Greeting from Representative Director

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Greeting from Representative Director

Greeting from Representative Director

Japan Association of Management System Certification Bodies (JACB)
Chairman Kazuo Tatsukami
(Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality)



Japan Association of Management System Certification Bodies (JACB) is an association of certification bodies which are accredited by Japan Accreditation Board (JAB), Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC), or accreditation body at the member of IAF, etc. and it was established on April. 2000. The member of this association also makes certification activity inside Japan.


This association is forming core industry group for providing domestic certification service business, and also forming one of international core members as IAF association members.
JACB provides the chances to participate in various activities like following items aiming at “healthy growth and development of management system third party certification system”, “Quality improvement of certification activities”, and “Promote the empowerment of certification body”.


  • Exchange of knowledge and information concerning the standard of MS certification
  • Investigation and study relating to the certification system, and making proposal and support domestically and internationally
  • Consideration and facilitation regarding the guideline, or guidance of association
  • Promote relationship between related bodies domestically and internationally, including to become a member of industry group or to send representatives to other industry groups.
  • Announcement through the operation of website


Through these activities, as a chairman of JACB, I would like to make an effort to grow ISO management system standard with the cooperation between certification bodies to improve the credibility to the certification from the society supporting the management of organization from only a third party certification provider.
Now, I have been working as a chairman of JACB since April.2016. I would like to set following three items for action policy.


  1. improve credibility, healthy growth and appeal of third party certification system
  2. activation of relationship between member bodies, and mutual education
  3. promotion of the transition to the revised standards smoothly


Regarding the item 1 as “improve credibility of third party certification system, healthy growth and appeal”, I am now thinking to improve customer value as returning to the starting point to hear the voice of certified clients how they feel and evaluate the “value of certification”.
Regarding the item 2 as “activation of relationship between member bodies, and mutual education”, I would like to setup the places for issuing information accurately and instantly, or study between member organizations for aiming the improvement of competences based on the consideration of various technical committees under JACB.
Regarding the item 3 as “promotion of the transition to the revised standards smoothly”, I recognize that appropriate issuance of information is needed not only from the certification body, but also from the certified companies, or organizations. We are going to announce aggressively about the result of consideration at the technical committee under JACB.


As mentioned above, I would like to realize these activities from my understanding that we would like to correspond surely and aggressively to the revision of standards from this fiscal year. Please understand our activities and we are waiting for aggressive comments from various kinds of organizations, not to mention about certified organizations.


Sincerely yours

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