Medical Devices Webinar

Shaping India’s Medical Devices Regulatory Framework: Global Best Practices and Priorities

India’s medical devices industry is poised for significant growth in the next five years, with the market size expected to reach $50 billion by 2025. It includes both large multinationals and small to medium enterprises (SMEs), and it is growing at an unprecedented scale: its current market size is estimated to be nearly $10 billion. 

TIC Council fully supports the crafting of a robust medical devices rules regulatory and policy framework which lays a strong foundation towards ensuring a robust quality and conformity ecosystem for medical devices in India. 

In the healthcare sector, patient and operator safety are of paramount importance, which makes it imperative for medical devices to be of high quality and safe for their intended use, therefore a rapidly evolving medical device industry needs hand holding from all stakeholders, in order to be able to realize the government’s vision of quality and affordable healthcare for all. 

Embarking on the mission of patient safety in India, TIC council is organizing a two-day webinar on Shaping India’s Medical Devices Regulatory Framework: Global Best Practices & Priorities. The webinar will witness the presence of senior policy makers from Ministries & regulatory bodies of India, E.U & U.S along with senior industry leaders from the medical devices and TIC industry, sharing their experience, global trends and best practices towards ensuing quality and safety of medical devices. This webinar is a must-attend for industry leaders, decision makers, quality, regulatory and public affairs personnel from the healthcare sector.

Details 

The webinar will be held in two days: Thursday 28 October 2021, 14:30-17:00 IST (11:00-13:30 CET), and Friday 29 October 2021, 14:30-17:00 IST (11:00-13:30 CET)

Registrations will be open to all TIC Council Members and relevant stakeholders, as well as a larger external audience. 

Speakers: 

Day 1:  

  • Suresh Sugavanam, Chairman, TIC Council India
  • Hanane Taidi, Director General, TIC Council
  • Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, TÜV SÜD South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East & Africa Region
  • Karthik Venkataraman, Business Manager, UL India
  • Claire Dyson, Global Vice President, Dekra
  • Kimberly Trautman, Medical Device, IVD and Combination Product Regulatory & Quality Expert
  • Latika Vats, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance for India Medtronic and APAC Med Committee
  • Reinaldo Figueredo, ISO-CASCO Chair
  • Sudhir Zutshi, Chair, Public Affairs, Sub Committee, TIC Council India

Day 2: 

  • Dr. R P Singh, Secretary General, QCI
  • Dr. Shailendra Singh, TUV SUD Pvt Ltd.
  • Jitendra Sharma, Managing Director and CEO, AMTZ
  • Ravi Kant, DDC, CDSCO (TBC)
  • Rajesh Maheshwari, CEO, NABCB
  • Ravi Singh, Member, TIC Council, Med Device WG
  • Dr. Girdhar Gyani, Director General, AHPI
  • Harshit Thakkar, Sr. Project Manager, DEKRA
  • Sudhakar Mairpadi, Head Quality, Regulatory and Govt Affairs, Philips India Pvt Ltd
  • Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator, AiMED
  • Vibhav Garg, Director-Health Economics & Govt Affairs, Boston Scientific
  • R Asok Kumar, Chairman, Regulatory Sub Committee, Adva Med
  • Dr. Aparna Dhawan, Executive Director, TIC Council India

REGISTRATION

Further Details:

The microphone function will be disabled for participants during the webinar but all questions for the presenter can be submitted through Webex via the chat function during the Q&A session at the end.

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact – secretariat@tic-council.org

We look forward to welcoming you and/or your colleagues. 

