Reference materials are an essential tool to deliver confidence to the activities carried out by testing or calibration laboratories. They are used to calibrate, validate methods, estimate the uncertainty of tests, verify the functioning of a certain method or for routine quality controls. 

Considering both the higher measuring instruments’ precision and the increasing demand to receive more reliable data, it is necessary that reference materials producers (RMP) demonstrate their technical competence to carry out their activity and provide with information about their materials by issuing reports or certificates.

Accreditation under UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17034 is the tool internationally established to achieve this trust and credibility.

Why become an accredited reference material producer?

Benefits of accreditation

+ Product and service safety
+ Legal security
+ Prestige
+ Savings and efficiency
+ Markets
+ Access to public procurement