As an independent third party, Accredia makes sure that accredited CABs observe the standards and that the declarations of conformity they issue constitute a guarantee, protecting the environment and the health and safety of citizens.
The use by institutions, businesses and consumers of accredited conformity assessment services strengthens trust in the quality and safety of the goods and services available on the market.
Regulation EC 765/2008 creates a harmonised and uniform framework of rules for accreditation and conformity assessment throughout Europe.
Each member state has the task of nominating an accreditation body operating in compliance with the international standard ISO/IEC 17011. With the creation of Accredia in 2009 Italy conformed with the European standards. In the EU
Accredia is a member of EA – European cooperation for Accreditation and IAF – International Accreditation Forum as well as ILAC – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and it is signatory to the international Mutual Recognition Agreements.
Signatory status was gained by means of the successful completion of an evaluation process conducted by other national accreditation bodies. Worldwide
Through its technical assessors and experts involved in assessment activities, Accredia respects the general principles contained in the standard ISO/IEC 17011 and Regulation EC 765/2008.
Accredia’s technical officers and assessors take part in regular trainings and updates to ensure the high level of the accreditation service.
Accredia’s assessment teams are chosen following a thorough appraisal of the independence of their members with respect to the applicant or accredited body or laboratory.
A representative balance is guaranteed to Accredia’s corporate members of direct and indirect interests in accreditation and conformity assessment activities.
Accredia operates with transparency and applies all the rules under constant monitoring based on the consensus of all the interested parties.