Accredia is the sole national accreditation body appointed by the Italian government in compliance with the application of the European Regulation 765/2008, attesting the competence and impartiality of certification, inspection, validation and verification bodies, as well as testing and calibration laboratories. Accredia is a recognized association which operates on a non-profit basis, under the vigilance of the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy.
Public Administration, businesses and professionals increasingly rely on accreditation, as demonstrated by the 22% growth in accreditations issued by Accredia to bodies and laboratories, and the new institutional collaborations. Among the strategic themes: cybersecurity, gender equality, health and sustainability. This is what emerged at the Accredia Members’ Assembly, gathered at the Unioncamere headquarters in Rome, to approve the final budget and the 2022 activity report, and the estimate and program for 2023.
Agri-food, industry, transport and infrastructure, utility networks, professional services: the activity of Accredia covers increasingly global and complex sectors, in which accreditation can play a strategic role for the development of new policies, for sustainability, environmental protection, competitiveness and internationalization.
The accredited certification of the occupational health and safety management system is an instrument recognized by companies and institutions to implement effective policies to prevent accidents and occupational diseases.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a broad and ambitious plan of action. At its core are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets with the overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Accreditation and the accredited services provide with the solutions to implement, measure and monitor many of these objectives and targets.