The Accredia logo, placed on certificates issued by the Accreditation Body to CABs which have obtained accreditation, constitutes the “mark of accreditation”.
Accredited CABs can place the relevant version of Accredia mark on certificates of conformity and calibration, on declarations of verification, on test and inspection reports, testifying the official national and international recognition of their capacity to carry out the conformity assessment activities for which they have been accredited.
Businesses and both public and professional organizations using certification, inspection and verification services may show the Accredia mark as users and clients of accredited bodies.
The Accredia mark is a tool and an opportunity to:
Accredia’s General Regulation RG-09 sets out the rules for use of the mark by accredited CABs, as well as the criteria for its use by the their clients, as users of certification, inspection and verification services.
Correct use of the accreditation mark is fundamental for giving value to conformity assessment activities of accredited CABs and to enhance the trust placed in certifications, inspections, verifications, tests and calibrations.
Certification, inspection and verification bodies, in particular, are invited to put into practice all the possible initiatives to support use of the mark in the combined version with its own mark, especially in cases of entities and businesses with high visibility and importance.
The aim is to engender and spread awareness of the value of accreditation and to support Accredia in communicating its role as a guarantor of the competences of CABs.
The accreditation process for a CAB is completed with the granting of a certificate which bears Accredia mark.
The users of certifications, of inspections and of verifications can use the Accredia mark combined with the one of the accredited CAB.
The Accredia mark identifies certificates of conformity and of calibration, declarations of verification as well as test and inspection reports issued by accredited CABs.