Certification procedures

Control Union Certifications aims to provide assurance and confidence to all interested parties that a product, process, service or organisation that it certified fulfils the requirements of the relevant inspection or certification standard. It’s for that reason that the certification process is laid down in procedures, which describes the entire process, from application to certificate issuance and who is qualified to conduct such activities.

Control Union Certifications procedures are based on the principles of objectivity and integrity. These procedures are  discussed  in our Advisory Council, which is made up of representatives from our main fields of operation, such as forestry, food production and processing, energy, trade, transport and consumers. 

The council is an independent body, advising the management of Control Union Certifications on development of policies and principles relating to impartiality , confidence in certification, including openness and public perception. 

Control Union Certifications is accredited by several local and international accreditation organisations, such as the Dutch board of accreditation (RVA) and the Accreditation Services International (ASI).