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Annual Quality Manager’s Report 2016

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.