Latest News & Opinion on the ISO Certification Scheme
Southwest United Industries has been identified by the FAA as responsible for defective Boeing 737 slat tracks, yet holds AS9100 certification from Bureau Veritas.
The Greek accreditation body ESYD has cleared the registrar BQC of violating ISO 17021, but has not clarified how this decision was reached.
Oxebridge has launched “The Auditor,” a semi-regular comic strip about the wonderful world of ISO 9001 auditing.
Prosegur suffered a ransomware attack, despite ISO 27001 certification attesting to the company’s information security systems.
New evidence shows Quality Austria was actively marketing its services to clients of a Qatar consulting company operated by its own employees.
ISO has published ISO 20671 on “Brand Evaluation,” and it represents everything that ISO doesn’t do for its own brand.
Oxebridge founder Christopher Paris has received an award of recognition for its support of the Policía Nacional del Perú.
What working as a consultant for Oxebridge looks like during a six-week period.
UKAS will begin issuing accreditation certificates with a QR code for verification purposes.
A Kickstarter campaign has launched for “ISO,” a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film in the same vein as Tarkosky’s Stalker.
The requirement to maintain an “emotionally protective” workplace was stuck into the ISO 9001 standard at the last moment, ensuring it could never be removed.
ASQ’s CEO William Troy has permanently resigned, forcing a mad search in Tienanmen Square for a replacement.
Oxebridge has escalated a complaint against the AS9100 auditor certification body Probitas to the Registration Management Committee.
Probitas Authentication has deleted its Code of Conduct for aerospace auditors after receiving a complaint it was refusing to enforce the code by ignoring auditors who falsified information.
At least one Accreditation Body is reportedly warning its CBs to be alert for “mystery shopper” investigations which may uncover accreditation violations.
Quality Austria has responded to a formal complaint alleging conflict of interest violations, but is refusing to reveal what it actually did.
A rep from TC 176 has defended ISO’s decision to hold its latest plenary session in Barbados, while saying the prior meeting in Bali had better beaches.
TC 176 are busy deleting posts that showed the parties from prior plenary sessions in Hong Kong and St. Petersburg.
Not happy with having their last meeting in the Azores, now TC 176 wants to pretend to be doing work while basking in the sun on beaches in Barbados. Right.
BSI’s Carlos Pitanga Won’t Explain Decision to Certify Org Engaged in 19 Years of Aerospace Criminal Fraud
BSI officials continue to refuse to answer questions on how it certified a company responsible for nearly two decades of aerospace industry criminal fraud.
Immediately after accreditation body IAS cleared its various bodies of wrongdoing, more evidence poured in of additional allegations and breaches.
The United Accreditation Forum, a US-based accreditation body, has gone out of its way to hide who is actually behind the company.
Registrar ACM shows exactly how CBs and ABs should be responding to complaints.
ASQ CEO William Troy is stepping down, citing “personal leave of absence.”
Regional Accreditation Oversight Body Doesn’t Want Information That Might Help It Conduct Regional Accreditation Oversight
APAC doesn’t want people sending them feedback on the bodies under their oversight, because procedures!
The AS9100 Lead Auditor certification body Probitas has ruled that it’s fine for auditors to lie about their work experience on LinkedIn, because it’s only airplanes.
The ISO Whistleblower Program has been inundated with complaints about Indian-based CBs; maybe there’s an unexpected reason for that.
Oxebridge has filed complaints against two registrars in 24 hours, alleging multiple violations of accreditation rules.
A complaint filed by Oxebridge alleging violatios of impartiality rules by ANAB and NQA has been escalated to the InterAmerica Accreditation Cooperation.
The registrar TNV Certification reacted to a formal complaint by denying it outright after only 41 minutes of consideration, then accused Oxebridge of “malpractice.”
Oxebridge founder Christopher Paris is cited in a recent published study entitled “Faking ISO 9001 in China: An Exploratory Study,” published in the October 2018 edition of Business Horizons.
US Senate Candidate, Certificate Mill Operator Falsely Accuses Oxebridge Founder of Being “Arrested”
Certificate mill operator Daryl Guberman has published a wholly false claim that the Oxebridge founder was arrested, even as Guberman is being sued in US Federal court for defamation.
Allegation: QualityAustria Certified Consultancy Operated by Its Staff, Then Issued Certs to Their Consulting Clients
The ISO 9001 registrar QualityAustria certified an ISO consulting firm run by one of its regional representatives, then certified the clients of that consulting firm as well, prompting an official complaint.
Oxebridge’s Chris Paris analyzes the number of certificates to AS9100 and related aerospace standards.
Registrar URS acknowledged a complaint filed by Oxebridge, but then assigned the root cause as being the fault of the company that reported the problem.