BSI Gains Swift Accreditation by ANAB to ISO/IEC 17021:2011


RESTON, Va. and LONDON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BSI Group (BSI), the world's leading registrar and provider of risk-based solutions designed to protect brand and reputation, is one of the first certification bodies (CBs) to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17021:2011.  Under Accreditation Rule 41 ANAB has informed CBs of the requirement to transition from ISO/IEC 17021:2006 to ISO/IEC 17021:2011 on or before January 31, 2013. 

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One of the key requirements for an Aviation, Space and Defense (ASD) Quality Management System Certification Program under AS9104-1 is that the CB has to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17021:2011.  BSI has already made this transition, which can be found on ANAB's website,  BSI is the largest CB to have received this accreditation, to-date. 

ANAB assesses and accredits CBs that demonstrate competence to audit and certify organizations to management system standards.  BSI are the standards experts that help businesses make excellence a habit. 

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BSI is a trusted partner to industry and government with a focus to support their business objectives through the transfer of knowledge of best practices, assurance services to identify and measure performance indicators, training services to aid the building of organizational competency and enable continuous improvement, and the tools to monitor, enhance and report on compliance against the organization's management system objectives.

From its origins as the world's first national standards body, BSI Group draws upon over 100 years' experience to partner with 66,000 organizations in 147 countries from its 50 offices. Today, through its independence, innovation and integrity, BSI continues to improve the lives of millions by raising standards worldwide. To learn more about BSI Group, please visit

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