ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO Guide 17034:2016 Accredited and ISO 9001:2015 Registered
o2si smart solutions is fully accredited for organic standards by complying with the internationally accepted criteria for competence of the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) specification for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and Guide 17034:2016. In addition to o2si’s registration to the ISO/IEC 9001:2015, the new accreditation's allow the company to comply with national and internationally recognized quality system and process standards.
A2LA seeks to establish cooperative arrangements with laboratory accreditation systems in other countries and in the United States. These arrangements facilitate the acceptance of test and calibration data between A2LA-accredited laboratories and other countries/economies. A2LA will testify to the competence of each accreditation system with whom it has an MRA and attest to the fact that they follow the recognized norm for operating such systems, and use ISO/IEC 17025 as the basis for the accreditation of laboratories. Below are listed the Federal agencies, State agencies, and private sector parties with whom A2LA has some type of formal written agreement of recognition or documented endorsement.
The Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) was signed on November 2, 2000 and entered into force on January 31, 2001. 36 laboratory accreditation bodies from 28 economies worldwide signed the original Arrangement. The primary aim of the arrangement is promote the acceptance of technical test and calibration data for exported goods. A2LA was one of three U.S. signatory bodies. The up-to-date contact information for A2LA's partner accreditation bodies that are now signatories to the ILAC MRA is listed at the Arrangement link on the following web site: http://www.ilac.org.
Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC)
The Mutual Recognition Arrangement with the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), which includes both testing and calibration, was signed on November 19, 1997 and establishes cooperation among many accreditation bodies throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. The contact information for A2LA's partner accreditation bodies that are now signatories to the APLAC MRA is located at http://www.aplac.org/aplac_mra.html.
Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC)
The Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation is an association of accreditation bodies and other organizations interested in conformity assessment in the Americas. The Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) with the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) was signed on October 24, 2002. The first three signatories are A2LA, INMETRO of Brazil and SCC of Canada. By signing the arrangement, A2LA, SCC and INMETRO agree to formally recognize and promote the equivalency of each other's laboratory accreditations. Since these three bodies already recognize each other under the ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), this first signing was largely symbolic but forms the foundation for expanding recognition in the Americas. To obtain more information on the current IAAC MLA signatories, please visit the IAAC web site at http://www.iaac.org.mx/