Accreditation and Approval
A business regulated by the authorities
Certification is subject to supervision. Certification bodies are themselves audited by the relevant authorities and bodies, as part of the approval and accreditation process. In France, the French Accreditation Committee (Cofrac) is the designated body for the accreditation of certification bodies according to the ISO 17065 standard (applicable to product certifications only, formerly EN 45011), which requires independence, competence and impartiality. ECOCERT takes all the measures necessary to meet these requirements and ensure the reliability of its decisions.
Source: Ecocert – Certification body