EFSA has been working over the past years to set up, and constantly improve, its Quality Management System (QMS) so as to ensure that the organisation has a solid basis for scientific excellence, independence, openness, innovation and cooperation.
In 2016 EFSA made great progress towards implementing a robust QMS in the organisation. Highlights included:
obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 certification;
again very positive feedback from the European Commission (DG SANTE) on the quality of EFSA's scientific outputs (defined by the criteria "fitness for purpose" and "clarity in communication"); this notion was also received from the Member State feedback exercise;
continuously improving and strengthening the QMS across EFSA.