Communique Clarifies ISO/IEC 17020 Relationship with ISO 9001

ILAC, IAF, and ISO have published a joint communiqué clarifying the relationship between ISO 9001 and the management systems requirements of ISO/IEC 17020. The document is available to download from the ILAC and the IAF websites. The IAF-ILAC-ISO communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation was issued in response to a request from the ILAC Inspection Committee to reinforce the fact that inspection bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 operate a recognized management system.