As a public sector organisation, this site will help you learn about the benefits of using accredited conformity assessment.

Quality infrastructure is required for the effective operation of domestic markets, and its international recognition is important to facilitate access to foreign markets. It relies on metrology, standardization, accreditation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance.

This site has been developed by the global quality infrastructure partners (INetQI) represented by the BIPM, IAF, IEC, ILAC, ISO, ITC, ITU, OIML, UNECE, World Bank Group, WTO and UNIDO to demonstrate how the quality infrastructure supports policy objectives.

We are always seeking examples to post on this website. If you have a great case study or research paper, please submit it to here.

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    Accreditation: Supporting the Provision of Clean Water in Jordan

      Summary Access to safe drinking water in Jordan is increasing over time, as the country works towards providing clean water to all Jordanian citizens. Jordan Accreditation System – Accreditation Unit (JAS-AU) accredits regulatory water and wastewater authorities testing labs in Jordan to support the provision of clean water by confirming that information used in […]


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    Accreditation for the Efficient use of Water

    Background At present, the extraction of national waters in the country faces a principal-agent problem caused by information asymmetries relating to the actual amount of water extracted by users. This situation leads to inefficiency in the use of water and, at times, to the under-declaration of volumes to the Mexican authorities. The national water program […]


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    Accredited certification in Italy promoting accessibility in tourism and sports

    Summary Ensuring that all users have access to tourist services, establishments, and sports facilities while preserving their autonomy and safety is an objective of sustainable social development. Accreditation can help achieve this goal. Background Promoting and facilitating accessibility for disabled people, who currently exceed 5% of the Italian population, is of fundamental importance for the […]


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    Swedish Regulator rewards sites with BRCGS Certification

    The Swedish Food Agency, Livsmedelsverket, is the competent authority responsible for the supervision and enforcement of food safety regulations. It works to ensure that food produced, sold and served in Sweden is safe and authentic. The Agency has introduced a new risk classification model for assessing how much public control a company in the food […]


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    Digital accredited certification verification service builds confidence in global trade

    Summary UKAS CertCheck digitally verifies the authenticity of United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited management systems certification.  This free to use service enhances the supply chain management process and helps lower technical barriers to trade, both nationally and internationally. CertCheck offers those holding accredited certification a more convenient way to prove their credentials to a […]


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    Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme (WEPLS) by the National Water Services Commission (SPAN)

    Summary The main purpose of the Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme (WEPLS) is to encourage suppliers to develop and market water efficient products as part of water conservation measures, as well as to raise public awareness on the availability of water efficient products. Participation in WEPLS by the suppliers is on a voluntary basis at […]


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    Energy efficiency programme by the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga)

    Summary The Malaysian Electricity Regulations 1994 (Amendment 2013) enable the Energy Commission to regulate electrical appliances according to their energy performance. Such appliances must meet the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and the efficiency ratings as prescribed in the Regulations. Test data on included appliances must come from third-party laboratories accredited by the Department of […]


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    The ENAC accreditation mark enables SGS Tecnos’ clients to export products to Australia

    Summary Certification granted by an Entidad Nacional de Acreditación (ENAC)-accredited certification body has enabled a European manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters to export its products to Australia, since in accordance with mutual recognition agreements (MRAs/MLAs), a certificate issued by an ENAC-accredited organisation is considered valid in more than 100 countries around the world.   Background A […]


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    ENAC-accredited certification facilitates products’ exportation in the Middle East

    Summary Certificates issued by Tecnalia Certificación and LGAI Technological Center (APPLUS), two certification bodies accredited by Entidad Nacional de Acreditación (ENAC), the Spanish accreditation body, allow their clients to access some Middle East markets. Specifically, the certificates cover two schemes developed to comply with the requirements of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar related to […]


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    The CACES system: when accreditation helps to reduce the risk of accidents at work

    Summary In France, the responsibility for assessing operators to use work equipment lies with the company manager, who can consult the results obtained by the employee in the certificat d’aptitude à la conduite en sécurité (CACES) test – a certificate of ability to drive safely – for the appropriate category of equipment. Only a testing […]


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