The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) offers internationally recognized accreditation programs for management system certification bodies.
Accreditation by SCC demonstrates that an organization has met the international standard for management system certification bodies and is able to competently assess and certify management systems.
Scope of Accreditation
A certification body’s scope of accreditation indicates which management systems it is accredited to assess and certify:
- Quality management systems
- Energy management systems
- Environmental management systems (including a sector program for forestry)
- Food safety management systems
- Occupational health and safety management systems
- Management systems for manufacturers of medical devices (CMDCAS-recognized)
Certification bodies seeking to offer sector-specific programs must first be accredited as a certification body for quality or environmental management systems, as applicable.
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, certification bodies are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps certification bodies deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
In the following video, Guillaume Gignac, Global Vice President of Technical Management & Quality and Business Assurance at Intertek, talks about the importance of accreditation, and how it is vital to Intertek’s management systems certification business.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights applicable criteria and procedures for management systems certification bodies.
For more information
For more information, please contact SCC Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.