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AFNOR Certification is the leading systems, services, products and competencies certification and assessment body in France and one of thetop-ranking leaders worldwide. AFNOR Certification solutions comprehensively cover your business needs: from performance assessment through to creating broader market awareness and recognition of the quality of your organization, products and/or services and competencies mastered by the people in your teams.

 


We can also help spread the word on your stringent compliance with national, European or international regulatory requirements. AFNOR Certification handles a portfolio spanning over 500 products, making it one of the most comprehensive market offers out there. Our product range runs from AFAQ and NF marks to Ecolabels and on to the CE mark…

 

System certification solutions

AFNOR Certification has sought to better adapt our solutions to customer needs by making it possible to embark on certification initiatives combining several benchmark reference systems. AFNOR Certification offers the 4 one-stop system certification solutions: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ILO-OSH 2001.

 

We also offer sector-specific certification programmes, including for the automotive industry (ISO/TS 16949), the food and farming industry (ISO 22000), the IT industry (ISO 20000-1) or the aerospace industry. In all, the AFNOR Certification systems certification offer is underpinned by a total of over 50 benchmark references.

 

Product certification solutions

Product certification revolves mainly around the NF mark, targeting household appliances, consumer goods, electrical appliances, safety equipment, industrial products, buildings, 'green' goods... and the list goes on, covering hundreds of thousands of individual products, all certified NF-compliant.

 

AFNOR Certification's product certifications package also features the Keymark, designed to attest product conformity to European standards, and Ecolabels, which flag environmentally-friendly products. The range also extends to the NF Validation mark which certifies commercially-available microbiological test kits widely used in the food business and by water industry professionals.

 

Service certification solutions

The aim of "Service commitment certification" is to guarantee that a business or service organization complies with the service commitments pledged to customers or consumers, thereby fostering greater end-user trust and confidence. Service certification meets user needs by offering solid guarantees on service-delivery quality and reliability.

AFNOR Certification has crafted this range to offer:

 
  • Custom-tailored certification,designed for businesses seeking to develop their own service benchmark geared to their needs and in step with the expectations of their customer base,
  • Groupwide certification services,designed specifically for professions seeking to create and showcase added-value.
    Trade professionals create a reference benchmark as a means of generating recognition for their skilled expertise.

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Certified statement of regulatory conformity

The CE mark is compulsory in Europe for any product targeted under one or more EU Directives. It indicates that the CE-labelled product meets all the essential requirements on safety, public health and consumer protection laws.

 

CE-marked products are free to trade throughout the European single market. AFNOR Certification has been given notification on four directives: Construction products, Personal protective equipment, Lifts, and Pressure equipment.

 

Personnel certification solutions

Personnel certification provides evidence that a person is able to implement knowledge and/or specific know-how, and in some cases, personal suitability. It is delivered valid for a predefined timespan, and action has to be led on a regular basis to ensure that the certified competencies are maintained and improved. AFNOR Certification certifies competencies under two major marking schemes: ICA and AFNOR personnelcertification.

 

ICA certification is dedicated to audit specialists and designed to validate competency for quality, safety, environmental, food safety etc. management system auditors. AFNOR personnel certification is a mark designed for a broader target audience. It certifies a wide range of skillsets: building auditors, quality managers, environmental management leaders, insurance investigators, elevator inspectors, professional coaches...

 

Assessment

AFNOR Certification draws on unparalleled expertise in the audit sector to offer businesses an assessment services package. The assessment services enable businesses to deploy simple yet well-geared tools for continually assessing process performance quality. AFAQ 26000 assessments cover the complete business management system end-to-end, targeting the company's ability to efficiently deploy their vision and sustainable development objectives.

 

In addition to quality, safety and environment management certifications, AFNOR Certification has also engineered a performance assessment solution. This assessment solution enables AFNOR Certification to issue customers with a scheduled assessment as groundwork to a full-blown certification audit. This solution involves a snapshot taken at time T to assess the management system in terms of all-round conformity or level of maturity.

All AFNOR Certification assessments factor in the customer's values, corporate culture, core activities and business objectives.

 

Labels

Customers see labels as a visible sign of recognition delivered to any organization able to prove outstanding performance in a given sphere. The label can be issued once the organization is able to targetedly meet every point in a stringent set of specifications and win the approval of an independent multipartite commission sitting experts together with the stakeholders.

 

The Label Egalité® is awarded to organizations demonstrating unwavering commitment to workplace equality policy and with a track record showing significant improvement.

 

The Label Diversité® attests to sustained commitment from organizations on anti-discrimination, equal opportunities and the promotion of cultural diversity through human resources management policy.

 

Creating tailor-made baseline standards

Certification engineering to devise new concepts for certification and assessment systems. Constantly in touch with market needs, AFNOR Certification architects new frameworks and benchmarks the baseline standards needed to account for managerial and technological evolutions in our customers' organizations.

 

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AFNOR Certification draws on unparalleled expertise in the audit sector to offer businesses an assessment services package. The assessment services enable businesses to deploy simple yet well-geared tools for continually assessing process performance quality. AFAQ 1000 NR assessments cover the complete business management system end-to-end, targeting the company's ability to efficiently deploy their vision and sustainable development objectives.

 

In addition to quality, safety and environment management certifications, AFNOR Certification has also engineered a performance assessment solution. This assessment solution enables AFNOR Certification to issue customers with a scheduled assessment as groundwork to a full-blown certification audit. This solution involves a snapshot taken at time T to assess the management system in terms of all-round conformity or level of maturity.

All AFNOR Certification assessments factor in the customer's values, corporate culture, core activities and business objectives.

 
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