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What Are IAF, SIC & NACE Codes?

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Internet-101 14th January 2002 11:41 AM

What does SIC & NACE codes mean?
 
Could somebody tell me what does SIC & NACE mean in QS-9000 please?

Thanks

Smile is good for your health!

:bigwave: :bigwave:

Al Dyer 14th January 2002 12:16 PM

acronyms for:

Standard Industrial Classification: A code number representing certain types of industries and company types.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers: A international set of standards pertaining to corrosive materials and how they affect other material.

gpainter 15th January 2002 07:03 AM

Supposedly the SIC codes are going to be done away with and replaced by the IAF codes, which are 2 digit. Our ISO 9002 certificate has the IAF code on it. IAF (I believe) stands for International Accreditation Forum.

Graeme 17th January 2002 11:32 PM

SIC codes are now "officially" obsolete, even though many. many people know what they are and still use them. The US government replaced them with NAICS codes in 1997, which most people don't know about and don't understand. To quote from the Census Bureau web page ...

Quote:

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. ...

NAICS was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.
(found at http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html)

I asked RAB about this in April 2000. Here are some excerpts from that correspondence ...

Quote:

"NACE stands for Nomenclature des Activites Economiques (common statistical classification of economic activities in Europe). ...

Before the end of 1998, the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) used the US SIC code system in granting the scope of accreditation to its accredited registrars. Since the US SIC code system was being replaced by NAICS, RAB needed to make a change. We considered adopting the NAICS system, but instead aligned with a NACE based system so that our processes would be compatible with other accreditation bodies around the world. These bodies, including RAB, have formed the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). IAF adopted the NACE system for registrar scope categories. RAB has also added a 40th category for medical devices.

Our web site at www.rabnet.com or specifically http://www.rabnet.com/content/advisory/advis15.htm
provides a full listing of the IAF scope categories. ... "
As with the SIC coes, the NACE list was designed by a committee and has a category for every type of industry except the one "I" am in. :rolleyes:

Of course, there are several other possibilities :D
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (mentioned above by Al)
  • National Association of County Engineers
  • National Autobody Congress and Exposition


SteelMaiden 18th January 2002 11:03 AM

Or as one of my auditors documented in a follow-up assessment of and internal corrective action request:

NACE: "Nobody Actually Corrected Anything"

Marc 25th August 2003 07:05 AM

IAF, SIC & NACE Codes
 
How does the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) codes fit into this scheme? Or does it? http://www.iaf.nu/

Does anyone have a complete list of their 'Codes'?

I have this but I believe it's a partial listing.

Comparison of IAF Accreditation Code to United States SIC Code
The chart below identifies the relationship between the IAF Accreditation Code and the United States SIC Code.
Comparison of IAF Accreditation Code to United States SIC Code

<pre>The chart below identifies the relationship between the IAF Accreditation Code and the United States SIC Code.
IAF Number Description US SIC
1 Agriculture, fishing 01, 02, 07, 08, 09
2 Mining and Quarrying 10,13,14
3 Food products, beverages and tobacco 20,21
4 Textiles and textile products 22,23
5 Leather and Leather products 31
6 Wood and wood products 24
7 Pulp, Paper and paper products 26
8 Publishing companies 27
9 Printing companies 27
10 Manuf. of coke and refined petro. products 29
11 Nuclear fuel -
12 Che micals, chemical products and fibers 28
13 Pharmaceuticals 28
14 Rubber and plastic products 30
15 Non-metallic mineral products 32
16 Concrete, cement, lime, plaster, etc. 32
17 Basic metals and fabricated metal products 33, 34
18 Machinery and equipment 35
19 Electrical and optical equipment 36
20 Shipbuilding 37
21 Aerospace 37
22 Other transport equipment 37
23 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified 39
24 Recycling 95
25 Electricity Supply 49
26 Gas Supply 49
27 Water Supply 49
28 Construction ` 15, 16, 17
29 Wholesale and retail trade: Repair of motor
vehicles, motorcycles and personal and
household goods 50-59
30 Hotels and restaurants 54, 70
31 Transport, storage and communication 40-48
32 Financial intermediation; real estate; renting 60-67
33 Information Technology 35
34 Engineering services 87
35 Other Services 72-89 minus 87
36 Public administration 91-97
37 Education 82
38 Health and social work 94</pre>

gpainter 25th August 2003 08:12 AM

According to what I was told by an NSF Rep is the IAF codes are more international and will replace tha SIC codes. For an updated list includind specific breakdowns go to www.rabnet.com/qr_tips.shtml Just to add our certificate of registratio has our 3 codes
IAF 14
SIC 3089
NACE DH 25.2

Marc 19th February 2004 04:19 PM

Does anyone know if SIC codes are actually being phased out and if so what the status is?

Wes Bucey 19th February 2004 04:42 PM

Quote:

In Reply to Parent Post by Marc
Does anyone know if SIC codes are actually being phased out and if so what the status is?

