This new collection contains the standards covering the main branches of conformity assessment activities, including products, services, management systems, personnel and organisations. Anyone dealing with conformity will benefit, no matter what industry they operate in. So if you work in a body performing conformity assessments such as laboratory testing, inspection or certification, this compilation has the standard for you.
Conformity assessment has long been an important factor of world trade. But as the world moves to a truly global economy, this discipline has taken on special significance by helping to reduce technical barriers to trade and prevent the emergence of new ones.
Showing that a product, service, or system meets certain requirements has a number of benefits:
- It provides consumers with added confidence
- It gives the company a competitive edge
- It helps regulators ensure that health, safety, or environmental conditions are met