For more information – https://tic-council.idloom.events/shaping-india-s-medical-devices

QCI NBQP Programs

Upcoming Training Programs from QCI TCB , NBQP

Update from QCI TCB :

Training and Capacity Building (TCB) Cell, QCI has announced new batches of virtual training for the months of November & December 2021. Please check program calendar as listed below :

Requirements of ISO/IEC 17065:2012 for Product Certification Bodies 29-30 Nov 2021 Registration   Open INR 5000 +GST 
Laboratory System and Internal Audit program as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017$$ 19-20 Oct 2021  25-26 Nov 2021 Registration Closed INR 5000/-   + GST (18%)  
06-07 Dec 2021Registration   Open 
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Risk Management requirements & implementation in Laboratories 15 Nov 2021 Registration Closed INR 2000/-   + GST (18%) 
22 Dec 2021 Registration   Open 
Uncertainty of Measurement and Decision Rule as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 26-27 Oct 2021 16-17 Nov 2021 Registration Closed  INR 3500/-   +GST (18%)  
22-23 Nov 2021 Registration   Open  
Medical Laboratory System and Internal Audit program as per ISO 15189:2012$$  11-12 Nov 2021 Registration   Open INR 5000/-   +GST (18%)  
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification 28-30 Oct 2021 Registration   Open INR 9500/-   +GST (18%)  

$  eLearning modules for these courses are also available at www.equest.co.in . Once you complete both the courses, you will get an additional ‘Competence Certificate’

The courses are designed for professionals like quality & senior management professionals from Inspection Bodies, Laboratories, Certification Bodies, Regulators, Government Bodies, Industry, PSUs, Consulting Organizations, Consultants, Training Organizations, Trainers etc. 

To deliver quality engagement, only limited number of participants are allowed for the training courses , to give sufficient opportunities for participants to participate in discussions and to clarify their doubts. 

After the completion of the course, all the participants will be issued a certificate of participation. 
Utilise this opportunity to register yourself.
We have launched various other trainings in the general domain as well as listed below :

Cost of Quality – A tool for developing Business Case for Quality Improvement Initiatives 9 November’21 
Fundamentals of Digital Marketing  18 November’21 
Organizational Values, Ethics & Office/Work Place Etiquettes 4 December’21 

Register yourself at the earliest by clicking on the link- http://bit.ly/virtualequest 

On eQuest (www.equest.co.in ), an array of courses on domains such as Environment, Laboratories, Quality, Agriculture, Healthcare, and Technology-related fields etc are listed.

A new course developed by NABL on ‘Program for Potential / Accredited / Applicant Proficiency Testing Providers on ISO/IEC 17043:2010” was launched recently . This program is designed for PT Providers to know about standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010 “Conformity Assessment – General requirements for the proficiency testing”.  

For registration and payment related queries, please contact,  
Rohit Varshney, Associate, TCB, QCI, rohit.varshney@qcin.org, Ph- 9773500376 

For any other queries, please write to  
Alok Jain, Director TCB, QCI, ajain@nabl.qcin.org, Ph. 9811352698  
Ranvijay Bihari, Dy Director, TCB, QCI, ranvijay.nabet@qcin.org, Ph. 8800424788 

QCI – D.L. SHAH Quality Awards

QCI – D.L. SHAH Quality Awards – Announcement from QCI NBQP

About the Award

Applicant organizations, who are QCI members qualify for a 10% relaxation in the application fees.

OBJECTIVE

The QCI-DL Shah Quality Awards were launched in 2007 and are positioned PAN-India as the recognition for successful projects of an organisation that have resulted in continual improvement of processes, products and/or services, better/effective operations and increased customers/stakeholders satisfaction. The awards are given for specific projects which have to be submitted in the form of case studies supported by adequate evidence in the form of documents or video clips.

AWARD CATEGORIES

There are 3 levels of the Award.These levels are:

  1. Level 1 : QCI-D.L. Shah Quality Platinum Award
  2. Level 2 : QCI-D.L. Shah Quality Gold Award
  3. Level 3 : QCI-D.L. Shah Quality Silver Award

Each level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance with minimum qualifying marks to be achieved. During the site verification when no suitable project (case study) is found to be eligible under a sector / category, no award shall be given.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Project(s) can be from any function or department of the organization and is open to all type of organizations/sectors like :

  1. Any Govt Enterprise
  2. PSU
  3. NGO
  4. MSME
  1. Manufacturing
  2. Healthcare
  3. IT/ITes
  4. Finance
  1. Infrastructure
  2. Education
  3. Service
  4. Pharma
  1. Food
  2. Petroleum Oil,Gas
  3. Other

