Policy Statement

The Policy of the URS Holdings Group is to:

  1. Provide services that are user Friendly, Polite and Efficient.
  2. To ensure that the services are Pragmatic in their approach and provide benefits for the Client; where possible.
  3. To ensure the services offered are Competitively Priced.
  4. To maintain, or extend, Accredited services where client demand requires such Accreditation.

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objective of the Holding have not changed since the initial formation of the Company and Holding and they are: 

  1. To be an International provider of Risk Management Services relating to such activities as Auditing of Management Systems, Certification and Inspection.
  2. To offer a wide range of scopes within the above service activities in an endeavour to be a "One-Stop-Shop" for clients.
  3. To offer the services with integrity by the demonstration of Accreditation by the relevant Government appointed bodies.

Client Warning

In keeping with our policy and aims and objectives, we endorse the priniciples of Accreditation to ensure what we do is based on Internationally agreed rules for a Registrar and we pride ourselves on our Transparency in the manner in which we operate.

Some Registrars and Certification Bodies either do not have any form of Accreditation, or do not have Accreditation that is Internationally Recognised by Governments, or their appointed bodies.

Always check that the Registrar, or CB you wish to work with is Accredited by an approproiate body and a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and signatory to the Multilateral Agreement (MLA).

For more information, contact UKAS in the UK and note examples of such warnings from the UK Government - see their extract via BIS, which makes reference to such warnings, along the lines of:

"BIS has further advised certification representative organisations in the UK, that:

"Accreditation" within the meaning of the Regulation can only be obtained (in the UK) from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) by virtue of the Regulation.

Any organisation therefore that is suggesting it is accredited in the sense of the Regulation when they are not is likely to be guilty of an offence under the Business Protection from the Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 (Statutory Instrument 2008/1276).

Certification Bodies or representative organisations should refer these cases to the Trading Standards, or the Office of Fair Trading in the first instance."

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