Certification Body of System operates a policy of achieving formal accreditation from a relevant authority before offering a service in a standard to the market, where it is commercially feasible.
Accreditation is the process by which a certification body is recognized to offer certification services. In order to become accredited, Certification Europe is required to implement a quality management system which is assessed by an independent authorized body (national accreditation body) to determine that it meets international standards. CBS is audited annually to ensure its services meet the exacting requirements of the relevant accreditation standards.
Our accreditation means that we have been independently assessed as possessing the expertise and competency to audit and certify to each of the listed standards on our website. Organisations who are seeking to have a system certified to an international standard should ensure that the assessment and certification is carried out by a competent accredited body. This means that the certification body providing the service is accredited and can provide evidence that it has the expertise, skills, proven knowledge of the standard and itself operates a quality service.
A national accreditation body exists in most countries to perform the task of approving, monitoring and auditing certification services. National authorities liaise through an international forum (www.iaf.nu) to ensure that international standards are adopted in a uniform manner to enable international recognition.
CBS has achieved formal accreditation in the following standards:
• ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems Certification
• ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems Certification
• OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Certification
• ISO 27001 - Information Security Management Systems Certification
• ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems Certification
• ISO 22000- Food Safety Management Systems Certification
Accreditation the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.
Organisations that issue credentials or certify third parties against official standards are themselves formally accredited by accreditation bodies (such as UKAS); hence they are sometimes known as "accredited certification bodies”. The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically and employ suitable quality assurance.
Accreditation bodies operate according to ISO/IEC 17011.Accredited entities in specific sectors must provide evidence to the accreditation body that they conform to other standards in the same series:
• BS EN ISO/IEC 17021: "Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems" (2011)
• BS EN ISO/IEC 17024: "Conformity Assessment. General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons" (2012)
CBS is accredited form International Accretion Committee Limited Services “IAS” joint accreditation system of Great Britain. (England, Scotland, North Ireland and wells) Which is mean that your ISO certificate with CBS is international accredited and recognized