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Governing Bodies

Governing Bodies

Associates are those private and public organizations whose activities are directly and indirectly related to conformity assessment and accreditation, and who expressly state their willingness to belong to ONAC in such a capacity, as well as their willingness to comply with its bylaws.

According to ONAC’s by-laws, the types of interest are:

  • Direct Interests, which include all those who develop conformity assessment activities, regardless of whether they are accredited or not, as well as the trade or corporate bodies that represent these interests.
  • Indirect Interests, which are all those associates different from the previous ones and who make use of or rely on conformity assessment services, including also trade or corporate bodies representing interests different from those classified as direct.
  • Government, which is represented by institutions of the National Government, designated by the Intersectoral Commission of Quality.

Currently, more than 200 entities of the country are part of the Agency, among which are the main production guilds, universities, conformity assessment bodies such as: certification bodies of persons, product and management systems, inspection bodies, testing laboratories and calibration laboratories and the representation of the Ministries of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Social Protection and the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development.

RRI-1.2-01 ONAC ASSOCIATE REGULATIONS (es)

ONAC ASSOCIATE REGULATIONS

Version: 03
Type: GOVERNING BODIES REGULATIONS
Addressed to: ONAC
EST-1.0-01 (es)

ONAC STATUTES

Version: 07
Type: Statutes
Addressed to: ONAC

Types of Associates

  • Founders: Are all those organizations that participated in the creation of ONAC, by means of the subscription of the act of constitution and that comply with the commitments derived therefrom.
  • Adherents: All those organizations that expressly state their willingness to become associates of ONAC after its creation and that comply with the bylaws and the obligations derived therefrom.
  • Honorary Members: All those organizations designated as such by the Board of Directors on account of their institutional qualities, merits, services rendered to ONAC or for any other reason which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, justifies such distinction.

Additionally, ONAC´S Associates Regulation RRI  establishes the conditions for admission, permanence or withdrawal of ONAC associates, in accordance with the provisions of the current bylaws of the Corporation and the Procedure for associating companies to ONACAnnex 1 – Determination of contributions for new associates, which provides a detailed description of the steps to follow to become an ONAC Associate.

Benefits for Associates

Being a member of ONAC, means having an organization that represents the needs of the country nationally and internationally in conformity assessment and accreditation, thereby achieving the fulfillment of the mission in terms of promoting quality and competitiveness, in addition to:

  • Having an organization that represents the needs of the country nationally and internationally in conformity assessment and accreditation.
  • Having voice and vote in the General Assembly of Associates.
  • Having the possibility to be elected and to elect ONAC´s Board of Directors.
  • Having the possibility of using ONAC´s Associate Symbol, in accordance with the Regulation for the Use of the Accredited and/or Associate Symbol RAC 3.0-03.
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How to become an Associate of ONAC Corporation

The organization interested in becoming a member of the corporation can download the following documents:

The above documents must be completed and submitted at ONAC’s facilities or by e-mail to onac@onac.org.co, accompanied by the documents listed below, thus declaring their desire to become a member of ONAC and their commitment to comply with the statutory mandates:

  • Certificate of existence and legal representation of the company, valid for no more than 30 days.
  • Copy of the identity document of the Legal Representative.
  • Certification signed by the legal representative, where the name and identification of their partners and/or shareholders and members of their governing bodies, with identification number.
  • Copy of the Sole Tax Registry (RUT)
  • Financial statements as of December 31 of the immediately preceding year (“Balance Sheet” and “Profit and Loss Statement”).
  • Income tax return for the previous taxable year.

ONAC’s Legal Advisory Office is the area responsible for the reception and management of membership applications, which, after a legal and financial verification, are forwarded to the Board of Directors, which evaluates and decides on each application received. Once approved, the assigned fee is collected (which is paid only once), the Associate Certificate is issued and the new associate is registered in ONAC’s Official Associate Registration Book.

List of ONAC Associates by interest

The following is the list of associates, according to the interests established in ONAC´s Bylaws. Click on each category to display the corresponding list.

  • MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION – MINCIENCIAS
  • MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
  • MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
  • MINISTRY OF MINES AND ENERGY
  • MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION
  • NATIONAL METROLOGY INSTITUTE – INM
  • INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY, METEOROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES OF COLOMBIA – IDEAM
  • MINISTERIO DE CIENCA, TECNOLOGÍA E INNOVACIÓN – MINCIENCIAS
  • MINISTERIO DE AGRICULTURA Y DESARROLLO RURAL
  • MINISTERIO DE DEFENSA NACIONAL
  • MINISTERIO DE SALUD Y PROTECCION SOCIAL
  • MINISTERIO DE MINAS Y ENERGÍA
  • MINISTERIO DE TRANSPORTE
  • INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METROLOGÍA – INM
  • INSTITUTO DE HIDROLOGIA METEOROLOGIA Y ESTUDIO AMBIENTAL DE COLOMBIA – IDEAM
  • MINISTERIO DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y TURISMO
 

Board of Directors

RRI-1.0-01 (es)

REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BODY OF COLOMBIA – ONAC

Version: 03
Type: GOVERNING BODIES REGULATIONS
Addressed to: ONAC

In accordance with the session of the General Assembly of Associates ONAC, held in the city of Bogota D.C., on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., in a virtual ordinary meeting, summoned by written communication from the Executive Direction of ONAC on February 28, 2020, in accordance with the terms established in the Law and in the bylaws of the Corporation, especially in its Article 22, sent to the totality of the associates to the last physical and electronic address registered in the book of registry of associates, and after verification with the Commission of Scrutiny, we hereby present the election of the members elected as representatives of the direct and indirect interests in the Board of Directors of ONAC for the period 2020 – 2022, as follows:

Members

Entities appointed by the intersectoral quality commission

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM

IDEAM – INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY, METEOROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES OF COLOMBIA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION – MINCIENCIAS

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

NATIONAL METROLOGY INSTITUTE – INM

MINISTRY OF MINES AND ENERGY

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Direct Interest

CAR CENTER INTERNATIONAL SAS – Certification Body

INSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE NORMAS TECNICAS Y CERTIFICACION – ICONTEC Certification Body

 

ASOSEC Certification Body

SERVIMETERS S.A. Laboratory​

CONSTRUCERT S.A.S Inspection Body

RETIE INGENIERIA Y GESTION S.A.S – RIG SAS Inspection Body

ASOCDA – ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE CENTROS DE DIAGNOSTICO AUTOMOTOR Inspection Bodies

EMPRESAS PUBLICAS DE MEDELLIN – EPM E.S.P Testing Laboratory

Laboratorios clínicos – VACANT

Indirect Interest

Colombian Association of Universities – ASCUN

Colombian Federation of Logistics Agents in International Commerce – FITAC

National Federation of Merchants – FENALCO

Colombian Federation of Real Estate – FEDELONJAS

Agraria de Colombia University Foundation – UNIAGRARIA

Colombian Association of Autoparts Manufacturers – ACOLFA

National Association of Businessmen of Colombia – ANDI

Business Alliance For Secure Commerce – BASC COLOMBIA

Representative of Consumer Leagues – VACANT

Technical Committee of the Board of Directors

RR-1.0-04 (es)

RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF ONAC

Version: 6
Type: GOVERNING BODIES REGULATIONS
Addressed to: ONAC
(Statutory period 2020-2021)

The Technical Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Accreditation Body of Colombia is composed of members of the Board of Directors who apply for membership and whose application is accepted by the Board of Directors.  For more detailed information on the control, its composition and function, please consult document:

Members

Government

IDEAM – INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY, METEOROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES OF COLOMBIA

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

NATIONAL METROLOGY INSTITUTE – INM

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION – MINCIENCIAS

Direct Interest

COLOMBIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION – ICONTEC

RETIE INGENIERIA GESTION S.A.S.

CAR CENTER INTERNACIONAL S.A.S.

ASOCDA – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUTOMOTIVE DIAGNOSTIC CENTERS

Indirect Interest

AGRARIA DE COLOMBIA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION – UNIAGRARIA

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESSMEN OF COLOMBIA – ANDI

BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR SECURE COMMERCE – BASC COLOMBIA

COLOMBIAN FEDERATION OF REAL ESTATE AGENCIES – FEDELONJAS

Administrative Committee of the Board of Directors

RR-1.0-03 (es)

RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF ONAC

Version: 05
Type: GOVERNING BODIES REGULATIONS
Addressed to: ONAC
(Statutory period 2020-2022)

The creation of the Administrative Committee of the Board of Directors is ordered in numeral 11 of article 33 of the Statutes of the National Accreditation Body of Colombia, ONAC.

