ISO/IEC 17021:2018 Accreditation is intended for the benefit of certification bodies and accreditation bodies. Certification of management systems is a third-party conformity assessment activity and bodies performing this activity are therefore third-party conformity assessment bodies.
ISO 17021: 2018 accreditation gives recognition to the competence of certifying bodies for carrying out their activities. ISO 17021 Accreditation allows a certifying body to demonstrate its integrity, reliability, and technical competence as well as compliance with internationally recognized good practices.
ISO 17021: 2018 accreditation promotes confidence in the bodies performing certifying. ISO 17021 accreditation covers all the activities of certifying bodies and used for the determination of their conformity with requirements.