A.1 conformity assessment

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demonstration that specified requirements are fulfilled


Note 1 to entry: The process of conformity assessment as described in the functional approach in Annex A [ISO/IEC 17000:2020] can have a negative outcome, i.e. demonstrating that the specified requirements are not fulfilled.

Note 2 to entry: Conformity assessment includes activities defined elsewhere in this document, such as but not limited to testing, inspection, validation, verification, certification, and accreditation.

Note 3 to entry: Conformity assessment is explained in Annex A [ISO/IEC 17000:2020] as a series of functions. Activities contributing to any of these functions can be described as conformity assessment activities.

Note 4 to entry: This document does not include a definition of “conformity”. “Conformity” does not feature in the definition of “conformity assessment”. Nor does this document address the concept of compliance.

[ISO/IEC 17000:2020, 4.1]

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