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ISO 22301

Development Bank of Japan uses accredited certification to assess loan premiums

Development Bank of Japan uses accredited certification to assess loan premiums

In Japan, the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) provide more attractive loan rates and discounted insurance premiums to commercial businesses that have taken steps to increase their resilience in case of emergency. The bank screens a number of metrics on business continuity, preparedness, and mitigation before setting loan premiums. The Bank recognises Accredited certification of a […]


Insurance association: Standards and Accreditation support risk and add value (2018)

Insurance association: Standards and Accreditation support risk and add value (2018)

AIRMIC, the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce, has published a white paper on the value that standards and accredited conformity assessment can play in the management of risk. The report states that there is plenty of evidence that organisations perform better when they adopt voluntary quality standards, yet for the most […]


Standards support business competitiveness in Colombia (2018)

Standards support business competitiveness in Colombia (2018)

A study titled “Standardisation: a contribution to the competitiveness of Colombian organisations, case studies to measure the economic impact of technical standards.” was published in 2018, to increase the awareness of the multiple benefits that the technical standards bring to Colombian organisations. This publication describes not only the evolution of standardization in Colombia, but also […]


Guide for the Use of Standards and Accreditation in public procurement

Guide for the Use of Standards and Accreditation in public procurement

The Spanish Public Sector Contract Law 9/2017, which came into force in March 2018, aims to provide greater transparency, better value for money, and increased economic rationality of public funds. It considers that public purchase processes should include qualitative, environmental, social and innovative aspects which aim to “award criteria to obtain the highest quality works, […]


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