust with stakeholders, comply with evolving regulations, and navigate the complex landscape of sustainability reporting. This episode provides a compelling look into how accreditation is shaping the future of sustainability. Tune in to Episode 5 of the ILAC/IAF Podcast to learn more about the pivotal role accreditation plays in driving sustainability practices and ensuring a sustainable future for all. Don't forget to subscribe for more thought-provoking discussions on accreditation and its impact on various industries.

    • 24 min
    Episode 4 - Accreditation Matters : Our Role in Enabling the Circular Economy

    Episode 4 - Accreditation Matters : Our Role in Enabling the Circular Economy

    When we talk about circular economy, as we all know it is an alternative to highly extractive and resource intensive linear economy principle which replaces the end of life concept with three Rs concept and focuses on the usage of selection of materials, products, processes for waste elimination. It aims at retaining value of resources, products and materials by using them as long as possible and minimizing the wastage of the life cycles and at each life cycle stage. And there is no denying that the implementation of circular economy approaches can in fact lead to material cost savings and increase the profits. So when we look at the global communities stand it is nothing but for the economic growth which comes at an ecological cost there is a need that we introduce this concept of circular economy so that we have a potential to provide new opportunities for trade and create jobs. As well as the global corporations are expanding I would like to emphasize that TIC sector and the accreditation community plays a critical role in positioning at the center to facilitate this transition to circular economy which requires the role of TIC sector standards, accreditation community, different stakeholders in this whole ecosystem so that these sectors can contribute as an independent third party to verify the circular economy claims made by the manufacturing companies as well as instill trust among the relevant stakeholders. The Host of this episode of Accreditation Matters Podcast is Dr. Aparna Dhawan and our two guests are Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento and Dr. Stephanie Vehring.

    • 55 min
    Ep 3 - Accreditation matters: Digital and technological advance for accredited conformity assessment

    Ep 3 - Accreditation matters: Digital and technological advance for accredited conformity assessment

    Welcome to the third of IAF and ILAC’s podcast series, Accreditation Matters. This podcast series features discussions with international experts on important matters about the international quality infrastructure and the way that accreditation and accredited conformity assessment supports business, regulators, governments and consumers.

    In our first episode, we explored the role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment services within the quality infrastructure community, highlighting the importance of accreditation and the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement/ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement.
    In the second episode, we examined the role accreditation plays in issues of ESG, Environmental, Social and Governance.
    In this third Accreditation Matters episode, we will be discussing the role of technology in delivering trustworthy, effective, and valuable accredited conformity assessment.

    • 58 min
    Episode 2 - Accreditation Matters : Our role in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

    Episode 2 - Accreditation Matters : Our role in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

    This episode is about the role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment in enabling and approving ESG declarations (Environmental, Social and Governance). Episode 2 host is Rebecca Sheehan from ILAC secretariat Our two guests are: + Emanuele Riva : IAF Chair + Ron Josias: AFRAC Chair Case studies gathered from around the world on the use of accredited conformity assessment its business benefits are available in the following two websites: Public Sector Assurance website : publicsectorassurance.org Business Benefits website: business-benefits.org Coming up in this episode(0:00) Podcast promo video (0:20) Episode introduction (1:15) Guests introduction (2:08) What is ESG and why it is so important? (4:04) How does accreditation support ESG? (6:47) Breaking down the elements of E S G (9:13) Is ESG covered under ILAC and IAF arrangements? (14:08) IAF Sustainability Working group (17:36) Social welfare and corporate governance (21:00) Support to regulators (26:29) Closing remarks(31:00)

    • 35 min

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