When evaluating Chinese ISO certificates it is important to consider which certification body issued the document.
It is a requirement in Mainland China that Chinese ISO certification bodies are accredited by CNAS (China National Accreditation Service), but with the rise of China and the development of its quality assurance market, more and more Chinese certification bodies are seeking international recognition too.
This article identifies 20 Chinese ISO certification bodies that have taken the bold step of becoming accredited by an international accreditation body, and in the process providing a greater level of assurance for their customers and their stakeholders.
Although accreditation by CNAS is an important step for Chinese certification bodies to demonstrate their capability to perform Chinese ISO certifications, some buyers may have concerns regarding the stringency of their checks and question the value of certificates issued by Chinese certification bodies holding only CNAS accreditation.
Accreditation is a more developed industry in Western countries and some experienced international accreditation bodies will have stricter requirements and a more thorough vetting process for the certification bodies they accredit.
We believe that the Chinese ISO certification bodies that have succeeded in meeting the requirements of these international accreditation organisations can provide a higher degree of trust with regards to the certificates they issue.
When compiling this list we evaluated the Chinese ISO certification bodies that are accredited for the following 7 standards:
We identified 4 main international accreditation bodies that Chinese certification companies have registered with:
The below table identifies twenty Chinese ISO certification bodies, the standards they are accredited to, and the international organisations they are accredited by.
|Chinese Certification Body||ISO 9001||ISO 14001||OHSAS 18001||ISO 22000||ISO/IEC 27001||ISO 13485||ISO/TS 16949|
|Beijing Daluhangxing Quality Certification Center||JAS-ANZ||JAS-ANZ||JAS-ANZ||JAS-ANZ|
|Beijing New Century Inspection & Certification Co Ltd||UKAS & ANAB||ANAB||ANAB||UKAS|
|China Certification Center||UKAS||UKAS||UKAS||UKAS|
|World Standards For Certification Center||JAS-ANZ||JAS-ANZ||JAS-ANZ|
|Beijing East Allreach Certification Center||ANAB||ANAB|
|Beijing United Intelligence Certification||UKAS||UKAS|
|Beijing Zhongdahuayuan Certification Center||ANAB||ANAB|
|Ever Win Quality Certification Center||ANAB||ANAB|
|Hangzhou WIT Assessment||ANAB||ANAB|
|Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency||UKAS||UKAS|
|Shanghai Audit Center of Quality Systems||ANAB||ANAB|
|Shanghai Ingeer Certification Assessment (ICAS)||UKAS||UKAS|
|Shanghai Noa Test & Certification||ANAB||ANAB|
|China Jiuding Automotive Supplier Certifications Co., Ltd||IATF|
|China Classification Society Certification (CCSC)||UKAS|
|Universal Certification Centre||UKAS|
|Zhejiang Gainshine Assessment||UKAS|
|Zhongjian Certification||UKAS & ANAB|
Increasingly Chinese ISO certification bodies are wishing to expand their operations beyond the borders of China and take on work in other parts of the world, and I have seen this first hand whilst visiting a factory in Thailand where they held an ISO 9001 certificate issued by a Beijing certification body.
Evaluating the value of an ISO certificate can be a difficult process but it is important to understand which organisation issued the document and who they are accredited with.
The 20 Chinese ISO certification companies identified in this article have been accredited by widely-recognised accreditation bodies and this provides a good level of reassurance of the value of the certificates they issue.
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