The Mauritius Accreditation
MAURITAS is the sole national accreditation body
and has been established under the Mauritius Accreditation Service Act
1998 as a department within the Ministry responsible for the subject of
Industrial Development to provide a national, unified service for the
accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories, inspection bodies
and certification bodies.
MAURITAS is responsible for the accreditation of:
• Certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17021-1 - Conformity assessment
-- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management
• Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 - General
requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
• Medical laboratories to ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories -- Particular
requirements for quality and competence
• Inspection bodies to ISO/IEC 17020 - Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.
MAURITAS certificates are a formal recognition
that an organization is technically competent to perform specific tasks.
BY ILAC MRA and IAF MLA
MAURITAS was admitted as a signatory member to the ILAC MRA and the
IAF MLA on 04 October 2018 and 17 October 2018 respectively. Further
to the 2018 Joint IAF-ILAC Annual Meetings on 22-31 October, the certificates
of recognition were presented to the Director of MAURITAS on 30 October
The IAF MLA scope of MAURITAS has been extended to include the
Sub-scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-scope: Level 5: ISO 22000 for
Food Safety Management System since 05 November 2020.
09th June marks the celebration
of the World Accreditation Day.
The theme for the year 2021 is: Accreditation –
Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
The SDGs are at the core of the United Nations'
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; it is an ambitious action
plan, regrouping 17 SDGs to be implemented by developed and developing
countries, in a global partnership, in order to improve health
and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth while
tackling climate change.
Click on the respective link on the icons to
access the joint statement issued by IAF and ILAC Chairs, the
brochure and webinars
ILAC/IAF Mutual Recognition Arrangement
• Achieving International Recognition
• To provide a national, impartial and transparent
mechanism for the accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection
• To achieve international recognition by becoming signatory to
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition
Arrangements (ILAC MRA) and International Accreditation Forum Multilateral
Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA).
Our Performance Indicators for 2021 - 2022
||To maintain the number of assessments to be carried out
||To have Technical Assessors / Experts participating in conclaves
||At least 31
||Number of new accreditation granted
||At least 5
||To ensure that assessments are being carried out within the scheduled
||Within 1 month from scheduled dates
||To ensure that Accreditation Reports are being prepared within scheduled
||Within 1.5 months from clearance of all non-conformities raised
||To ensure Accreditation Reports are submitted to the Accreditation
Committee for decision making
||Within 1 month from signature of reports by Assessment Team
||To ensure internal audits are carried out as scheduled in Internal
||Within 15 days from scheduled months