Press release - 20 November 2008
BSI Management Systems, one of the world’s leading certification bodies, and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the national accreditation body of the USA, have signed an agreement under which ANAB will provide accreditation services to BSI around the world. It is proposed that BSI should be accredited for all major products, for all scopes, in all countries in which BSI has operations.
Flemming Norklit, Managing Director of BSI Management Systems, said, “Our clients are increasingly seeking accredited certificates for several different product areas (eg quality, environment, business continuity, information security and so on) that span international boundaries and cover complete businesses. ANAB is a thought leader in international accreditation. It has demonstrated to us that it can provide a truly global service and it has practical means for working with other accreditation bodies, around the world to provide both local and global accreditation. For the time being there will be no change to BSI’s local accreditation arrangements but this will be reviewed in the longer term, as markets develop and as the ANAB brand grows internationally. BSI remains committed to providing accredited certification and to offering the appropriate accreditation to meet the market demand.”
Randy Dougherty, ANAB Vice President, said, “ANAB is pleased to have secured a major registrar such as BSI as a client for global accreditation. ANAB believes that the work it has done in establishing international co-operation within the IAF and with other accreditation bodies puts it in a strong position to be able to deliver a global service to BSI in cooperation with local accreditation bodies.”
BSI achieved ANAB accreditation globally, for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, on 30 September 2008.
About BSI Group
BSI Group are a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world’s first national standards body, the Group has over 2,300 staff operating in over 120 countries through more than 50 global offices. The Group’s key offerings are:
- The development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information
- Second and third-party management systems assessment and certification
- Product testing and certification of services and products
- Performance management software solutions
- Training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.
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