The accreditation process determines, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of organizations offering testing, examination, inspection, calibration, verification and certification services. It operates across all market sectors, providing a transparent and an impartial assessment of these services against internationally recognized standards and other national or sectoral requirements, while
- provides a transparent approach to conformity assessment in all sectors;
- supports Regulations across a growing number of policy areas.
Together, conformity assessment and accreditation are important parts of a nation’s quality infrastructure, along with metrology and standardization. They build confidence that goods and services, processes, management systems and the work of individuals comply with national and international standards and regulations. They also assist in the risk-management and decision-making of manufacturers and regulators.