Product Certification

Activity that demonstrates that specified requirements relating to a product are fulfilled. This activity can be performed by 1st parties (supplier), 2nd parties (purchaser) or 3rd party bodies (bodies independent from manufacturer, designer, service, maintenance etc.). In many situations it is necessary to have an opinion or decision of an independent 3rd party CertificationBody in order to get a neutral objective answer to a particular question (s).

There are a large number of new products put on the market every day. Some are harmless, some could be dangerous when misused and some are inherently dangerous. Responsible manufacturers submit their products to a 3rd party Certification & assessment body. The services of third party bodies for inspection, testing, certification and other conformity assessment (CA) tasks are essential when manufacturers and distributors need to show the conformity of their products or production to their clients, society or authorities.The products are tested, inspected and certified and the manufacturing is subject to periodical surveillance undertaken by the 3rd party Certification Body. Products fulfilling the requirements are certified as per applicable Product Standard(s).

Importance of Product Certification

Product certification by a certification body is an impartial confirmation of conformity of product properties to requirements of a specified document e.g. Standard, Regulation etc.

Regulations and Standards Covered:

  • Construction Product Regulation (CPR) – EU/305/2011

For low risk products (AVCP System -4 of CPR)to be used in Construction works

  • Machinery Directive (MD)-2006/42/EC

For Machinery Equipment which are not covered in Annex – IV of MD.

  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD) – 2014/35/EU

For Electrical Products operating from 50 V AC to 1000 V AC / 75V DC to 1500V DC

  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)- 2002/95/EC

For restriction of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products

  • Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for Non Harmonized Standards
  • WHO GMP Certification (Good Manufacturing Practice)
  • ISO 22716 Certification for Cosmetic Products manufacturers
  • Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

Obligations and Roles of QVC as 3rd party Certification Body

QVC as 3rd Party Certification Body involved in Certification & assessment having following competencies:

  • Impartial
  • Having trained personnel having knowledge of requirements of assessments
  • Having adequate facilities or access to facilities like testing, documentation of regulation/standards needed to perform technical & administrative tasks
  • Maintain confidentiality of the information gained during the assessment of a particular task.
  • Involved in coordination activities organized by competent organizations

In nut shell 3rd party certification provide added value for society as a whole. They not only provide safety, they also assess conformity with other aspects such as the environment or corporate social responsibility etc.

Organizations can demonstrate their commitment to improving the working lives of people who work for them, with an audit against the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code.


  • Independently assessed products are checked for safety and fitness for use. As a consequence the trust into the product is strengthened as a result of which reputation and brand value is enhanced.

  • Product is more competitive because of fewer business risks (recalls, liability issues etc.) occur.

  • Safety of the end user of the product is ensured.

  • End user’s trust into products/services increases if there is independent proof that all relevant requirements are fulfilled.

  • Help to reduce the lack of information regarding product/service safety requirements in the market.

Why to Choose QVC?

  • One Stop Solution (Testing and Certification) to cater customer requirements.

  • QVC team of experts provides full assistance to product manufacturer(s) for product evaluation/ gap analysis against the requirements of standards.

  • Professional Approach to fulfill client’s needs and ensuring compliance to the stated requirements.

  • Well Qualified and experienced staff includes Testing Engineers & Auditors to add value to the products and business processes.

  • Dedicated Teams for execution of Projects registered with us.

  • Issued certificates validity can be confirmed over our website at anywhere in the world proving the authenticity of the issued certificate.