ACCREDITATION MARKS

Companies accredited by DANAK shall use the DANAK accreditation mark on the accredited reports and certificates issued to customers. The rules on the use of the DANAK accreditation mark can be read in executive order 913, chapter 4, and accreditation regulation 2 (AB 2) on DANAKs accreditation mark and reference to accreditation.

The DANAK accreditation mark consists of "crown + DANAK" along with the type of accreditation and the registration number with DANAK.

DANAKs accreditation mark is recognised by the Danish authorities, and accreditation of companies is considered a regulatory task.

Accredited reports and certificates bearing DANAKs accreditation mark is evidence that :

  • the service is carried out by a company accredited by DANAK and
  • the service is carried out in accordance with the requirements applicable to the company's accreditation.

The accreditation mark is thus a guarantee to the customer that the company has the necessary competences and procedures to accomplish the task.

DANAKS ACCREDITATION MARK:

  

Within specific areas DANAK is approved by the European organisation EA as a member of the EA MLA Agreement on mutual recognition of accredited reports and certificates (EA MLA). This means that DANAKs accreditation mark is recognised in those countries which have signed the EA MLA Agreement.

As documentation that a service is covered by the EA MLA Agreement, accredited companies can use DANAKs accreditation mark+Member of EA MLA on reports and certificates.

DANAKS ACCREDITATION MARK IN COMBINATION WITH THE EA MLA LOOKS LIKE THIS:

  

APPLICATION OF DANAKS ACCREDITATION MARK

Accredited enterprises can use DANAKs accreditation mark for the services to which they are accredited in accordance with the provisions of regulation AB 2.

The accreditation mark can contain a text where is indicated "member of the EA MLA" for accredited services covered by DANAKs EA MLA Agreement. See AB 2, point 4.

DANAKs accreditation mark with regard to the EA MLA can be used in the following accreditation areas:

  • calibration
  • testing
  • medical examination
  • certification of persons
  • certification of management systems
  • certification of products
  • inspection
  • GHG verification

GLOBAL MARKS

DANAK has signed global agreements in ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation) and IAF (International Accreditation Forum) on the mutual recognition of accredited reports and certificates.

ILAC and IAF have developed marks that can be used by accredited companies together with DANAKs mark. The purpose of the combined marks is to facilitate the global recognition of reports and certificates bearing DANAKs accreditation mark, when it is linked with a globally recognized mark.

Companies accredited by DANAK may conclude an agreement with DANAK on using the combined laboratory mark or certification mark, if the accredited service is covered by the global agreements.

APPLICATION OF ILACS MARK

Accredited enterprises can use ILACs mark in combination with DANAKs accreditation mark for services covered by DANAKs ILAC MRA agreement. However, it is a prerequisite that the company has signed a separate contract with DANAK on this. See DANAKs accreditation regulation AB 2, point 5.

The combined laboratory mark kan be used in the following areas:

  • calibration
  • testing
  • medical examination

APPLICATION OF THE IAF MARK

Accredited enterprises can use IAF's mark in combination with DANAKs accreditation mark for services covered by DANAKs IAF MLA Agreement. However, it is a prerequisite that the company has signed a separate contract with DANAK on this. See DANAKs accreditation regulation AB 2, item 6.

The combined certification mark can be applied in the following areas:

  • Certification of management systems for conformity with DS/EN ISO 9001 and DS/EN ISO 14001
  • Certification of processes for conformity with GLOBALG.A.P. IFA General Regulations

DANAKS ACCREDITATION MARK IN COMBINATION WITH THE ILAC MRA-MARK AND THE IAF MLA-MARK: