Accreditation is central to stakeholder confidence, ensuring assessor competence and maintaining the impartiality of the decision-making process. Accredited certification of management systems to recognized national or international standards provides organizations with a credible means of managing risk, improving efficiency and fostering continual improvement and greater competitiveness.
We are recognized by nearly 30 accreditation bodies:
Our accreditations in EMEA.
Accreditation body Country Accreditation Type ACCREDIA (formerly Sincert) Italy QMS, EMAS, EU ETS APMG UK ISO/IEC 20000 BELAC Belgium ACS COFRAC France ISO 9001 & AQAP 2110, QMS, Cofrac accreditation No 4-0003, Management Systems Certification, Scope available on www.cofrac.fr/en
IFS Broker & IFS Logistics, IFS Food, Décret 2019 565 (RNQ/QUALIOPI), Cofrac accreditation No 5-0069, Products and Services Certification, Scope available on www.cofrac.fr/en
EN 9100 & EN 9120, Aerospace, Cofrac accreditation No 4-0570, Management Systems Certification, Scope available on www.cofrac.fr/en
EIAC Dubai QMS, EMS, FSMS, OHSAS, ISMS, HACCP DAkkS Germany SCC/SCP, EnMS EFR - Fundación MasFamilia Spain EFR 1000 - 1 ENAC Spain QMS, EMAS, EN9100, EU ETS, PUERTOS DEL ESTADO/ ANFAC RvA Netherlands (C010) QMS, EMS, VCA/VCU, HKZ, NEN-EN 15224, EFISC, FAMI QS, Riskplaza, IVG (PED), NEN7510 SWEDAC Sweden QMS, EMS, GHG, National Safety Scheme, SMS UKAS UK QMS, ISO 13485, EMS, FSMS, ISMS, Product conformity certification, EC directives (LRQA), SMS, BCM, GHG verification, SCSMS, ITSMS, AMS, EnMS, BRC UNIFE Europe IRIS
Our accreditations in Asia-Pacific
Accreditation body Country Accreditation Type CNAS (formerly CNAB) P.R. China QMS, EMS, FSMS, HACCP HKCAS Hong Kong QMS, EMS, OH&S JAS-ANZ Australia/New Zealand QMS, EMS, National Safety Scheme, ISMS, OH&S KAB Korea QMS, AS9100, ISO 37001, KS Q 9100, ISO 37301 SAC Singapore QMS, QMBS Standards Malaysia Malaysia QMS, EMS, HACCP TAF Taiwan QMS, ISO 14064, OH&S ACFS Thailand GMP / HACCP NABCB India ISO 22000
Our accreditations in the Americas
Accreditation body Country Accreditation Type ANAB USA QMS, EMS, Aerospace, RC/RCMS, ASRP (ISO 9001), SQF, GHG EMA Mexico QMS, ISO 39001
Our international accreditations
Accreditation body Country Accreditation Type SMMT International IATF 16949:2016
Please note: Our 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 from your nearest LRQA office to confirm the accreditations available to you.
Independent and impartial
The markets served by LRQA value our services for their integrity. Critical to this is the need to recognize any potential conflicts of interest in the services provided and to take action to ensure these do not adversely impact on the impartiality, independence and objectivity of our actions.
We maintain our independence and impartiality by pro-actively managing conflicts of interest across all LRQA businesses including those which may exist between consultancy and third-party certification services. We will not offer consultancy services for any management system that is in the process of or has completed accredited third-party certification with LR. Further, if we are already providing consultancy services relating to a management system, we will not offer any accredited third-party assessment services.
Refusal of certification
If at the quoting and contracting stage, or during the process of certification LRQA is unable to grant certification, the reason for this decision will be communicated to your organization.
Our audit processes
While conformity is an important aspect of LRQA's assurance services, we turn assessment into a powerful management tool to improve and protect performance.