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ACCREDITATION OF CERTIFICATION BODIES

Introduction

MAURITAS accredits third party certification bodies against the International standards ISO/IEC 17021; Conformity assessment- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. MAURITAS provides accreditation programme to certification bodies that certify management systems.

Accredited certification bodies may issue certificates for a quality system (ISO 9001), an environmental management system (ISO 14001) or other management systems with specific criteria.

Accreditation provides the companies with assurance that their management systems have been audited in line with international practice and that their ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates will be recognized by their customers.


Accreditation Programmes

Accreditation Programmes are currently available for the following activities:
• Certification of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001)
• Certification of Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001)
• Certification of Food Safety Management Systems based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
• Certification of Information Security Management Systems (ISO 27001)