INTRODUCTION: ISO 17021 is an accreditation for MS-CABs (Management System – Conformity Assessment Bodies) to ensure that the certification procedure did is fair, vital, reliable. The Accreditation audit has to be conducted by Accreditation body.
BENEFITS: ISO 17021 is an International Standard that gives Certification Bodies (CB) with a lot of necessities that will empower them to guarantee that their administration framework (such as QMS, EMS etc.) certification process is carried out in a competent, consistent and impartial manner. The conformity assessments to be done by ISO 17021 certified Certification Bodies (CB) provide assurance that the organization has established and implemented a system for the management of the relevant scope (aspects of its activities, products and services) of the audit, in line with the organization’s policy and the requirements of the respective international management system standard and CBs provide value to these organizations, its customers and interested parties by assuring them. It has developed to fulfill the need to have an International Standard that could facilitate the recognition of bodies that is performing conformity assessments and the acceptance of their certifications on a national and international basis; making it easier to recognize management system certification in the interests of international business.
APPLICABLE TO: This accreditation is applicable to the CABs (Conformity Assessment Bodies) which are into Management System Certification i.e. ISO certifications.