Accreditation and International Cooperation
The Quality and Certification Branch at the Standards Institution of Israel operates pursuant to ISO 17021: Requirements for Certification Bodies and certifies for some 30 different management systems.
The Quality and Certification Branch has accreditation from some of the world's top bodies:
RVA -Dutch Accreditation Council :
A Netherlands-based international certification body that grants the following accreditations:
ISO 9001: Quality management/ ISO 14001: Environmental management/ ISO 13485: Medical device quality systems
ANAB - ANSI National Accreditation Board :
A US-based Accreditation body that grants the following accreditations:
AS9100: Aerospace quality management/AS91200: Achievement standard/ ISO9001: Quality management/ ISO/IEC 27001: Information security Management Systems / ISO 50001: Energy management systems/ ISO 22000: Food safety management systems
IQNET - Association - The International Certification Network :
The Quality and Certification Branch at the Standards Institution of Israel serves as the exclusive representative in Israel of IQNet, the world's largest certification body, with 36 members and branches in 200 countries. IQNet members are responsible for about 30% of all certifications worldwide – about 400,000. They have reciprocal recognition agreements, so that certifications by the Quality and Certification Branch are recognized in the countries where IQNet members operate, which facilitates organizations' business activity. Furthermore, IQNet has a number of certification products that the Standards Institution of Israel represents exclusively, such as SR10: Social Responsibility Management Systems. IQNet is the certification body for a number of standards, including
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), and the Social Accountability International Standard SA8000.
The Standards Institution of Israel cooperates with various certification bodies in the world, serving as the operational arm for audits for them in Israel; i.e. an audit by auditors certified by the Quality and Certification Branch in Hebrew, and the relevant certification body issues the certification. This alternative makes it possible for easily available audits in Hebrew for customers who require certification that the branch does not offer, or which are part of a foreign company that is certified by a non-Israeli body.
Organizations with which the Standards Institution of Israel cooperates including NQA (US) for telecommunications, EAGLE Certification Group (US) for the automotive industry, MDC – Medical Devices Certification GmbH (Germany) and Norges Elektriske Materiellkontroll (NEMKO) (Norway) for medical devices.