IQNet – International Certification Bodies Association. IQNet certification system is developed to provide clients of IQNet members’, 36 leading Certification Bodies from 32 world countries, with maximum possible recognition at global markets. Each IQNet partner, including Russian Register, issues their clients, apart from Certificate of conformity in its system, a unified IQNet Certificate of conformity.
Currently there are about 310 000 valid IQNet Certificates of conformity in the world. The second objective of IQNet certification system is the development of innovative certification programs, based on leading management standards, for IQNet partners’ clients. For this purpose in 2005 there was established a production division of the Association – IQNet Ltd. This division develops, promotes and accredits innovative certification programs, accessible for all Certification Bodies–IQNet members, which allow to provide their client with widest possible range of certification services.
Due to IQNet membership Russian Register currently offers such unique certification programs as social accountability management system certification for compliance with SA 8000 with SAAS accreditation, business continuity management system certification for compliance with BS 25999 standard and a number of other programs.