Public Sector Assurance

Accreditation: Supporting the Needs of Global Regulators

Standards and accredited conformity assessment of certification, testing, calibration and inspection services provide an essential tool that can be used by the public sector to meet policy objectives.

Public Sector Assurance showcases how standards and accredited conformity assessment is used around the world by central government, local government and regulators to deliver positive benefit. It features case studies that illustrate the value of accreditation to government officials and regulators in delivering results in key policy areas. It also provides independent research and supporting information which demonstrates the tangible benefits of conformity assessment to the public sector.

The site also shows how global accreditation arrangements operated by ILAC and IAF underpin the international acceptance of traded products. These arrangements enable governments to regulate products in the knowledge that the market will have the means of meeting both voluntary and regulatory requirements in a transparent way.