NEPCon has become the first Certification Body to be accredited by Accreditation Services International (ASI) for SBP certification services.
ASI, the appointed accreditation body for the SBP certification system, has undertaken a thorough assessment of the processes and procedures in place at NEPCon and is satisfied that the accreditation requirements for the SBP certification system have been met.
The ASI accreditation process starts with a desk review of supporting documentation from the Certification Body, and is followed by an on-site head office assessment. The last stage is a witness assessment of a Certification Body audit. A recommendation decision is then submitted to the ASI Accreditation Committee, with the final accreditation decision taken by the ASI Managing Director.
Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer of SBP, commented: “The accreditation process introduces an important level of independent, third-party oversight, bringing SBP into line with other, well-recognised certification systems. I congratulate NEPCon on their achievement.”
Certification Bodies must become accredited by ASI if they wish to provide SBP certification services to their clients and prospective clients from 1 January 2018. The requirement applies to all Certification Bodies, including those that are currently SBP-approved.