ISQ-ECOGLOBALLABELS ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
i-NAF has an ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee as laid down of the i-NAF Bylaw. The role of the ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee is to implement the policies of the General Assembly and to manage the ISQ-Ecogloballabels operations of i-NAF between the meetings of the General Assembly.
2. Duties and responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee are to:
2.1 implement i-NAF policy and management and further the objectives, aims and tasks of i-NAF, between meetings of the i-NAF
2.2 facilitate exchange of information on the development and operation of halal natural accreditation systems;
2.3 facilitate participation in meetings of i-NAF;
2.4 manage a program to establish and maintain mutual confidence between Signatories to the i-NAF MLA, and ISQ-Ecogloballabels accreditation bodies or regional groups of accreditation bodies that cannot become members of i-NAF;
2.5 ensure the application of i-NAF’s principles in the field of ISQ-Ecogloballabels accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in accordance with the provisions of the i-NAF MoU;
2.6 manage the i-NAF relationship with other forum(s) and regional accreditation bodies
2.7 draft proposals concerning the policy of i-NAF;
2.8 establish, oversee and co-ordinate the operation of subordinate committees as necessary to carry out the work of i-NAF, and to appoint the Chair and Vice-Chair of each subordinate committee;
2.9 ensure that i-NAF co-operates with counterpart groups in other international organizations;
2.91 co-operate with other relevant bodies in the field of conformity assessment, maintain communication and co-operation with other international organizations; and
2.9.2 exchange information with ISQ-Ecogloballabels accreditation bodies, ISQ-Ecogloballabels conformity assessment bodies, other eco label accreditation body, eco label conformity assessment bodies and their customers, standards development bodies, and other relevant bodies.
Chair: The Chair of the ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee shall be appointed by the i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee from among the members of i-NAF.
Vice-Chair: The i-NAF General Secretary is the Vice-Chair of the i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee.
Members: Four members of the i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee can be elected from the Members of the i-NAF.
No more than one representative from any one economy shall serve on the ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee at any one time.
4. Term of service
4.1 The term of office of each member elected to the i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee is no more than two full three-year terms, or in the case of having served partial terms, a total of six years, except with the approval of the General Assembly.
4.2 Should a member of the i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee resign or be unable to continue serving for any reason, in the period between meetings of the General Assembly, the i-NAF Natural Accreditation Committee may appoint a person to serve as a member of the i-NAF Halal Natural Accreditation Committee until the next meeting of the General Assembly. A person so appointed shall stand down at the next meeting of the General Assembly, and an election shall be held to fill the vacant position.
5. Meeting frequency
The i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee shall meet as frequently as is necessary to conduct the affairs of i-NAF. Meetings of the i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee shall be called by the Chair, or, if not available, the Vice-Chair (General Secretary).
The quorum for a meeting of the i-NAF ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee shall be four elected members present, of whom at least one shall be the Chair or the Vice-Chair.
7.1 The ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee shall seek to make all decisions by consensus. If a vote is necessary a two third majority of the members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall determine the decision.
7.2 Each member of the ISQ-Ecogloballabels Accreditation Committee has one vote; the Chair has a casting vote.Application