Industry Position Statement-Accredited and Non-Accredited Certification such as ISO 9001.
Over 2.4 million organisations across the globe benefit from certification against management systems standards agreed and published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The most widely adopted of these is ISO 9001, the management systems requirements standard for quality, the latest version of which was published in 2015.
The UK government provides guidance and information on accreditation and conformity assessment including that;
“The UK government expects UK based conformity assessment bodies to: - be compliant with European legislation - seek accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)”
Furthermore, it “recommends UK businesses, government, and local authorities that need third party conformity assessment services to use services from conformity assessment bodies accredited by a national accreditation body.”
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