IAF - International Accreditation Forum
Accreditation reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited bodies are competent to carry out the work they undertake.
Accreditation bodies which are members of IAF are required to operate at the highest standard and require the bodies they accredit to comply with appropriate international standards. Certificates issued by bodies accredited by members of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) are relied upon all over the world because the MLA assures customers that the certificate is credible.
International Accreditation Forum web site