Mount Pocono, PA (PRWEB) October 13, 2015
UL Registrar LLC, a division of UL, is now permitted to Issue the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Body (ANAB) Mark and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mark on Accredited Certificates.
Throughout the world, certification/inspection bodies use an accreditation process to confirm the technical competence of auditors in performing specific types of assessments. Accreditation bodies use the ISO/IEC 17020 International Standard to assess factors relevant to an organization’s ability to produce consistent, reliable, and impartial inspection results. Inspection body accreditation helps ensure technical competence, qualification of personnel, sound internal practices, and a quality management system.
Globally, UL Registrar LLC is ANAB (formerly ACLASS*) accredited to the ISO/IEC 17020 International Standard through the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board for a variety of technical schemes or scopes, which highlights UL Registrar’s technical competence to perform inspections. The UL Registrar ANAB Accreditation credits the approved methods and procedures used to carry out UL’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certification Programs, which cover the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Dietary Supplement, Food, Infant Formula and Cosmetic/Personal Care industries.
As a result of the recent ILAC Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) extension that authorized ANAB-Accredited inspection bodies to use and issue the ILAC Mark, UL Registrar is now able to use the internationally recognized ILAC Mark as a result of the ANAB Inspection Body accreditation. Since UL Registrar LLC is ANAB accredited, UL is authorized to issue reports or certificates bearing the ANAB symbol indicating UL Registrar’s accreditation alongside UL’s own Mark - the UL Management System Certification Mark, and now the ILAC Mark. The ANAB Mark and ILAC Mark signify UL Registrar’s technical competence as an inspection body, while the UL Management System Certification Mark highlights UL’s technical expertise in consumer and product safety.
Upon successful completion of an Accredited UL GMP Certification Assessment/Inspection, a customer will now receive the ANAB Mark and the ILAC Mark alongside of the UL Management System Certification Mark on their UL Certificate of Conformance. A certified client may advertise their UL Accredited GMP Certification using the UL Management System Certification Badge.
For more information on the UL ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation or on joining a UL Good Manufacturing Practices certification program, contact UL at ULRinfo(at)ul(dot)com or visit UL.com/Management-Systems.
About UL Registrar LLC
UL Registrar LLC is a division of UL LLC. UL Registrar’s mission is to be the global leader in advancing sustainable audit and certification services within supply chains, worldwide. UL Registrar provides independent, third-party manufacturing/process assessments against a defined standard that aims to minimize supply chain risk, help protect brand value, and promote consumer and product safety. For more information on UL Registrar’s services, contact UL at ULRinfo(at)ul(dot)com or visit http://industries.ul.com/Management-Systems.
*ACLASS has been re-branded as ANAB and the ACLASS Mark will eventually cease to exist after a transition period. ANAB (formerly ACLASS) is a brand of ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services to public- and private-sector organizations under the ACLASS, ANAB, and FQS brands. The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is jointly owned by the American National Standards Institute and the American Society for Quality. Visit ANAB at http://www.anab.org for more information.
About ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation)
ILAC is the peak international authority on laboratory and inspection accreditation, with a membership consisting of accreditation bodies and stakeholder organizations throughout the world. Visit ILAC at http://www.ilac.org for more information.