Making global trade easier with accreditations and conformity assessments and building trust.
Companies involved in global trade must build trust and transparency into every part of their supply chains. Beyond consumer expectations, an increase in legislation demands complex navigation of applicable guidelines and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance for international trade. The environmental, social & ethical footprint of products and services when accredited adds value for demonstrating the best practices to the stakeholders.
Not long ago, manufacturers had to go through a cumbersome process of getting their product approved for every given country they wanted access to. The processes were different and so were the technical requirements. Thanks to the pressure from the industry on global trade and efforts within international standardization, manufacturers can now reduce their costs by testing and certifying their product once for a relatively large market and get acceptance in many countries.
Let’s find out how accreditation adds value to independent assurance in specific industries:
In the Medical Device Industry:The production of medical devices is involved in a strictly regulated business. In almost all countries, and for most medical and diagnostic products, there are standards to which manufacturers need to demonstrate compliance. Regulators and government bodies mandates 3rd party inspection compliance as per applicable standards for products/services which they approve. Accreditation assures technical competence of the notified bodies. Regulators rely on accreditation and prescribe manufacturers to Third-Party Accredited Conformity Assessments.
In Transportation Industry:Organizations in the aerospace/defense, automotive and railway industries must provide, and continually improve, safe and reliable products and services that meet or exceed customer and applicable legal requirements. Inspection of components involves the examination of a product design, product, process, or installation and determination of its conformity with specific requirements or based on professional judgment, with general requirements. Regulators and government bodies (DGAQA, DGCA, RDSO) ensure compliance as per applicable standards/regulations for products/services which they approve.
Construction and Hazardous Area Equipment:UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking allows the UK to have control over its goods regulations, maintaining the high product safety standards expected in the UK. The UKCA marking replaces the product safety labelling the UK previously used while a member of the EU, such as the CE mark. The UKCA marking covers most categories of goods which previously required CE marking of products. In European Union, CE marking of Industrial products is mandatory to export
Impact Assessment and Circularity:Many companies and organizations set out important innovations that remove greenhouse gas (GHG) from the atmosphere or decarbonize the traditional business with improvements helping to reach the EU targets in GHG avoidance. The European Union has a program that funds these innovation projects through the EU Innovation Fund. Assurance providers accredited by the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2067, or standards ISO 14065, ISO 14064-2 or ISO 14064-3 are considered qualified to perform the verification/validation. DNV is accredited by the most reputable environmental, social and ethical auditing schemes. Moreover, we are recognized by some of the most prominent brands to conduct social auditing according to customers’ Code of Conduct.
- DNV Business Assurance India Pvt. Ltd. is ISO/ IEC 17020: 2012 accredited by NABCB as Type A Inspection Body for Medical Devices under IAF 19c.
- Accredited Inspection Body by NABCB under ISO/ IEC 17020: 2012 for aerospace, automotive & railways under IAF 21 & 22 respectively.
- DNV is approved by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) as an Inspection Body for GSE/ GHE, TTGE (Tools Testers & Ground Equipment) and Non-Critical Aviation Services.
- DNV Supply chain and Product assurance business is in a process for ISO 17065 accreditation for railway assurance services and ISO 14065, ISO 17029 accreditation for Verification and validation of voluntary carbon markets