«The value of conformity assessment activities depends to a large extent on the credibility of the Organisms that carry them out and on the confidence that the market and the Society in general have in them.
To achieve this trust and credibility, it is necessary to establish an independent, rigorous and comprehensive mechanism that guarantees the technical competence of these organizations and their compliance with international standards. And that’s exactly what accreditation consists of. »

The UNE-EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 standard establishes the general requirements for the competence in carrying out tests.

«If the testing laboratories meet the requirements of this International Standard, they shall act under a quality management system for their testing activities that shall also comply with the principles of ISO 9001″
(UNE-EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2005).