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What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a system by which the accreditation body checks and verifies that a company meets its obligations when carrying out its processes. It is an approval of the technical competences of laboratories and companies.
DANAK is the national accreditation body in Denmark appointed by The Danish Safety Technology Authority, under the Ministry of Business and Growth Denmark. As the national accreditation body DANAK is responsible for accreditation of laboratories and companies.
DANAK is cooperating with a number of international organisations to ensure that Danish regulations and demands in the areas of accreditation and metrology are at an international level and recognised globally. In the international cooperation for accreditation (EA) (IAF) (ILAC) the purpose is a harmonised interpretation and application of the international standards for accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies, and global recognition of accredited reports and certificates.
Read more about DANAK and accreditation on the DANAK portal.
EA, European co-operation for Accreditation, is a non profit association which was set up in November 1997 and registered as an association in the Netherlands in June 2000 and revised in November 2010.
EA is the European network of nationally recognised accreditation bodies located in the European geographical area.
The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.
ILAC – the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – is an international cooperation of laboratory and inspection accreditation bodies formed more than 30 years ago to help remove technical barriers to trade.