These is verbatim transposed from the International Organization for Standardization:
When choosing a certification body to carryout current management systems ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 13485, AS9100, TS 16949, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 50001, ISO 14001...for the business of certification, the following provides some of the aspects the organization needs to take into account.
If your organization is forced to certify, then the choices may be limited to that of the company, organization or entity that forces certification and the previous information is irrelevant; and the choices are limited at to very few and at times to only one (creating a conflict of interest).
In most countries, accreditation is a choice, not an obligation, and the fact that a certification body is not accredited does not, by itself, mean that it is not a reputable organization that can do good. For example, a certification body operating nationally in a highly specific sector might enjoy such a good reputation that it does not feel there is any advantage for it to go to the expense of being accredited. Equally, a specific body with a narrow specialization (of risk and opportunities) operating worldwide can provide excellency through first class benefits. That said, many certification bodies choose to seek accreditation, even when it is not compulsory, in order to be able to demonstrate an independent confirmation of their proficiency.
Accreditation service providers most indicate their entity status.
For information on accreditation:
The list of accreditation businesses with their contact information and links to their Web sites can be found on our Web Portal"Accreditation Members". The Web page contains up-to-date listing of certification bodies that are accredited which can be used for selecting a certification body as well an extensive list of accreditation protocols.
Contact us to provide information or to answer questions. Any possible recommendation of certification or accreditation entity is strictly objective and impartial based on the needs of your organization, consumer focus and industry sector.
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