Sectors covered by Gol under Udyog Manthan are encouraged to apply

An organization submitting projects, shall satisfy the following conditions:

  1. The applying unit should be located in India (project(s) implemented at the sites abroad will also be considered on case to case basis).
  2. Projects should have been concluded within the last 3 years from the date of announcement of the award.
  3. Only those Projects which have concluded and have demonstrated benefits for minimum 6 months at least shall be considered.
  4. The organization shall not have been convicted by any Court for any irregularities
  5. Multiple projects applied under the same title from various units shall not be considered by virtue of implementation at other unit/plant in the horizontal deployment process.
  6. Projects applications which have been received in the past but after incorporating substantial continual and break through improvements in the process resulting in outcome(s) demonstrating quantum jumps may be considered after the period of 3 years.
  7. Projects that are entirely sub-contracted are not acceptable, however projects driven through the strategic leadership of the management and implemented with the help of outsourced facilities which are not available in-house would be acceptable (Projects shall be implemented by the applicant under the strategic plan/leadership of the management)
  8. Applications which seem to have negative influence on the human being, Quality of life, environment, Health, Safety, Society etc. will not be considered

Note:

organization can submit a maximum of 3 projects from a particular unit/branch or its regional office.

APPLICATION FEES

Organization TypeApplication Fees*
MSME/Educational/Govt/NGOINR 5000
OthersINR 10,000
Note:-
*G.S.T 18% will be applicable on application fees.
**MSMEs are required to mention their valid UAM registration number while filling up the online application form.
Applicant organizations, who are QCI members qualify for a 10% relaxation in the application fees..

Where to Apply ?

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Please click here to see the Detailed Evaluation Criteria

Note

1. Various sectors like large manufacturing, IT/ITes, Finance, Health Care etc. have started applying digital transformation initiatives in their respective areas. In case the organization has took any such initiative, the organization shall provide the information regarding application of new technologies or any

  1. Application of new technologies within the organization or as a part of some project/initiative example any application of Internet of Things (IOT), artificial Intelligence, Robotics etc
  2. Achievements on the Digitalization front through: demonstration through actual achievements – implementation in pipeline or ready for execution as per the roadmap/strategic plan approved by the top management on the aspects mentioned below:
    1. People : Readiness of your organization and its people to accept the changes as a consequences of the transformation including skill upgradation etc.
    2. Product/Services : The impact which digital transformation has or will have on your product(s) and services including the preparedness of the stakeholders.
    3. Process: Impact of the digital transformation on your processes/operations.

2. Such projects for which financial impact cannot be arrived at (e.g. Projects belonging to Government, Education and Social Sector etc.), financial benefits will not be considered as a parameter for evaluation. However, such projects should state the environmental, socio-economic and other benefits with reference to the assessment criteria.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

a. Online Application

Applicants are required to submit details pertaining to the online application from (available on website)

Guidelines for Preparing project report

b. Preliminary Screening

At this stage, the NBQP Secretariat for completeness and adequacy of the application will scrutinize all the online applications

c. Document Evaluation

  1.  All filtered applications from previous step will undergo document assessment by the Assessment Team
  2. The Assessment Team will examine the case studies on the basis of the assessment criteria
  3.  Incomplete applications or such applications which lack clarity on the enablers, processes or results or are unrelated to any applications of quality tools and techniques will be rejected during this stage.
  4. The decision for cut-off marks and thereafter the selection of projects that will go for the next stage will be taken by NBQP team based on the input/feedback received from the assessment panel.

d. Project Presentation at QCI office

  1.  The aim of the project presentation is to objectively comprehend and seek clarifications from the project team that have actually executed the project. After the presentation, the Assessment Team will finally decide the marks for various criteria through consensus approach. The decision for cut-off marks and thereafter the selection of projects for which site verification are needed will be taken at the end of this phase. Organizations shortlisted after this stage will be informed about the site verification schedule well in advance

Guidelines for preparing the presentation by the Applicant organizations

e. Site Verification

The aim of site visits will be to ensure that the claims made in the project including savings as well as tools employed are verified. The Assessment team will scrutinize the necessary documents as well as interact with Top Management, Project Head & Team personnel of the organization including people involved in the project in order to satisfy that all claims are justified. The CEO/COO/VP along with Project Head shall debrief the Project and answer all the queries put up by the site assessment team.

