Due to the number of requests we have received over the years for a “Certificate of Compliance”, ACS has begun offering this certificate with each compliance testing project performed in our lab and under our scope of accreditation. This certificate includes ACS’ ISO 17025 accreditation logo as well as the logo from the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), an organization for all accrediting bodies throughout the world. ILAC’s logo increases the credibility of your compliance file to global compliance partners and customs agents. The certificate contains all pertinent information relating to the product tested, directives and product standards applied, and includes references to ACS test report numbers.
The benefits of this Certificate of Compliance are significant.
• The Certificate provides greater clarity and guidance for a manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity.
• The Certificate is a document that provides global credibility for the export for your product.
• The Certificate allows for much better traceability for ACS’ notification of specific standards changes
that affect your product.
And, as alluded to above, the certificate and its corresponding number also gives ACS the vehicle necessary to take on the task of tracking the life of the product tested, what standards it was tested to and inform the client of changes to the standards used in testing. This will ease your effort of keeping the product on the market legally and up to date. If you have any questions about how the new ACS Certificate of Compliance can best be used, please do not hesitate to contact your ACS representative.