ARCO Association Management AG and some general licensees are accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, “Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services”.

ISO/IEC 17065

The overall aim of certification is to give confidence that the product will fulfil specified requirements. Therefore, the value of certification is the degree of confidence and trust that is established. This international standard specifies requirements, the observance of which is intended to ensure that organizations operate certification schemes in a competent, consistent and impartial manner.
It covers:

  • Legal and contractual matters
  • Management of impartiality
  • Liability and financing
  • Non-discriminatory conditions
  • Structural requirements

Testing institutes are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”, referring to the test methods prescribed by QUALANOD in the field of the testing institute’s activities.

ISO/IEC 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.