BSI gains swift accreditation by ANAB to ISO/IEC 17021:2011

Press release - 2nd March 2012

(USA, Reston, VA and UK, London) March 2, 2012 - BSI Group (BSI), the world’s leading registrar and provider of risk-based solutions designed to protect brand and reputation, is one of the first certification bodies (CBs) to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17021:2011.

Under accreditation Rule 41 ANAB has informed CBs of the requirement to transition from ISO/IEC 17021:2006 to ISO/IEC 17021:2011 on or before January 31, 2013.

One of the key requirements for an Aviation, Space and Defense (ASD) Quality Management System Certification Program under AS9104-1 is that the CB has to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17021:2011. BSI has already made this transition, which can be found on ANAB’s website. BSI is the largest CB to have received this accreditation, to-date.

ANAB assesses and accredits CBs that demonstrate competence to audit and certify organizations to management system standards. BSI are the standards experts that help businesses make excellence a habit.

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.