NSF-ISR Named Certification Body of the Year by IAOB

IAOB Certification Body of the Year is the official program to recognize IAOB Certification Bodies who achieve the high-performance standards necessary to meet IATFand IAOB expectations.

NSF-ISR, a leading global management systems certification body, has been awarded the IAOB 2022 Certification Body of the Year by the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB). The award was announced at the AIAG Quality Summit on October 5, 2022.

IAOB Certification Body of the Year is the official program to recognize IAOB Certification Bodies who achieve the high-performance standards necessary to meet IATF and IAOB expectations. NSF-ISR performs audits to the IATF 16949: 2016 Automotive Quality Management System standard, which ensures organizations are creating quality products and performing services in accordance with stringent automotive industry expectations.

“I was energized by the conversations at the 2022 AIAG Quality Summit this week, where the world automotive industry came together to discuss evolving industry trends,” said Pedro Sancha, President and CEO, NSF. “My top three take-aways were that high-quality cars and trucks need high quality people, collaboration across the supply value chain is essential and it all rests on a foundation of trust. At NSF-ISR, we are proud to address those three areas by continuing to attract and develop top talent, driving collaboration with our clients, auditors, and partners, and building trust in the industry with our independent, science-based principles.”

The IAOB’s criteria for this award include:

  • Performance complaints
  • IATF database accuracy and entry timeliness
  • Management of IAOB-issued non-compliances through office and witnessed audits
  • Market share growth
  • Proper use of remote audits to address COVID restrictions globally
  • Innovation and partnership though working with IAOB on new initiatives and pilot programs

“Being named the Certification Body of the Year is a great achievement for NSF-ISR,” said Christie Shields, Director of NSF-ISR’s Specialty Programs. “We place a high priority on superior technical expertise and customer satisfaction and this award helps show that we go a step further for our customers and our industry to provide the highest level of service possible.”

About NSF

NSF is an independent, global organization that facilitates standards development, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in 180 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Water Quality, Food Safety, and Medical Device Safety.


NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) offers a comprehensive portfolio of management systems registration solutions to meet the demands of the global marketplace (nsf-isr.org). NSF-ISR is the largest automotive registrar in North America and is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide IATF 16949 registrations in the automotive sector. NSF-ISR also provides registrations for the following programs: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, AS 9100/10/20, ISO 13485, ISO 20000-1, Responsible Care (RC) 14001 and Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS), as well as greenhouse gas verification/validation.

About The International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB)

The IAOB was established to:

  • Implement and manage the IATF 16949 registration scheme oversight activities on behalf of the IATF.
  • Coordinate with the other IATF Oversight Offices to ensure global consistency of the IATF 16949 registration scheme.
  • Support the IATF in the pursuit of global harmonization with other automotive manufacturers.
  • Develop and maintain a central IATF database of strategic information to assist in the management of the registration scheme.

The IAOB Leadership is dedicated to ensuring that automotive consumers can trust IATF 16949 Certification. We are committed to a certification process that results in the parts produced by an IATF 16949 certified facility meeting established quality standards. When you drive or ride in a vehicle manufactured by one of the IATF OEMs, you can trust those parts have been certified to meet the IATF 16949 standard.

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