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.

Being assessed by an accredited organisation is important. It helps your company reduce risks, increase its opportunities and gain more commercial value than using a non-accredited body.

Accreditation proves that the certification body has the necessary professionalism and expertise to conduct assessments and gives additional purchaser confidence. For this reason, accredited certification holds greater commercial value and integrity than non-accredited approval.

We have been examined and approved by each accreditation council to assess companies in specific industry sectors. It shows we have the necessary professionalism and expertise to carry out assessments, which gives you more confidence.

In the UK, LRQA holds accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). LRQA is also a Licenced AA1000 Provider.

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Our advice

Not all certification bodies are made the same. When selecting the body you want to work with ensure they are accredited by UKAS to provide the service you want. Look for the UKAS tick and crown for your assurance.

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Globally, we are accredited by more than 50 accreditation bodies.

For a full listing of these, please visit www.lrqa.com. For detailed scopes of accreditation, please contact our offices directly. Details of each country office can be found in Our Global Offices section of this website.

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
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.