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.
On the occasion of the annual Members’ Assembly, held on May 12, the goals achieved and the results obtained by the Italian Accreditation Body were presented. In 2020 the number of accreditations increased from 1,862 to 1,975 accredited bodies and laboratories for the various schemes. These numbers represent the value that the market has recognized to the system of certifications, inspections and environmental verifications, as well as tests, medical analyzes and calibrations carried out under accreditation.
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 new study focuses on the expectations of Italians on Next Generation EU funds and the economic and collective benefits deriving from a wider use of accredited TIC activities, and the role of accredited certifications, inspections, tests and calibrations to implement the 6 missions of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).