It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to regulate the functioning of the Administrative Committee and to delegate functions to it. The delegations made by the Board of Directors to said committee may be granted with a decision-making nature, a power that must be clearly established in the minutes of the Board of Directors that grants it these powers. See document:

Members

Government

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

NATIONAL METROLOGY INSTITUTE – INM

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM

Direct Interest

RETIE INGENIERIA GESTION S.A.S

ASOSEC – ASSOCIATION OF CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BODIES

SERVIMETERS

Indirect Interest

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESSMEN OF COLOMBIA – ANDI

BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR SECURE COMMERCE BASC COLOMBIA

AGRARIA DE COLOMBIA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION – UNIAGRARIA

To deliberate, the Administrative Committee requires the presence of at least one (1) member representing each of the interested parties and the public sector.

Good Governance Committee

COD.1.1-01 (es)

CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT

Version: 03
Type: Codes
Addressed to: ONAC
RR-1.0-06 (es)

RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE OPERATION OF ONAC´S GOOD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Version: 02
Type: GOVERNING BODIES REGULATIONS
Addressed to: ONAC
COD 1.0-02 (es)

CODE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE

Version: 02
Type: Codes
Addressed to: ONAC

In accordance with Section 11 of Article 33 of ONAC’s Bylaws, the Good Governance Committee is one of the committees created among the members of the Board of Directors, whose main function is to oversee and ensure that the activities of the related organizations identified in ONAC’s impartiality risk matrix do not compromise the confidentiality, objectivity, impartiality of the accreditations, principles and values, guaranteeing that the safeguards established by ONAC are complied with.

Members

Based on Article 33, Paragraph 11 of ONAC’s Bylaws, the Board of Directors, in session No. 81 of August 31, 2017, approved the text of the reform of the Code of Good Governance, submitted for public consultation; as well as the creation of the Good Governance Committee composed of three (3) members of the Board of Directors, with their respective alternates, which absorbed the functions, the matrix for the identification of conflicts of interest, and the regulations of the Conflict of Interest Committee. Consequently, ONAC’s Corporate Governance Committee is now composed of the following members:

Governance

NATIONAL METROLOGY INSTITUTE – INM

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM

Direct Interest

SERVIMETERS

ASOSEC – ASSOCIATION OF CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BODIES

Indirect Interest

Colombian Federation of Logistic Agents- FITAC

Colombian Association of Auto Parts- ACOLFA

Executive Management

Alejandro Giraldo
López
Executive Director
alejandro.giraldo@onac.org.co

Lawyer, Universidad del Rosario

Master’s Degree in Economic Law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Master in Legal Sociology from the International Institute of Legal Sociology – Oñati Gipuzkoa, Spain.

Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the University of Salamanca.

Teacher at different universities in the country on issues of consumer protection and Quality Infrastructure.

Linked to ONAC since 2018 as Executive Director.

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The Executive Director´s office is an integral part of ONAC’s governing bodies, as established in Article 17 of the Corporation’s Bylaws. The Executive Director acts as the legal representative of the entity and is appointed and removed by the Board of Directors, as established in Article 33, Section 6 and 7, of the aforementioned Bylaws. On the other hand, Article 36, grants the Executive Director the responsibility to carry out the activities oriented to ensuring the development and operation of the Organization, complying with its corporate purpose, mission and vision, in accordance with the established values and policies.

The Executive Director is responsible for proposing, disseminating and following up on the strategies and plans for the development, improvement and operation of the organization; overseeing the rational use of the institution’s financial, technological, physical and administrative resources; ensuring the adequate hiring and management of personnel; ensuring ONAC’s services are rendered under adequate and satisfactory conditions for its clients, based on the rules of the accreditation service, the applicable international standards and the policies and documents that must be adopted, in accordance with the requirements established by international accreditation forums and cooperation agreements.

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