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Accreditation Recommendation from Dubai Accreditation Center

14 October 2015
Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC) has recommended Certification Body accreditation to NQA Middle East, Dubai covering ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.

Though NQA Middle East has UKAS accreditations, it is important to be compliant to a local regulation requiring all certification bodies operating from Emirate of Dubai to be accredited by DAC. 

As per the Law 2/2010, DAC is recognized by the UAE government as the official body in the Emirate of Dubai responsible for assessing and accrediting the competence of organizations in the field of certification of management systems, products and personnel etc.

DAC also became an International Accreditation Forum (IAF) MLA signatory in 2013 for Certification Bodies in Middle East with the main scope of ‘Management System Certification ISO/ IEC 17021 and sub scopes of Management Systems.
The process was initiated in early 2015 and it has taken a rigorous effort of approximately 8 months to achieve the accreditation successfully. NQA ME team is extremely grateful for the technical support provided by the management team in UK, without whom this recommendation would have been hard to achieve.
“Congratulations to the team, this is a significant accomplishment of our International team and NQA Middle East, working together. This is a key milestone and adds another feather to our hat. Our broad range of global accreditations are a  clear reflection of what we stand for and what we seek to achieve with our global and local customers” Matt Gantley, Managing Director NQA UK, EMEA & India.
In addition to the above, Khurram Zia, Managing Partner of NQA Middle East further highlighted “this official recognition of NQA Middle East as a quality induced certification service provider by DAC will go a long way towards our achievement of further wining more prestigious customers in the future”.