Re: Re-engineering of the Accreditation and Certification processes
My memory of when it started in the UK was that a few CBs started it as a means of keeping the cowboys out of the market (apologies to all genuine cowboys out there! ). When the organisation started in BSI it worked up to the point when its impartiality might be questioned (hoo boy is that a joke now! ) so it was floated off and HM Government didn't want to pay for it - there is a bit of blurb here.
When the Accreditation process was devised, it became a natural expectation that it should be a self-sustaining activity, ...