Why Accredit ?

In a world that is making great strides towards globalization, the free movement of goods, people and services has become indispensable. However, the removal of trade barriers must necessarily be based on the certainty that the services and products traded meet the specific requirements.
Consumers demand confidence in the quality of products and services (starting with health and safety) and want to live in an environment that is protected. Companies need assurance that conformity attestations (test reports, calibration, inspection, certificates and similar documents) on which their business is based are reliable.

Legislators must be assured that assessments of compliance with regulatory requirements are carried out effectively and with all required competencies. In this context, it is essential to promote the trust of economic actors as well as the authorities in charge of market control with regard to documents issued by conformity assessment bodies (laboratory, inspection bodies and Of certification). These documents thus become true technical passports associated with a product or a service.

Advantages of accreditation

Accreditation is:

  • Formal recognition of the competence of an Accredited Conformity Assessment Body, at the national level, to carry out well-defined tasks;
  • International recognition of the competence of the accredited conformity assessment body (providing assurance to companies that the compliance certificates on which their business is based are trustworthy);
  • A benchmark for performance;
  • An asset in terms of marketing;
  • Quality assurance, public safety on a national and international level (giving consumers confidence in the quality of products and services);
  • Ongoing compliance with laws and regulations (through follow-up activities during the accreditation process);
  • Credibility and sustainability of the industry;
  • A means for the authorities, the economy and society to judge the competence of OEC;
  • Positive public image and growing reputation;
  • A process of continuous improvement, based on national industry-endorsed professional standards;

Strengths / Commerce:

Accreditation allows to :

  • Facilitate the reduction or even the elimination of technical barriers to trade (by improving the quality of products and services);
  • Promote healthy competition and harmonize the functioning of markets;
  • Creating a relationship of trust between consumers, importers and exporters;
  • Promote the free movement of products or services;
  • Create transparency and market comparability at the national and international level.

Strengths / Economics:

Accreditation allows to:

  • recognize that an organization is competent to carry out a specific activity with high reliability and quality;
  • create the condition for the international recognition of evaluation reports and certificates of conformity;
  • provide an opportunity for organizations to gain trust and peer support.