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Published on 16/05/18

Release of the EA Multilateral Agreement Report 2017

European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) released the EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) Report 2017, providing key figures on the EA MLA, as well as an overview of the main activities completed in 2017 to further develop the MLA coverage and to strengthen the operation of the EA peer evaluation system.

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Published on 08/06/17

World Accreditation Day 2017: delivering confidence in construction and the built environment

Cofrac held a press briefing for the 2017 World Accreditation Day. This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation can support professionals in the construction industry.

French growth is fueled by construction and the built environment sectors, which should still contribute to the economy in 2017, according to the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE). The need for high-quality developments as well as safe and high-performance constructions is increasing.

The construction and the built environment sectors are facing increasing challenges in a context of reducing environmental footprint, decreasing allocations available to communities, improvement of the quality of living as well as ensuring a safe work environment on site.

Trust is a key to long-term success in addressing today’s challenges. Accreditation is a very efficient tool and an answer to a smart, safe and sustainable construction and city, providing guarantees within the supply chain.

View the press kit (in French)

View the presentation (in French)

Published on 01/05/17

EA maintains and extends Cofrac’s recognition as a signatory to EA’s Multilateral Agreement (MLA)

On 27 April 2017, EA’s Multilateral Agreement Council (MAC) officially maintained Cofrac as a signatory to the EA MLA for all activities covered by the agreement: Testing and Medical Examinations, Calibration, Management System Certification, Certification of persons, Product Certification, Inspection, Verification.

The MAC also confirmed that Cofrac respected all the requirements to become a signatory to the MLA for the accreditation of Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP) according to ISO/IEC 17043. Cofrac is one of the first signatories of the agreement recognition on PTP !