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We are DAkkS

We are Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS), the national accreditation body of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our accreditations establish confidence in the work of testing, inspection and certification bodies whose assessment services are required in many sectors of the economy. With an accreditation, we confirm that these organisations can perform their work competently and in accordance with the requirements of internationally applicable standards, legal bases and relevant rules. That is our legal mandate. With our accreditations, we help to make products, processes and services safer and to simplify trade in Europe and around the world – in the interests of the nation and the economy, of protecting society and the environment.

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New committee structure Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle establishes new Expert Council
New committee structure Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle establishes new Expert Council

With the newly established Expert Council, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) is moving away from the former fixed structures in a more flexible and future-oriented way of working.

Season's Greetings Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Season's Greetings Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

DAkkS would like to sincerely thank its clients, assessors and committee members for the good and trusting cooperation in 2022. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful start to a healthy and prosperous 2023.

Digital quality infrastructure Calibration certificates and national emblems: the digital future
Digital quality infrastructure Calibration certificates and national emblems: the digital future

The National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) have now begun a close collaboration on the practical introduction of such machine-readable calibration certificates (DCCs) with a digital national emblem.

DAkkS organisational structure Bernd Kowalski new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DAkkS
DAkkS organisational structure Bernd Kowalski new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DAkkS

The members of the DAkkS Supervisory Board elected Bernd Kowalski as their new Chairman at the meeting on 1 December 2022.

EA Evaluation DAkkS successfully completes EA on-site evaluation
EA Evaluation DAkkS successfully completes EA on-site evaluation

DAkkS has successfully completed the regular on-site evaluation undertaken by the European accreditation organisation (EA).

International Strategy meeting of DAkkS and RvA in Berlin
International Strategy meeting of DAkkS and RvA in Berlin

Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) welcomed a delegation from the Dutch accreditation body Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) to a joint working meeting in Berlin.

DAkkS organisational structure Change in the DAkkS Supervisory Board
DAkkS organisational structure Change in the DAkkS Supervisory Board

On 31 July 2022, Prof. Dr. Manfred Hennecke stepped down as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as planned.

New organisational structure DAkkS adapts its certificate formats for accreditations
New organisational structure DAkkS adapts its certificate formats for accreditations

DAkkS is changing its procedure for the preparation of accreditation certificates with effect from 15 July 2022. The adaptation of the certificate formats is a further measure in the process of implementing the new organisational structure and enables improved, effective and efficient case processing, in particular for the increasing technical complexity of the scopes in the accreditation cases.

Certifications of energy management systems DAkkS converts accreditations to DIN ISO 50003:2022
Certifications of energy management systems DAkkS converts accreditations to DIN ISO 50003:2022

DAkkS is now converting all accreditations in the scope of energy management systems (EnMS) to DIN ISO 50003:2022. Guidance on conversion is published on the DAkkS website. The new standard supplements and fleshes out the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for EnMS certification bodies.

Certification for products, processes and services DAkkS accredits certification of unmanned aircraft systems
Certification for products, processes and services DAkkS accredits certification of unmanned aircraft systems

In mid-February 2022, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) became one of the first accreditation bodies in Europe to accredit a certification body for products, processes and services for certifications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Lists of documents to be submitted and annual statement Revised template documents published
Lists of documents to be submitted and annual statement Revised template documents published

Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) has published the “Lists of documents to be submitted” and the “Annual statements” relevant for accredited bodies in revised form on its website. The documents were revised with due regard to the feedback provided by the relevant accredited bodies and interest groups. The documents are now available for download and use.

Accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20387 DAkkS first to offer accreditation of biobanks throughout the EU
Accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20387 DAkkS first to offer accreditation of biobanks throughout the EU

From January 2022, DAkkS will actively process accreditations for which an application has already been made in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20387. Biobanks that have already applied for accreditation will be contacted in this regard by their DAkkS case manager.

Facts and figures current figures, data and facts about the DAkkS

Zahl der Akkreditierungen

4800

valid accreditation certificates

26

Technical units

250

Employees

950

External Assessors

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