Note :

  1.  All filtered applications from previous step will undergo document assessment by the Assessment Team
  2. The Site assessment plan will be created by QCI-NBQP with inputs from the assessors and will be informed to the organizations in advance accordingly
  3. Depending on the size of the organization, the physical site visits will be conducted by an assessment team comprising of
    1. a) 2 assessors (including 1 lead assessor) for Large organizations
    2. b) 1 assessor for small organizations
    3. c) Additionally, assessment team may have representation from QCI Team as well
  4.  The terms and conditions w.r.t physical site visit are mentioned in the respective section

f. Report Submission

The assessment team will submit a report of their assessment to NBQP Secretariat for this stage and it will include their inputs regarding their recommendations for the awards.

g. Final Selection

NBQP Secretariat will compile the results based on the cut off set and feedback received from the assessment team and share the recommendation list with the D.L. Shah Trust for the final approval on the winning projects and number of awards

GUIDELINES FOR THE APPLICANTS

Guidelines for the applicants to prepare a project report for project submission
Guidelines for preparing the presentation by the Applicant organizations

Template of application form and How To Apply

AWARD PRESENTATION

The awards will be presented during a special Award Ceremony.

TIMELINES

Application window date starts from 23rd Aug 2021 till 31st Dec 2021

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE AWARDS

  1. 1. Non – disclosure and confidentiality
    1. a) The names of the applicants, evaluation and scoring system developed for the assessment process will be regarded as proprietary and kept confidential. Such information shall be made available only to those individuals who will be directly involved in the assessment and administrative process and shall not be disclosed
    2. b) QCI will not disclose the details about the shortlisted/non-shortlisted candidates at any stage of the assessment. The qualified projects will be notified via e-mail/call by the QCI office directly. 
  2. 2. Any misinterpretation of facts will disqualify the organization from Awards and fees would be non- refundable
  3. 3. Applications will be considered only if the eligibility criteria are satisfied
  4. 4. Incomplete applications or such applications which lack clarity on the enablers, processes or results or are unrelated to any applications of quality tools and techniques will be rejected.
  5. 5. Project Site: only initial site where the project has been implemented will be considered, rest locations will only be considered as a case of replication. Successful applicants will receive the trophy/certificate only for the location against which they submitted the application
  6. 6. No changes in the project application (title, location etc.) will be accepted after the final submission
  7. 7. Application Fees towards submission of the project(s) is non-refundable/ non- adjustable
  8. 8. Any Quality Award applicant and Awardee cannot use the NBQP, QCI and D.L. Shah Trust logo in any way that suggests that QCI is affiliated with, sponsors, approves or endorses them, their organization/websites/products/services etc
  9. 9. QCI and D.L. Shah Trust reserves all the rights to final selection of the Awardee(s). No appeal or protest in this regard would be entertained.
  10. 10. If no outstanding entries have been received, no award will be awarded for the year
  11. 11. In case of Physical Site Visits, following conditions will be applicable

Cost to be borne by the applicant organization 
Besides the requisite application fees for participating in the Award the following costs are to be borne by the applicant organization.

  1. For Presentation round: All costs incurred by the Team Members of various projects who would be making presentation before assessment team members atQuality Council of India office, New Delhi.
  2. For Site verification 
    1. a) All incidental expenses from the residence of the assessment team/Head Office at Delhi will be borne by the applicant organization based on the consolidatedclaim raised by QCI.
    2. b) Airfare charges* (wherever there is air connectivity)/train/AC Sedan car (in case no air/train connectivity exists) 
    3. c) Hotel stay including Food/travel and other miscellaneous expenses.

Note: –

  1. Depending on the size of the organization, the Assessment team members(as stated in section” Assessment Process-Site verification ) and man-days would vary from 1-2 days, so the hotel and travel expenses will vary accordingly
  2. In case the assessment is carried forwarded to the 2nd day, then the stay expenses shall be borne by the applicant organization for the 2nd night as well 

CONTACT POINT

Ms. Shruti Gupta              Administrative Officer|NBQP   Mail at : shruti.nbqp@qcin.org         8800891834

Ms. Priyanka Maithani    Assistant Director|NBQP          Mail at : priyanka.nbqp@qcin.org    8178602471

Source : https://www.qcin.org/nbqp/dsa/home/Home.aspx

Fee Update from NABL

Revised Fee Structure effective for all applications received on/after 01.10.2021 Posted on 01.10.2021

NABL has released revised Fee Structure for all applications received on or after 1/10/2021 . This is applicable for all Testing and Calibration Labs.

All applicant labs and Accredited, Certified Labs have to make a note of the same.

Download the notification from here .

Medical Device QMS

NABCB Program on MDQMS – Medical Device Quality Management Systems

Program Announcement from NABCB !

NABCB is organising series of webinars on “Medical Devices Quality Management Systems (MDQMS) and Indian Certification for Medical Devices (ICMED) Scheme”

There is no fee for the said Webinar. The Webinar is scheduled on 20 October 2021 at 11:00AM – 01:00 PM (IST)

This webinar would provide an interface wherein you may directly interact with NABCB Officials about NABCB Accreditation system and other requirements, so your participation would make the webinar interesting and fruitful.

Registration link is https://forms.gle/Qg2Z55iYc6oNWKnv7

The flyer is available on link  http://nabcb.qci.org.in/Meeting%20%20flyer%20-%20MDQMS%20%20ICMED-%2020%20October%202021.pdf

Meeting Link shall be provided to all the registered participants a day before the scheduled date.

Contact NABCB Secretariat :
National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies
Quality Council of India | www.qcin.org
Institution of Engineers Building, 2nd Floor,
2, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002, India
Work: +91-11-2337-9321 | Fax: +91-11-2337-8678
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Voluntary Registration

Voluntary Registration of Medical Devices & Labelling Norms – Medical Device Sector – Fresh Announcement from CDSCO

Medical Device Industry has recently sent a representation to the Regulator – CDSCO, to consider timeline extensions to the Voluntary Registration Program announced by the Regulator in April 2020. Though the 18 months timeline offered by the Regulator came to an end on Sep 30th 2021, many MSME businesses couldn’t complete the process . Regulator has forwarded the request to Ministry . A Session with Regulator organized by industry was attended by more than 1000 members and industry and various other key stakeholders raised many pertinent issues requesting the regulator’s office to look into. One of the key issues raised during industry meet was ISO 13485 Certification process and challenges in completing the exercise to obtain “Authentic ISO 13485 Certificates” .

Industry is waiting for further instructions from Regulator’s office on the timelines extension to the Voluntary Registration Process.

Fresh Notification from #CDSCO

CDSCO has released a fresh notification dated 12th October, 2021 clarifying its stand on Voluntary Registration and Labelling norms to be followed by the Medical Device Industry. The announcement is more specific to ISO 13485 Certificates and the Self declaration to be given by Industry to Regulators about the roadmap to complete the certification process.

CDSCO has called for feedback , suggestion from the industry to the proposed amendments. Industry and stakeholders are requested to share feedback to CDSCO office, the details are listed in the notification.

Download the notification from here

Request the industry, stakeholder to share feedback with Regulators, Industry Associations etc to the proposed amendments.

Clarification on the Role of NABL in Enforcing Regulations

Announcement from NABL – National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Clarification on the Role of NABL in Enforcing Regulations

Accreditation is the independent evaluation of Conformity Assessment bodies against recognised normative documents like Standards, Regulations etc. to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality, consistency of operation and competence. Through the application of national and international Standards, Government, Procurers and Consumers can have confidence in the results of accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies.

Laboratories are accredited to the applicable international standards, ISO/IEC 17025 in case of testing and calibration laboratories, and ISO 15189 applicable to Medical Laboratories.

Laboratory Customers, Regulatory Authorities, Organizations and Schemes using peer assessment, Accreditation bodies, and others use these documents in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories.

The results from Accredited Laboratories are used extensively by regulators for the public benefit in the provision of services that promote an unpolluted environment, safe food, clean water, energy, health and social care services.

Many Government Agencies have recognised the importance of credible accreditation schemes that are developed against internationally recognised standards.

NABL Accreditation is increasingly being used by Regulators and Government to ascertain the Quality of Products. Accredited CABs can objectively state conformance of product or service to specified requirements.

NABL is a Voluntary Accreditation body and has no Regulatory powers. Checking of compliance to the regulatory requirements falls under the purview of respective/applicable Regulator.

In all cases, it is the responsibility of Laboratory to abide by the National & State Statutory requirements, Acts, Ordnance, Rules, Regulations, Legal orders, Court Decisions/ Orders issued by the Government, Statutory Bodies, Courts as applicable and in force from time to time.

Download the announceement from here

Source : https://nabl-india.org/

The above announcement from NABL clarifies its role as Accreditation body to various stakeholders at market place. Regulators , Governments normally rely on Accreditation Bodies for Conformity Assessment procedures. Accreditation bodies are not Regulators and can’t step into shoes of Regulators. This confusion is often seen at market place where Accreditation bodies and Regulators Roles are understood wrongly , get mixed up often. Frequent communication from Apex bodies , Accreditation bodies clarifying the role of ABs, CBs etc throws so much clarity to the industry, stakeholders too. Markets still mix up Accreditations and Certifications. Lot of confusion prevails between Voluntary Recognition Programs and Mandatory Recognition Programs. FAQs list is very long and apex bodies can release communication often on all the FAQs.

Improving Global Competitiveness of Indian businesses is the key focus of Govt of India and businesses need to show compliance to various Conformity Assessment Procedures of Importing Countries. Understanding all these matter as most of these protocols are International Protocols too.

Country is witnessing lot of FDI and many new global businesses are setting up shop in India. International businesses need clarity and clear communication on conformity assessment too as Technical Regulations are linked to International Accounting Standards as well.

Announcement for Environmental Testing Laboratories

Announcement from Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE – NOTIFICATION

Mandatory NABL Accreditation and OHSAS Certification

The Central Government orders says :

  1. Recognition of private laboratories and recognition of their analysts shall be done by the Central Pollution Control Board here after as per the Environmental Protection Act 1986
  2. All environmental laboratories shall obtain accreditation from the National Accreditation Board
    for Testing and Calibration Laboratories
    Accreditation ISO 17025 :2017 for all criteria testing
    parameters as defined by Central Pollution Control Board along with Certification for Occupational
    Health and Safety Management System – ISO 45001:2018 before submission of application to the
    Central Pollution Control Board for consideration of the said application under the provisions of
    the Act, for –
    (i) fresh or renewal of recognition of laboratory;
    (ii) changes in the name of Government Analysts; and (iii) shifting of laboratory premises.
  3. The recognition of laboratory shall be granted for the validity period of accreditation under ISO 17025:2017 and for the testing parameters accredited therein.
  4. The recognition of laboratory shall be granted for the validity period of ISO 45001:2018 certification from a recognised agency and shall be valid for the same premises of its operation for which the application is made.

Full notification can e downloaded from the link below

Source : http://moef.gov.in/en/

World Accreditation Day 2021

Accreditation Day Greetings to All Stakeholders

World Accreditation Day 2021

Theme – Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

09 June 2021 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2021), a global initiative established by IAF and ILAC to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme is Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The SDGs are at the core of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a broad and ambitious plan of action with the overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Accreditation, in collaboration with other quality infrastructure institutions, provides the technical foundations that are critical to the functioning of developed and developing societies. It enables industrial development, trade competitiveness in global markets, efficient use of natural and human resources, food safety, and health and environmental protection.

Global Businesses are getting into implementing Sustainable Business Solutions, following Sustainable Business Practices. ISO has released many Management Systems Standards in the recent years for businesses to learn, implement internally.

These are linked to CSR Reporting, ESG Reporting and Sustainability Reporting for Listed companies and top 1000 companies with high market capitalisation in stock exchange in India.

Sustainability Accounting Norms are already released globally for reporting in organisations Accounting Audit Reports.

