Accreditation enhances the credibility of laboratory tests, inspection and certification reports by providing a reliable third party assurance that the services are conducted professionally and meet globally-recognised standards. Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) – such as testing and calibration laboratories, as well as certification and inspection bodies – are benchmarked against international standards. This ensures competency, impartiality and performance capability in their services.
Accreditation offers assurance in the integrity of test reports and certificates of your products or services – instilling confidence in stakeholders and promoting differentiated products and services to your customers. SAC’s extensive network of MRAs with 90 overseas partners also provides international recognition on the conformity assessment services conducted on your products and services, which helps you save on costly re-testing, re-inspection or re-certification needed when entering overseas markets.
Accreditation gives regulators greater confidence and trust in the services provided by CABs. This helps regulators evaluate for compliance while fulfilling their obligations in policy setting and regulation. Accreditation also builds and reinforces public confidence in regulators’ commitment in assuring public safety, health and environment protection.
Additionally, accreditation helps to improve efficiency by eliminating the need for re-testing and re-sampling of goods and services. This is done through SAC’s independent assessment of CABs, which provides objective assurance that that they have met applicable standards.
For Conformity Assessment Bodies:
Increase confidence in the integrity of your certifications and reports with accreditation. With accreditation, you can be assured that the results of your conformity assessments meet prevailing industry standards and best practices. Besides enhanced transparency, fair competition and service quality, the accreditation process also reveals any non-conformity issues to help you improve your operational performance.