What is a key component to manufacturing consistency? It rests with having a harmonized set of standards that have been publicly developed, scrutinized by experts, and established through consensus. Once publicly accredited standards are developed, the industry looks to highly qualified Certification Bodies (CBs) to assess the conformance of manufacturers. These assessments help to:
- keep consumers safe
- verify compliance to standards
- sustain best practices
We at the GRMA partnered with our members and the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to develop a rigorous vetting, authorization, and approval process for CBs. Our program ensures that the CB consistently achieves our requirements and that their certifications can be trusted.
When it comes to selecting a CB through the GRMA, you have two main options:
- A fully approved and accredited CB. This is reserved for the fully qualified CBs who have successfully achieved the requirements within the GRMA’s certification program and may issue the GRMA’s conformity mark to qualifying manufacturers.
- An authorized CB in the process of becoming accredited. These CBs are actively working to become fully approved to the GRMA’s certification program and are authorized to perform GRMA audits.