The Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the training "TAIEX Expert Mission on ISO/IEC 17029 and ISO/IEC 14065", which was held from September 4 to 8, 2023, at the premises of the Ministry of Economy, Resavska 24 in Belgrade.
The training was attended by representatives of ATS, as well as technical experts in the field of greenhouse gases (GHG). Experts in front of TAIEX gave the training: Casper van Erp and Harmke Immink, who are widely recognized experts in the field of accreditation in the context of ISO/IEC 17029 and ISO/IEC 14065 standards.
The aim of this seminar was the improvement of technical skills and competencies as well as the exchange of best practices in the field of accreditation of organizations dealing with the measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. Accreditation of validation and verification bodies plays a key role in ensuring the integrity and accuracy of GHG emissions data, which is essential for sustainable management and implementation of effective environmental policies.
Accreditation of validation and verification bodies according to ISO/IEC 17029 and ISO/IEC 14065 ensures that the procedures and technical capabilities of those bodies are in accordance with internationally recognized standards. For a country in the process of joining the EU, this can contribute to alignment with EU regulations and standards, especially in fields such as environmental protection and energy efficiency.
In addition, accreditation helps build trust with EU partners and can be key to accessing EU member markets, as it shows that domestic validation and verification systems are aligned with those in the EU.
"This is another in a series of steps that are taken with the aim of increasing the capacity and technical competence of domestic institutions. Investment in education and training is a key component in maintaining high-quality standards in the field of accreditation," said Dragan Pušara, MSc, director of ATS, who solemnly closed this meeting.
ATS thanks all participants and lecturers for their engagement and contribution and expects that the acquired knowledge and experience will be applied in practice, which will further improve the quality and integrity of accreditation processes in Serbia.