The Value of Accreditation

Transparent and credible governance of certification bodies through the accreditation process is fundamentally important to the value of independent assessment and certification.

It is central to stakeholder confidence in ensuring that the competence of assessors and the impartiality of the decision-making process is maintained. Accredited certification of management systems to recognised national or international standards provides organisations with a credible means of managing risk, improving efficiencies, and fostering continual improvement and greater competitiveness.

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We are recognised by over 50 accreditation bodies:

EMEA

Our accreditations in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Accreditation body Country Accreditation type
ACCREDIA (formerly Sincert) Italy QMS, EMAS, EU ETS, Product Services
AEM Austria EMAS, EU ETS
APA Portugal EU ETS
APMG UK ISO/IEC 20000
ASI Germany MSC
BELAC Belgium ACS, VCA
COFRAC France

QMS, EMS -Cofrac accreditation No 4-0003, Management Systems Certification, Scope available on www.cofrac.fr

IFS -Cofrac accreditation No 5-0069, Products and Services Certification, Scope available on www.cofrac.fr

Aerospace -Cofrac accreditation No 4-0570, Management Systems Certification, Scope available on www.cofrac.fr

GHG

Danish Ministry Denmark GHG recognition
DAC Dubai QMS, EMS, FSMS, SMS, ISMS, HACCP
DAkkS Germany QMS, EMS, SCC, IFS, IFS Logistic
ENAC Spain QMS, EMS, EMAS, ATECMA, EU ETS, OHSAS, PUERTOS DEL ESTADO, Aerospace
ESYD Greece AGRO 2, AGRO 3, EMAS, GlobalGap, Elot 1429, Elot 1433, Elot 1435
IPAC Portugal QMS, EMS, EMAS
KAZNIEK Kazakhstan GHG
KBA *only in combination with DAkkS QMS Germany QMS
RvA Netherlands RvA (C010) QMS & EMS, RvA (C278) BRL SIKB
SKS Denmark QMS
SWEDAC Sweden QMS, EMS, EMAS, EnMS, GHG, National Safety Scheme, SMS
TURKAK Turkey QMS, EMS
UKAS UK QMS, ISO 13485, EMS, FSMS, ISMS, Product conformity certification, EC directives (LRQA), SMS, BCM, GHG verification, SCSMS, ITSMS, AMS, EnMS
UNIFE Europe IRIS
VDA Germany VDA 6.1, VDA 6.2, VDA 6.4

Asia-Pacific

Our accreditations in the Asia-Pacific region

Accreditation body Country Accreditation type
CNAS (formerly CNAB) P.R. China QMS, EMS, FSMS, HACCP
HKCAS Hong Kong QMS, EMS
JAB Japan QMS, EMS, Aerospace, GHG
JAS-ANZ Australia/New Zealand QMS, EMS, National Safety Scheme, ISMS, OH&S
JIPDEC Japan ISMS
KAB Korea QMS, EMS, EnMS
KAR Korea QMS Training, EMS Training
NAC Thailand QMS, EMS
SAC Singapore QMS, GDPMDS, EnMS, BCMS, QMBS
SDM Malaysia QMS, EMS
TAF Taiwan QMS, EnMS, ISO 14064, ISO 14065, ISO 14066

Americas

Our accreditations in the Americas region

Accreditation Body Country Accreditation Type
ANAB USA QMS, EMS, EnMS, Aerospace, TL9000, RCM
ANSI USA GHG, MDSAP
COS USA Safety & Environment MS
EMA Mexico QMS
INMETRO Brazil QMS, EMS, PBQP-H
SCC Canada QMS, CMDCAS

International

Our accreditations - International standards

Accreditation body Country Accreditation type
IATF TS16949 International TS16949:1999, TS16949:2002, TS16949:2009
SAAS International SA 8000
UNFCCC International CDM, JI, JI Indicative Letter

Please note: LRQA's accreditations are granted by accreditation bodies with defined sector and geographic scopes. If you would like more information about these, you can request detailed scopes of accreditation please contact your nearest LRQA office to confirm the accreditations available to you.