ISO Conformity Assessment Resources

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a website and a brochure on "Using and Referencing ISO and IEC Standards for to Support Public Policy." ISO also now has an interactive online platform that policy makers can refer to when using conformity assessment standards in regulation.

ISO/CASCO plans to continue developing new resources in 2015 to support ISO Technical Committees and users of conformity assessment standards, including a series of educative brochures intended to highlight key conformity assessment concepts such as the suppliers’ declaration of conformity and potentially verification and validation, depending on the outcome of the preliminary research. Also upcoming is clarification of the difference between management system and conformity assessment standards and an explanation of the impact of ISO/IEC 17024 on development of schemes for personnel certification. The CASCO Secretariat will lead these initiatives and external experts will participate.