EUROCERT SYSTEM is an agency that conducts independent third-party assessments of conformity assessment agencies' (certification agencies') competence, and it serves to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of conformity assessment agencies' (certification agencies') activities as well.
A EUROCERT SYSTEM notification is an independent third-party assessment of a certification agency's competence in accordance with the requirements of CASCO standards followed by the issuing of official permission to carry out work in the system under the established rules. A notification serves as an official third-party recognition of a certification agency's competence.
The need for an independent third-party assessment of a certification agency's competence has been established by the ISO/IEC 17000:2004 international standard.
An effective management system is an essential business ingredient and having it certified to a recognized standard can bring a number of benefits.
Now, the certification process is even better with a new standard for auditors and certification bodies who certify to ISO's management system standards.
ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems, Part 1: Requirements, relates to the competence of certification bodies themselves and their auditors. It applies to the auditing and certification of all types of management systems in order to increase their value to public- and private-sector organizations worldwide. The just-published ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 replaces the second edition of ISO/IEC 17021:2011.
Certification bodies that use the new ISO/IEC 17021-1 will be able to ensure competent audit teams, with adequate resources, following a consistent process and reporting audit results in a consistent manner. It will also help create confidence among regulators, consumers, suppliers and other stakeholders that certificates granted by one certification body are effectively equivalent to that offered by another.
Audits and certifications to management system standards (MSS) are a major asset to international trade and essential to the long-term health of the world economy. Attesting the conformity to MSSs, certificates are widely used in global markets to establish confidence between business partners and between organizations and their customers, to qualify suppliers in supply chains, and as a requirement to tender for procurement contracts.
EUROCERT SYSTEM's mission is to increase the effectiveness of the introduction of best management practices into organizations' processes based on the requirements of international ISO standards.
The key benefit for a certification agency that receives a EUROCERT SYSTEM notification is that it gets ready-made processes and regulations that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its activities.
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