It is an attestation or certification by the national accreditation body certifying that a conformity assessment body satisfies the criteria established by harmonised standards and, where appropriate, any other supplementary requirements including those defined in the relevant sector programmes, for conducting specific conformity assessment activities” (REG. (EC) N° 765/2008).
Only testing laboratories and accredited certification and inspection bodies are qualified to supply to the market reliable, credible and internationally recognised certifications of conformity. In Italy ACCREDIA, applying the most rigorous standards, evaluates their competence, and their behaviour and performance is continuously and carefully monitored.
ACCREDIA is also a signatory to international agreements of mutual recognition and it is member of ILAC – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, the world association of ABs accrediting inspection bodies, and testing and calibration laboratories.
From December 2010 Crop Protection Technology Laboratory is accredited ACCREDIA for some tests on sprayers (and components) according to ISO/IEC 17025 (Accreditation n. 1146L).
Actually tests accredited are: