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Accredia in numbers

Positive trend in 2019

Trust is growing amongst institutions, businesses and consumers in certifications, inspections, verifications, tests and calibrations carried out by accredited CABs.

The chief objectives of Accredia’s activities are to raise the awareness of businesses and consumers of the value of declarations of conformity, to broaden the synergy between the public and private sectors, to step up the competences and numbers of assessors for handling larger and more complex areas.

From 2018 to 2019 the number of accredited CABs rose up from 1,776 to 1,862. This reflects market recognition of the system of certifications, inspections, environmental verifications, tests, medical analyses and calibrations undertaken under accreditation.

The assessment activities performed were up 8% on 2018, reaching 16,493 audit days worked by 579 qualified assessors and experts.

Certification and Inspection Department

Assessors worked about 5,900 days to audit 417 accredited bodies for carrying out certifications, inspections and verifications.

Testing Laboratories Department

Over 9,700 assessment days done by assessors verifying 1,250 accredited laboratories for conducting tests, medical analyses and interlaboratory tests.

 

Calibration Laboratories Department

About 950 assessment days done by assessors verifying 195 accredited laboratories for conducting calibrations and measurement in the medical field and producing reference materials.