EEMUA becomes a member of the UK National Accreditation Body

23 October 2018

EEMUA has become a member of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), the UK National Accreditation Body (NAB). UKAS is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee, and therefore has ‘Members’ instead of ‘Shareholders’. The Members represent those who have an interest in all aspects of accreditation – national and local government, business and industry, purchasers, users and professional bodies.

EEMUA Chief Executive Stefan Kukula commented: “Accreditation directly affects the status of goods and services available for member companies across Europe. While UKAS is the UK national body, the status of UK registered accredited notified bodies is of importance across the EU27, and EEMUA has noted Member concerns about provision after Brexit. Many NABs are run solely as arms of government, and there is little scope for input into the process; membership of UKAS is another opportunity for EEMUA to fulfil its role as the voice of the user.”