Accreditation: Delivering Certified Confidence

Organisations have long understood the many potential business benefits of holding certification to an international management system such as the widely recognised ISO 9001 quality, ISO 14001 environmental and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standards.

More than being a certificate to hang on the wall, certification is a powerful business tool, providing a degree of certainty in uncertain times.  Externally, certification offers the potential to lower barriers to trade by opening doors to previously closed marketplaces, meeting and exceeding customer tender requirements and providing market differentiation.  Internally, it can be used to help streamline processes, improve efficiency, mitigate business risk, manage growth and drive continual improvement.


Whilst it is not mandatory for certification bodies to be accredited by an NAB, those that are accredited are able to demonstrate that they have been rigorously assessed by an independent authority against internationally recognised standards.  Non-accredited certification bodies are not subject to this independent scrutiny.

Source: UKAS