Currently, both in Spain and in Europe, accreditation is widely used by legislators. In fact, more than 170 Spanish and regional regulations, as well as over 100 at a European level, incorporate accreditation as a tool to deliver confidence in products and services, develop safe markets and strengthen consumer protection.
Thus, the European Commission recognises accreditation as the preferred means to demonstrate technical competence for the proper functioning of the common market in the Member States, through Regulation (EC) No. 765/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council:
Where Community harmonisation legislation provides for the selection of conformity assessment bodies for its implementation, transparent accreditation, as provided for in this Regulation, ensuring the necessary level of confidence in conformity certificates.
European Commission in Regulation (EC) No. 765/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, whereas 12.
Ongoing collaboration with Public Administration
How to incorporate accreditation in public policies?
ENAC offers its technical expertise to help in both the development and establishment of public policies that may require independent evaluations. Thus, the competent authorities would be able to define the needs and design a scheme with the necessary requirements to reach their public objectives.