(lat. accredo, «to trust
») – the procedure of an official confirmation of the object’s compliance with the established criteria and indicators
The SIC system accredits services for the quality assessment, of which the consumer does not have sufficient competence (education services, testing services (testing laboratories), clinical diagnostic services (medical laboratories), calibration services (calibration laboratories), inspection services (inspection bodies), certification services (certification bodies), etc.).
Accreditation is provided by the GAS Accreditation Department (Global Accreditation System)
During the accreditation, GAS follows the next principles:
- voluntariness (accredits only those organizations that are willing to undergo the procedure);
- independence (GAS Is not bound by common interests with accredited organizations);
- competence (availability of competent personnel);
- accessibility (accreditation is conducted according to the rules that are publicly available);
- impartiality (objectivity during the accreditation process);
- confidentiality (non-disclosure of the information obtained during the accreditation).
We increase the trust of the participants in the market (consumers, manufacturers, government services, communities, etc.) through accreditation.
Accreditation by GAS means that an accredited organization (body, laboratory) has not only reached the appropriate level of development, but, additionally, holds reliable mechanisms to be able to constantly improve the quality of services.
The accreditation applies to international standards, and standards which are registered in the SIC system.