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Membership

CASCO membership is open to interested member bodies as participating (P) or observer (O) members and to interested correspondent members as observer (O) members.

Terms of reference

  • To study means of assessing the conformity of products, processes, services and management systems to appropriate standards or other technical specifications.
  • To prepare international guides and International Standards relating to the practice of testing, inspection and certification of products, processes and services, and to the assessment of management systems, testing laboratories, inspection bodies, certification bodies, accreditation bodies and their operation and acceptance.
  • To promote mutual recognition and acceptance of national and regional conformity assessment systems, and the appropriate use of International Standards for testing, inspection, certification, assessment and related purposes.

More information about CASCO and related ISO activities

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35

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/CASCO

6

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/CASCO

98

Participating countries

36

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/CASCO/CPC Chairman's Policy and Coordination Group Working group *
ISO/CASCO/IAF/ILAC JSG IAF-ILAC-ISO Joint Strategic Group Working group *
ISO/CASCO/JWG 43 Joint ISO/CASCO - ISO/REMCO WG: Revision of Guide 34 Working group *
ISO/CASCO/JWG 48 Joint ISO/CASCO - ISO/PC 283 WG: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10 Competence requirements for auditing and certification of occupational health & safety MS Working group *
ISO/CASCO/STAR Strategic Alliance and Regulatory group Working group *
ISO/CASCO/STTF Spanish translation task force Working group *
ISO/CASCO/TIG Technical Interface Group Working group *
ISO/CASCO/WG 34 Joint CASCO - TC 207/SC 2 WG: Third-party EMS certification Working group *
ISO/CASCO/WG 35 Requirements for third party certification auditing of quality management systems -- Competence requirements Working group *
ISO/CASCO/WG 42 General requirements for accreditation bodies Working group *
ISO/CASCO/WG 44 Revision of ISO/IEC 17025 Working group *
ISO/CASCO/WG 45 Example of a certification scheme for services Working group *
ISO/CASCO/WG 46 Validation and verification Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/COPOLCO/JWG 49 Joint COPOLCO - CASCO WG: ethical labelling
ISO/PC 302/JWG 1 Joint ISO/PC 302 - ISO/CASCO WG: Revision of ISO 19011: 2011
ISO/TC 207/SC 7/WG 6 Joint TC 207/SC 7 - CASCO WG: Validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions and bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition
Liaison Committees to ISO/CASCO

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/CASCO :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/CAB CAB IEC
ISO/COPOLCO Committee on consumer policy ISO
ISO/DEVCO Committee on developing country matters ISO
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 Software and systems engineering ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT Security techniques ISO/IEC
ISO/PC 278 Anti-bribery management systems ISO
ISO/PC 302 Guidelines for auditing management systems ISO
ISO/REMCO Committee on reference materials ISO
ISO/TC 34 Food products ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 18 Cocoa ISO
ISO/TC 46/SC 11 Archives/records management ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 85 Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection ISO
ISO/TC 108/SC 5 Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems ISO
ISO/TC 135 Non-destructive testing ISO
ISO/TC 135/SC 7 Personnel qualification ISO
ISO/TC 146/SC 4 General aspects ISO
ISO/TC 176 Quality management and quality assurance ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 1 Concepts and terminology ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 2 Quality systems ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 3 Supporting technologies ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 1 Environmental management systems ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 2 Environmental auditing and related environmental investigations ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas management and related activities ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 241 Road traffic safety management systems ISO
ISO/TC 251 Asset management ISO
ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities ISO
ISO/TC 272 Forensic sciences ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/CASCO

ISO/CASCO can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 Software and systems engineering ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT Security techniques ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 40 IT Service Management and IT Governance ISO/IEC
ISO/PC 278 Anti-bribery management systems ISO
ISO/PC 283 Occupational health and safety management systems ISO
ISO/PC 302 Guidelines for auditing management systems ISO
ISO/REMCO Committee on reference materials ISO
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 18 Cocoa ISO
ISO/TC 46/SC 11 Archives/records management ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 85 Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection ISO
ISO/TC 108/SC 5 Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems ISO
ISO/TC 135 Non-destructive testing ISO
ISO/TC 135/SC 7 Personnel qualification ISO
ISO/TC 176 Quality management and quality assurance ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 1 Concepts and terminology ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 2 Quality systems ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 3 Supporting technologies ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 1 Environmental management systems ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 2 Environmental auditing and related environmental investigations ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 4 Environmental performance evaluation ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas management and related activities ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities ISO
ISO/TC 272 Forensic sciences ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
BIPM International Bureau of Weights and Measures A
CAC Codex Alimentarius Commission A
CEOC International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations A
EFAC European Federation of Associations of Certification bodies A
EOQ European Organization for Quality A
EUROLAB EUROLAB A
IAF International Accreditation Forum, Inc. A
IFAN International Federation of Standards Users A
IFIA International Federation of Inspection Agencies A
IIOC Independant International Organization for Certification A
ILAC International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation A
INLAC Latinoamerican Institute for Quality Assurance A
IPC International Personnel Certification Association (IPC) A
IQNet IQNet Association - The International Certification Network A
ITU International Telecommunication Union A
NCSLI NCSL International A
OIE World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) A
OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology A
QuEST Forum Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST Forum) A
UILI Union Internationale des Laboratoires Indépendants (UILI) A
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change A
ISEAL Alliance ISEAL Alliance D
PEFC Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification D
WADA World Anti-Doping Agency D
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
26-27 April 2017 Vancouver (Canada) ISO/CASCO  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional