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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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ISO’s Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO)
CASCO is the ISO committee that works on issues relating to conformity assessment.

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37
published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/CASCO

2
ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/CASCO

91
Participating members
48
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/CASCO/AHG   Monitoring global developments relevant to conformity assessment Working group
ISO/CASCO/CPC   Chair's Policy and Coordination Group Working group
ISO/CASCO/IAF/ILAC JSG   IAF-ILAC-ISO Joint Strategic Group Working group
ISO/CASCO/INetQI Hosted ISO/CASCO INetQI group Working group
ISO/CASCO/JWG 58   Joint ISO/CASCO - ISO/TC232 WG: ISO 21030 Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of educational organizations management systems 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 57   Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing Working group
ISO/CASCO/WG 61   ISO TS 17012 Guidelines remote methods in audits management systems Working group

 

Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/TC 207/SC 7/JWG 6 Joint TC 207/SC 7 - CASCO WG: Verification and validation of environmental information
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 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial intelligence ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 20/SC 13 Space data and information transfer systems 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 3 Environmental labelling ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas and climate change 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 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 241 Road traffic safety management systems ISO
ISO/TC 251 Asset management ISO
ISO/TC 267 Facility management ISO
ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities ISO
ISO/TC 269 Railway applications ISO
ISO/TC 272 Forensic sciences ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
ISO/TC 283 Occupational health and safety management ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO
ISO/TC 301 Energy management and energy savings ISO
ISO/TC 304 Healthcare organization management ISO
ISO/TC 309 Governance of organizations ISO
ISO/TC 334 Reference materials 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 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial intelligence ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 16 Horizontal methods for molecular biomarker analysis ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 18 Cocoa ISO
ISO/TC 44/SC 11 Qualification requirements for welding and allied processes personnel 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 3 Environmental labelling ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 4 Environmental performance evaluation ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas and climate change 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 267 Facility management ISO
ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities ISO
ISO/TC 272 Forensic sciences ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
ISO/TC 283 Occupational health and safety management ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO
ISO/TC 301 Energy management and energy savings ISO
ISO/TC 304 Healthcare organization management ISO
ISO/TC 309 Governance of organizations ISO
ISO/TC 334 Reference materials ISO

 

Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
BIPM International Bureau of Weights and Measures A
CAC Codex Alimentarius Commission A
EFAC European Federation of Associations of Certification bodies A
EOQ European Organization for Quality A
EUROLAB EUROLAB A
GFSI Global Food Safety Initiative A
IAF International Accreditation Forum, Inc. A
IFAN International Federation of Standards Users 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
ISEAL ISEAL 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
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association A
TIC Council TIC Council A
UILI Union Internationale des Laboratoires Indépendants (UILI) A
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change A
WADA World Anti-Doping Agency A

Organizations in liaison (Category C)

C liaisons participate at the level of a Working Group

Acronym Title Category
EQALM European organisation for external Quality Assurance providers in Laboratory Medicine C
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission C
VET21001 VET21001 Consortium C