The main objective of ILAC is to build confidence in the competences of the bodies that carry out and support these activities by concluding an international agreement between the members of the accreditation bodies on the basis of peer review and mutual acceptance. On October 6, 2010, bag was officially recognized for the ENERGY STAR program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From 30 December 2010, all ENERGY STAR partners will be required to have their products certified by an EPO(CB) approved certification body before qualifying them. Before applying for EPO recognition, the post certificate zert must be accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065. Similarly, the testing laboratory must first be accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 for the test methods prescribed by the ENERGY STAR product specifications before applying for EPO approval. In 1996, ILAC became a formal cooperation with a charter aimed at creating a network of mutual recognition agreements between accreditation bodies. This means that the accreditation of one of the EA-MLA members is considered as trusting as the accreditation of a signatory to the IAF or ILAC Mutual Agreement. Accreditation bodies that have signed the ILAC MRA have been assessed in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011 to demonstrate their competence. ILAC MRA Signatory Search provides an updated list of all ILAC MRA signatory accreditation bodies, including their contact details, the extent of their recognition and the initial date of signature of the ILAC MRA. This list of ILAC MRA signatories can be printed by clicking on the printer`s red button on the signatory search page.
The PDF version of the list of SIGNATORIES to ILAC MRA is also available for download. Note: In order to facilitate the recognition of accredited reports and certificates, the accreditation marks of members are indicated below. Please click below for the respective MRA entries. Notes for International Recognition of Accreditation ILAC MRA connects the existing Regional NAM/MLAs of the Reognized Regional Cooperation Bodies. For the purposes of ILAC MRA and on the basis of ILAC`s assessment and recognition of regional MAAs, ILAC delegates to its recognized regional cooperation bodies the authority to assess, monitor, reassess and make related decisions with respect to the signatory status of accreditation bodies that are full members of ILAC (ILAC signatories). Once accredited, a laboratory or inspection body is allowed to use exclusively the logo of the accreditation body that issued its accreditation. The accredited body may only refer to its accreditation after testing, calibration or inspection. In order to facilitate cross-border recognition, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has launched an internationally recognized mark called the ILAC mark.
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