What are the benefits of using an accredited certification body?

Selecting the right organization to carry out your certification can be fraught with unknowns. Choosing a certification body that has been accredited by an accreditation body has proved that it complies with best practice. It is competent to deliver a consistently reliable, and impartial and accurate service which meets the appropriate, internationally-recognized standard.

Accreditation strengthens the reputation and competitiveness of CABs, with tangible benefits for Public administrative Entities, businesses and consumers who trust accredited services.

Accreditation is an effective instrument of support for certification, inspection, verification and validation bodies as well as for testing and calibration laboratories, giving real economic advantages. Accredited conformity assessment bodies can demonstrate their competence, independence and impartiality, verified and attested by the Accreditation Body.

For institutions, businesses and consumers the benefits of accreditation consist in advantages they choose when they use the conformity assessment services issued by an accredited CABs. For all market players’ accreditation and accredited services are a guarantee of higher quality and safety of goods and services.

Using an accredited certification body can:

• de-risk your procurement by taking the guesswork out of choosing a certification body by giving you confidence that you will get the service that closely meets your requirements;

• help to identify best practice since the certification body is required to have appropriate knowledge of your business sector;

• win new business particularly since the use of accredited conformity assessment services is increasingly a stipulation of specifiers in both the public and private sector;

• gain access to overseas markets since certificates issued by bodies are recognized and accepted throughout the world;

• offer market differentiation and leadership by showing to others credible evidence of good practice;

• demonstrate due diligence in the event of legal action;

• reduce paperwork and increase efficiency by reducing the need to re-audit your business.

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