The need to measure environmental performance or limit environmental impact is a key focus for many organizations. Accredited testing, calibration, inspection and certification provide consumers, suppliers, purchasers and specifiers with assurance about environmental-related claims made. These services also provide Government and Regulators with reliable evidence of compliance.
Samples, products, services, or management systems can be evaluated against specified requirements by laboratories, certification bodies, and inspection bodies. Accreditation is the independent evaluation of these conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their integrity, impartiality and competence.