ICGA is an internationally recognized accreditation board member. In the year 2001 ICGA (International Center for Global Accreditation) was formed to accredit a range of non-governmental certifying bodies that assess products, personnel and management systems. ICGA is among one of the leading international accreditation bodies in the world, respected for its integrity, practicality and impartiality.
Third-party accreditation provided by ICGA is recognized around the world as the highest and most trustworthy type of certification or inspection body can obtain.
With such accreditation you automatically send a indication to your clients that they can be confident in what you do. This is increasingly important in a market that is growing quickly in size and complexity in a market where many bodies operating without any such credentials.
ICGA accreditation gives you the capability to:
- Highlight your competence
- Demonstrate your independence
- Increase likelihood of smooth access to overseas markets (through our formal arrangements with international accreditation organisations)
- Build confidence in your ability through benchmarking performance against other accredited bodies.
Once accredited, certification bodies or inspection bodies are able to use the ICGA symbol as a visual indicator for their work as a sign of assurance.
Understanding the seriousness of granting accreditation ICGA will withdraw the accreditation for lack of performance. This is part of our assurance guarantee. We think very carefully about granting accreditation and take our responsibility for this seriously. So when an organisation, product or person is not delivering we take appropriate action. This enables us to maintain the integrity of the accreditation system as a whole.
ICGA function as a center and depend on our strong, external relationships with all the countries to enhance our services. This involves working closely with the large number of other organisations operating in the certification and inspection sphere all across the world.
This includes the national and international laws related to product conformance, scheme owners, international accreditation organisations, as well as standards and conformance technical bodies. Through these relationships, we work closely with standards writers, laboratory accreditation bodies and legal metrology institutes to promote the value of infrastructure services and to deliver services.
ICGA recognize the value of collaboration as essential to achieving goals of:
- Integrity and confidence.
- Trade support.
- International acceptance.