The Policy of the URS Holdings Group is to:
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:
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."
Please, make use of our contact form. We will reply to you as soon as possible but not later than 48 hours on weekdays.
URS Certification - Portugal, Lda
IEFF - Incubadora de Empresas da Figueira da Foz
Rua das Acácias nº 40 -, A, Sala 9
3090-380 Figueira da Foz
T: 233 098 445 (The office)
T: 233 407 030 (The IEFF)