Why Accreditation Matters?
Accreditation is a tool for providing for the acceptance and recognition of conformity assessment results. Accreditation is now increasingly accepted worldwide as the most transparent and non-discriminatory mechanism to assure competency of conformity assessment service providers both in the voluntary and regulatory areas.
- To industry and trade accreditation facilitates trade and eliminates the need for repetitive testing, certification and inspection.
- To regulators accreditation provides reliable and impartial basis for sound decision-making.
- To conformity assessment service providers [testing/calibration laboratories, certification bodies (management systems/product/personnel) and inspection bodies], accreditation is a means of demonstrating your competency to your clients. Accreditation is an effective marketing tool and a passport to submit tenders to contractors that require independent verified conformity assessment service providers.
- To users of accredited services and consumers at large, accreditation is your guarantee for reliable and comparable conformity assessment results. Accreditation increases reliability of products.