Accreditation is a way to demonstrate quality and competence. It has positive effects for authorities, purchasers, industry, manufacturers and consumers.
We can list main benefits of accreditation as:
- Provides greater safety for the customer
- Means increased competitiveness
- Provides “orderliness” of activities and minimises the risk of errors
- May be necessary to be considered for an assignment
- Simplifies global trade
Accredited bodies performing conformity assessment services meet all required standards, as well as regulatory requirements and sector specific criteria, in terms of:
- Technical competence;
- Independence, impartiality and integrity;
- Risk management;
- Adequate use of human and equipment resources;
- Mechanism for continuous improvement of product and service quality;
- Complaint and appeal system.
Accreditation supports the market in facilitating the movement of goods and services where demand for quality and safety is growing. It offers a harmonized, transparent and sustainable approach which:
- Helps fulfil legal requirements at reasonable costs;
- Enables innovation;
- Reduces the need for regulators to use their own resources;
- Builds consumers’ and businesses’ confidence.