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Relations with the Public Authorities

A tool for institutions

Operating as the sole national accreditation body with government recognition, Accredia’s mission is to develop synergies between the world of business and the Public Authorities.

Accreditation is recognized by the government and by institutions as an effective instrument for guaranteeing confidence in certifications, inspections, tests and calibrations, supporting public policies for environmental protection, agrifood quality, the safety and security of people, products and information.

Accredia supplies technical support with regard to the competences of the Public Authorities and plays an increasingly important role in ensuring the good functioning of rules in many sectors, from public tender contracts to professional people in non-regulated areas, from health to the environment, energy, preservation of digital information and the treatment of personal data.

The objectives and benefits for institutions

The Government and the Public Authorities can develop effective policies by using accreditation, which helps to:

  • ensure conformity of products and services with the requirements for the safety of consumers, the protection of health and of the environment;
  • reduce controls carried out on businesses and support the process of simplification of the activities of the Public Authorities;
  • promote transparency in the procedures of the evaluation of public and private organizations using accredited bodies and laboratories;
  • support competition among Italian operators for the better marketing of their products internationally.

Agreements with Ministries

Accredia, through its contractual agreements with Government Ministries, qualifies certifications, inspections, tests and calibrations in the mandatory sectors which include agrifood and other consumer products, industry and infrastructures, all regulated under EU or national regulations and laws.

Accredited CABs intending to operate in these areas, which often require use of the CE marking on products, must obtain accreditation to have ministerial authorization and, where necessary, notification status of the European Commission granted by the Ministry of Economic Development. In the mandatory areas, therefore, accreditation is a pre-requisite necessary for performing conformity assessment activities.

Ministry of the Environment and Land and Maritime Protection
  • Directive 2000/14/EC – Noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors
  • Directive 2003/87/EC – Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community
  • Directive 2009/28/EC – Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources
  • Directive 2009/30/EC – Specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and specifications as regards fuel used by vessels for inland navigation
  • Directive 2012/27/EU – Energy efficiency
  • Regulation EC 1221/2009 – Voluntary participation by organizations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)
  • Regulation EC 842/2006 – Certain fluorinated greenhouse gases as modified by Regulation EU 517/2014
  • Regulation EU 757/2017 – Monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, and amending Directive 2009/16/EC
Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport
  • Directive 2010/35/EU – Transportable pressure equipment (TPED)
  • Directive 2008/57/EC – Railway interoperability
  • Regulation EU 445/2011 – System of certification of entities in charge of maintenance for freight wagons
  • Directive 2000/9/EC – Cableway installations designed to carry persons and replaced by Regulation EU 424/2016
  • Decision 2009/750/CE – Definition of the European Electronic Toll Service and its technical elements
Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Ministerial Decree 115/2014 – Private security operators, operative and CCTV centers
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
  • Regulation EC 834/2007 – Organic production
  • Regulation EC 1151/2012 – Quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • Regulation EC 491/2009 – Establishing a common organization of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (wine)
  • Regulation EC 110/2008  – Definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks
Ministry of Economic Development
  • Directive 2009/48/EC – Toy safety
  • Directive 2014/32/EU – MID – Measuring instruments
  • Directive 1992/42/EC – Hot water boilers
  • Directive 2014/68/EU – PED – Pressure equipment
  • Directive 2014/34/EU – ATEX – Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Directive 2014/31/EU – NAWI – Non-automatic weighing instruments
  • Directive 2014/53/EU – RED – Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment
  • Directive 2004/30/EU – EMC – Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Decree 462/2001 – Systems and protective equipment against atmospheric discharges
  • Decree 462/2001 – Voltage systems up to 1000 volts
  • Decree 462/2001 – Voltage systems of over 1000 volts
  • Decree 462/2001 – Electricity systems in workplaces with danger of explosion
Ministries of Economic Development and Social Policies
  • Directive 2006/42/EC – Machinery
  • Directive 2014/33/EU – Lift safety
  • Directive 1989/686/EEC and Regulation EU 425/2016 – PPE – Personal protective equipment
Ministries of Economic Development and Internal Affairs
  • Regulation EU 426/2016 – GAR – Appliances burning gaseous fuels
Ministries of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies
  • Directive 2014/29/EU – on the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels