Conformity assessment is a demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled (definition according to EN ISO/IEC 17000).
The purpose of conformity assessment is to provide confidence that applicable requirements have been met. Such confidence contributes to the market acceptance of these products, services and systems.
The generic term conformity assessment includes activities such as testing, inspection, certification and accreditation.
CEN provides a comprehensive range of European Standards and other publications for the implementation and recognition of good conformity assessment practices.
For more information about the activities of CEN in the field of conformity assessment, please contact:
Manager - Conformity Assessment
Tel: + 32 2 550 09 28
Fax: + 32 2 550 08 19