What is accreditation?
“Certification by a national accreditation body that a conformity assessment body meets the criteria set by harmonized standards and, where appropriate, any additional requirements including those set out in relevant sectoral schemes, to carry out a specific activity conformity assessment “REG (EC) No 765/2008
The accreditation demonstrates the level of quality of work of a certification body, verifying compliance of its management system and its internationally recognized expertise in regulatory requirements, as well as binding legislative requirements.
Accreditation is therefore a guarantee of:
• Impartiality: representation of all interested parties within the Body.
• Independence: auditors and committees responsible for issuing the certificate / report guarantee the absence of conflicts of interest with the organization to be certified.
• Fairness: our rules prohibit the provision of advice either directly or through associated companies.
• Competence: the accreditation demonstrates first that the staff assigned to the activity test is culturally, technically and professionally qualified.
Certification work for the certification of management systems on behalf of Accredited Certification Bodies whose accreditation bodies are members of EA (European co-operation for Accreditation) and are part of the Mutual Recognition Agreements MLA( see >>> EUROPEAN ACCREDITATION ).