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, independence and impartiality of certification, inspection 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 Economic Development.
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 bilateral trade agreements that the EU continues to negotiate with other countries provide for the constant reference to the Quality Infrastructure, i.e. the use of technical standardization, accreditation and certifications to overcome technical barriers to trade in goods and services.
The research of Accredia Osservatorio “International commerce – the value of accreditation and standardization” underlines the importance of accredited certification as an effective tool that facilitates international trade.
Accredia is pleased to host the next meeting of the Communications and Publications Committee of the European co-operation for accreditation, which will take place in Rome on March 11th and 12th, 2020.