“Accreditation is the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.”

Accreditation: A Trustworthy Way to Trade Globally

Operating in the public interest across all market sectors, accreditation determines the technical competence, reliability and integrity of conformity assessment bodies. These are organizations that check conformity and compliance with standards and regulations through testing, verification, inspection and calibration. Accreditation works through a process of transparent and impartial evaluation of these organizations against internationally recognized standards and other requirements.

Accreditation is a quality infrastructure tool which supports the credibility and value of the work carried out by conformity assessment bodies and thus of the corresponding attestations issued by them (test and inspection reports, calibration certificates, certifications of management systems, products and personnel and other attestations).

Accreditation of conformity assessment bodies is carried out against globally accepted requirements set out in international standards defining competence criteria for the category of conformity assessment body, against supplementary sector specific requirements and against guidance documents from international and regional cooperation organizations of accreditation bodies.

A global acceptance of the services provided with an accreditation is also subject to some questions, as to establish a confidence for the quality of the accreditation service itself.

As part of the accreditation procedure, an independent accreditation body that they carry out their activities with technical competence, in compliance with statutory and standards-based requirements and at an internationally comparative standard. The accreditation body assesses and monitors the management system and the competence of the conformity assessment body’s assigned personnel.

The trusting mechanism between accreditation bodies is constructed on the multilateral agreements at the international and regional accreditation body organizations, like IAF (International Accreditation Forum), ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation), Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) etc.

Therefore, accreditations play a key role in guaranteeing the comparability of conformity assessment results and creating trust in the quality and safety of products and services.

What benefits does accreditation offer?

Accreditation offers many benefits:

Enhanced acceptance of products and services not only facilitates market access but also renders it achievable.
Improved acceptance of products and services not only streamlines market access but also makes it more attainable.
Demonstrating competence serves as a crucial factor in selecting an appropriate service provider for the conformity assessment of goods and services.
Greater consumer trust in the quality of products and services, even in the face of a complex global market.
Reduced occurrence of production errors or recalls.

Our Accredited Services

RoyalCert is accredited in accordance to EN ISO/IEC 17021 in the fields of:

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems.
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.
ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems
ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management Systems
ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 27001:2022 Information Security Management Systems