Recently we saw some Global Investors making announcements on their Investment priorities in India where the Investors said their investment decisions will be linked to the sustainable business practices adopted by businesses.

Businesses of all sizes – MSMEs or large scale orgns need to LEARN, UNDERSTAND, IMPLEMENT these solutions internally to ensure the Health and Wellbeing of Communities which will become the Global Priority now.

Its hightime that Accounting Professionals , Management Systems Consultants join hands together to deliver good Sustainable Business Practices, Solutions to businesses .

Value Added , in its 30 years of Consulting journey, had seen the saga of Certifications, Accreditations and impact made by these market place recognition programs on businesses for their business growth. We have facilitated , guided more than 500 + organisations to implement multiple Management Systems Certifications, Accreditation Programs fro many sectors.

It would be interesting to see the rise and Sustainable Business Practices at the market place from now.

We shall be organising series of Knowledge Sessions on these Standards and how these get integrated into the business practices of organisations.

Happy Accreditation Day Celebrations to Industry and Stakeholders !

World Accreditation Day 2021 Celebrations

Word Accreditation Day Celebrations 2021 – Organised by Consultants Consortium of Chennai

World Accreditation Day 2021

Theme – Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

09 June 2021 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2021), a global initiative established by IAF and ILAC to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme is Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The SDGs are at the core of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a broad and ambitious plan of action with the overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Accreditation, in collaboration with other quality infrastructure institutions, provides the technical foundations that are critical to the functioning of developed and developing societies. It enables industrial development, trade competitiveness in global markets, efficient use of natural and human resources, food safety, and health and environmental protection.

IAF and ILAC have published a joint WAD 2021 statement by the IAF and ILAC Chairs, a brochure and a poster:

In addition, three videos with the themes of People, Planet and Prosperity will be released on the IAF-ILAC Youtube channel in mid-May. These three pillars group the SDGs according to common goals and are reflective of publications from UNIDOOECD and UNDP.

The Public Sector Assurance and Business Benefits websites, which contain case studies, research and supporting materials demonstrating the benefits and value of accreditation, also now feature an option for searching by SDG. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic may again disrupt physical WAD events, we encourage everyone to celebrate with us online using the hashtag #WAD2021 and to contact your local accreditation body for further details on local media and online seminars and programs they may be organising.

Source : https://www.iaf.nu/articles/World_Accreditation_Day_2021/685

About Consultants Consortium of Chennai – CCC :

Consultants Consortium of Chennai (CCC) is an Association of Management Systems Consultants, registered under the Tamil nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.

The Key Objective of CCC is to work in alignment with the National Quality Mission launched by the Government of India by educating the industry about the role and importance of Standards, Certifications and Regulations in the country as well as in the global markets.

CCC strives to encourage Responsible Consulting through Members of its Association and focus is to Standardize Consulting Practices in alignment with changing market and industry needs in a dynamic manner.

The focus is also to identify areas and industries in which the consultants in the profession of Management Systems Consulting can contribute to the betterment of the society and the country and to promote Management Systems Consulting in such areas or industries.

One of the core objectives is to collaborate with various Industry platforms, Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Management Associations, Apex Bodies of Government or Quasi Government Organization to contribute to the betterment of the industry initiatives, which will in turn contribute to the betterment of the society.

Webinar Series organised by CCC :

CCC has organised #WAD2020 successfully. Same initiative is planned by CCC for 2021 as well.
CCC has tentatively scheduled a week long sessions with following topics :

Registrations :

Entry is free for all Management Systems Consultants, Technical Experts, Industry Experts, Professionals, Industry Members, Academia , Students, Members of Trade & Industry Associations

Program Dates are listed above.

Registration Link :

Prior Regn is a MUST for Participation. All regd participants will get email confirmations 2 days before the commencement of the sessions.

For queries on Regns, email can be sent to :

Ms Rama Venugopal – contact@ccc-consultants.org – +919840870532
Mr D Srikanthan – secretariat@ccc-consultants.org – +919003056539

Do visit CCC Website for regular updates – http://ccc-consultants.org/wad-2021-celebrations/