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Information on certification is discrete. There is no comprehensive source of information in this field. This page serves as a portal of links to sources of information. General information on conformity assessment including certification ISO, International Organization for Standardization (www.iso.org)
Conformity assessment
CertificationITC, International Trade Centre (www.intracen.org)
Criteria for selection of certification bodies
Quality management systems
IEC, International Electrotechnical Commission (www.iec.ch)
Conformity assessmentAccreditation bodies The lists of accreditation bodies can be found on the Web sites of the following international/regional organizations: IAF, International Accreditation Forum (www.iaf.nu)
Members:
Accreditation bodies by country
Accreditation bodies by name
EA, European Cooperation for Accreditation (www.european-accreditation.org)
MembersPAC, Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (www.apec-pac.org)
MembersPeer assessment schemes These…

BM TRADA Forest Products Chain of Custody

BM TRADA has developed its own chain of custody scheme that recognises that there are other certification schemes and forest management initiatives operating in various parts of the world where currently there is no route to market for products because of the absence of independent verification of chain of custody.
As part of the development process some of these initiatives may have undergone verification by independent forestry consultants to determine if they would comply, for example, with the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy for timber products that are “legal and progressing towards sustainability”. BM TRADA has developed a scheme that seeks to support such initiatives and as such is prepared to give these schemes unaccredited certification under our Forest Products scheme.
Currently there are five schemes included in the Forest Products scheme:
The Malaysian Timber Certification …

FSC Chain of Custody

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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.
FSC is a stakeholder owned system for promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Through consultative processes, it sets international standards for responsible forest management.It accredits independent third party organisations who can certify forest managers and forest product producers to FSC standards.Its trademark provides international recognition to organisations who support the growth of responsible forest management. Its product label allows consumers worldwide to recognise products that support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.FSC undertakes marketing programs and information services that contribute to the mission of promoting responsible forestry worldwide.Over the past 12 years, over 84 million hectares in more than 82 countrie…

PEFC Chain of Custody

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The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment of and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental processes for the promotion of sustainable forest management, a series of on-going mechanisms supported by 149 governments in the world covering 85% of the world's forest area.
PEFC has in its membership 33 independent national forest certification systems of which 22 to date have been through a rigorous ass…

Football Academy - Sekolah Sepak Bola

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Elite Football Academy - Location & FacilitiesIntroductionElite Football Academy is in the City of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, England. It is a registered company - EFA (UK) Ltd - at companies house. A lot of thought and planning has gone in to the setup of Elite Football Academy. Not only is the Football Academy located in a perfect central location in the UK to enable easy access to most International Airports, it is located close to some of the countries best professional football clubs, access to the best education options, the best transort links, the best local activities & some of the very best football and sports facilities available in the country.
Top Academy AccomodationThe Academy House is purposely designed and fitted to cater for all of the players & staff needs. The house includes 2 kitchens, communal dining area, 2 sitting areas with TV, a games room with pool table & table tennis, an office, a gym, study areas, and sleeping s…