ACCREDIA has been appointed by the Italian Government on 22th December 2009 as the sole National Accreditation Body that performs accreditation with authority derived from the State.
The mission is full compliance of the national accreditation system with the regulation of the European Parliament and Commission n° 765 of July 9, 2008, which is applicable from January 1, 2010, for accreditation and market compliance in all EU countries.
Every European country has as accreditation body. The national body is responsible for accreditation in compliance with the international standards of the series ISO 17000 and of the guides and the harmonised series of European norms EN 45000. All bodies are non-profit-distributing organisations.
Accreditation guarantees that reports on testing, inspection and certifications - of systems, products or personnel - carrying the ACCREDIA mark, are issued respecting the most stringent international requirements of conformity evaluation, including constant and rigorous surveillance of the behaviour of accredited laboratories and bodies.
For the latest situation accreditations visit Accredia web site