Graeme's post is accurate.
Organizations wishing to become contractors to the United States Government require CAGE numbers (Contractor And Government Entity.) CAGE numbers
( http://www.dlis.dla.mil/cage_welcome.asp ) require NAICS numbers (http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html), and DUNS numbers (from Dun & Bradstreet)

M.Taghavi 16th March 2004 02:44 AM

A help for everybody
 
;)

Dear all,

I am new to the cove.
As I can help you,
SIC= Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities.
IAF= International Accreditation's Forum

But for NACE, I don't know exactly what abbreviates for. Although the NACE system is a four digit classification method which covers nearly all Industries (Mfg. & Services).

There is a list of scopes of accreditation based on the statistical nomenclature for economic activities (NACE Rev. 1) 1994 published by the Commission of European Communities (official Journal L 083 1993).In IAF Guide 62:1996 (which is used by most CB's) page 29 you can find the main group # of NACE. In order to get the exact NACE code for a specific Industry thetre are different methods.

1- Using the site: "http://www.unvb.info/nace.php?lifr=en" for an automatic search on the topic and keyword search.
2- Using the site: "http://europe.eu.int/comm/competition/mergers/cases/index/nace_all.html" for a complete list of NACE codes and relevant links.

There is also a book "ISBN 0 11 621641 7" under the name of UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities which I can not put it here due to copyright law, but it contains all NACE codes and relevant guidelines.


Hope it helps. If there were any more ambiguity, do not hesitate to contact me.

Mahmood Taghavi

ejforr 7th February 2005 10:54 AM

SIC to NACE
 
Hello!

Does anyone know if there is a common mapping from SIC codes to NACE codes?
:thanx:

Wes Bucey 7th February 2005 01:07 PM

Quote:

In Reply to Parent Post by M.Taghavi
;)

Dear all,

I am new to the cove.
As I can help you,
SIC= Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities.
IAF= International Accreditation's Forum

But for NACE, I don't know exactly what abbreviates for. Although the NACE system is a four digit classification method which covers nearly all Industries (Mfg. & Services).

There is a list of scopes of accreditation based on the statistical nomenclature for economic activities (NACE Rev. 1) 1994 published by the Commission of European Communities (official Journal L 083 1993).In IAF Guide 62:1996 (which is used by most CB's) page 29 you can find the main group # of NACE. In order to get the exact NACE code for a specific Industry thetre are different methods.

1- Using the site: "http://www.unvb.info/nace.php?lifr=en" for an automatic search on the topic and keyword search.
2- Using the site: "http://europe.eu.int/comm/competition/mergers/cases/index/nace_all.html" for a complete list of NACE codes and relevant links.

There is also a book "ISBN 0 11 621641 7" under the name of UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities which I can not put it here due to copyright law, but it contains all NACE codes and relevant guidelines.


Hope it helps. If there were any more ambiguity, do not hesitate to contact me.

Mahmood Taghavi

I think Mahmood is on the right track:
NACE = Nomenclature Générale des Activités Économiques dans les Communautés Européennes

It is the European Economic Community's classification Code comparable to the NAICS

SIC is being phased out in favor of NAICS

When in doubt about acronyms, always try here first
http://www.acronymfinder.com
Then google the "likeliest candidates" to get a fuller understanding of what the thing or organization behind the acronym is all about. This is usually a lot faster and more instructive than waiting for someone to answer a plaintive call for help in a Discussion Forum.

Similarly, knowing the correct names instead of just initials will help you look up the answer to whether there is a "key" to convert the NAICS into NACE or vice versa.

Carl Kerchmar 6th August 2010 03:51 AM

Re: IAF, SIC & NACE Codes
 
Hello Marc and Elsmar Cove,

Thanx for sharing your knowledge. I need some help coverting SIC codes or NAICS codes to their NACE equivalent. This is proving challenging. Can you help and or point in me in the right direction? Thanks so much for your time and conisderation.

Carl

Carl Kerchmar 6th August 2010 04:12 AM

Re: SIC to NACE
 
Hello ejfor and Elsmar Cove,

I am also looking for the way to convert SIC or NAICS to NACE, have you had any success? Thanx for your time and consideration.

Carl

M.Taghavi 7th August 2010 02:31 AM

Re: What Are IAF, SIC & NACE Codes?
 
Dear All,

In order to find a job's NACE # you need UK Standard Industrial
Classification of Economic Activities. What I have is version 2003. You may find newer version.
In this hand book you can simply find the 4 digit code of each job.
For example:29.31 is for
Manufacture of agricultural tractors
This class includes:
– manufacture of tractors used in agriculture and forestry
– manufacture of walking (pedestrian controlled) tractors
This class excludes:
– manufacture of road tractors for semi-trailers cf. 34.10
– manufacture of road trailers or semi-trailers cf. 34.20/2

If you want to convert EAC to NACE, In page 31 of IAF Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996 you can find NACE code A to O, then go to UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities booklet and find the main group code.

I hope it helps.

If not please come back
Mahmood




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