Accreditation is an endorsement of a conformity assessment body’s (CAB's) competence, credibility, independence and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities. ISO’s formal definition of accreditation is “third party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.” (ISO/ IEC 17000:2004)
Accreditation provides an assurance to government, business and the consumer that organizations providing certification to a standard have the required competence and impartiality to do so as evidenced by fulfillment of international standards and requirements. Accreditation helps to underpin the credibility and performance of goods and services.
GLOCERT INTERNATIONAL Certifications is in the process of getting its Accreditation accredited by a member of the IAF – International Accreditation Forum and signatory to a number of bilateral, regional and international agreements providing international recognition and acceptance of certificates, for following schemes: ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems (QMS), ISO 20000-1 – Information Technology Service Management Systems (ITSMS), ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS), ISO/IEC 27001 – Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), ISO/IEC 27701 – Privacy Information Management Systems (PIMS), ISO 55001 – Asset Management Systems (AMS).
IAF Members work together on a worldwide basis to achieve common trade facilitation objectives by developing the principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment that will deliver the confidence needed for market acceptance.
IAF promotes the worldwide acceptance, of certificates of conformity issued by certification bodies accredited by an IAF MLA signatory and seeks to add value for all stakeholders through its activities and programs.
As a result, IAF’s slogan becomes extremely suggestive: “Certified Once, Accepted Everywhere”.
For more information about main reasons for using an accredited certification body, please read third party documents available in the download section: “Why use an accredited certification body to certify your management system” brochure; “How does Accredited Certification benefit regulators” brochure; “IAF Accredited Certification Survey” etc.