The accreditation of product, process, and service certification bodies is carried out according to the requirements set out in ISO/IEC 17065. This allows the bodies to perform their activities ensuring confidence in their competence, consistent operation and impartiality during the certification of products, processes, and services that will reach the final consumers. If you would like to have the seal of confidence of ONAC accreditation, to provide this certification service, go to the section Accredit yourself with ONAC on this same page.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for an organization that certifies the products, processes and/or services of your company or organization with the highest quality standards and with the support of ONAC accreditation, at the top of this section or in our Official Directory of Accredited Bodies (DOA) you can consult the list of accredited certification bodies in this scheme.
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The certification of products, processes, or services involves multiple evaluation activities such as inspection of manufacturing processes, testing of samples taken by the certifier, and sometimes auditing of the quality system, depending on the product to be certified and the normative document to be certified.
With the accreditation granted, product, process, and service certification bodies can provide their clients with a declaration of compliance with the evaluated requirements, according to their needs, by means of seals, certificates or marks of conformity.
Under this scheme, organizations that certify or want to certify all types of manufactured products can be accredited, for example: metallic materials, household appliances, construction materials, electrical material, automotive products, food products, forestry products, handicraft products, textiles and in general all products susceptible of complying with a quality standard.
On the other hand, services or processes can currently be certified under the accreditation granted in this scheme, for example: training services, tourism services such as accommodation and restaurants, manufacturing and installation processes or systems, among others.
Finally, accreditation is also available for those interested in pursuing certification of sustainability-focused schemes, such as the certification of forest products under the PEFC Chain of Custody Scheme and the Global G.A.P. Certification, which is oriented to the promotion of good agricultural practices, focusing on three areas of production: crops, animal production and aquaculture,
From ONAC we contribute to the strengthening of quality and the economic reactivation of the country, through the development of new accreditation services in Certification of Products, Processes, and Services.
The Global G.A.P. Certification is oriented to the promotion of good agricultural practices and, as mentioned at the beginning of this section, it is focused on three production areas: Crops, Animal Production and, Aquaculture, structured under 16 standards. The scope of GLOBAL G.A.P. certification includes food safety, traceability, environment, animal wellbeing, health, safety and wellbeing of workers; as well as integrated crop management, integrated pest management and quality management systems.
Certification of forest-based products under the PEFC Chain of Custody Scheme. This certification verifies that forest products are sustainably managed throughout their value chain. It is the step after forest certification of a forest and is a necessary procedure to ensure the use of legal and sustainable raw materials.
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