Effective "value-added" audits with logical audit durations!
American Center for Sustainable Certifications (ACSC) is an internationally accredited third-party registrar that specializes in the certification of management systems, with a focus on sustainability.
ACSC is staffed with auditors with over 50 years of combined
experience in environmental, safety and quality management fields, and who have
conducted ISO audits internationally since 1998. The main reason ACSC was founded was to provide industry with sustainable, value-added,
efficient and lower cost third-party certification services by skilled professionals.
We employ environmental, health and safety (EH&S)
professionals to conduct our certification audit services. By working
with ACSC you will receive an assessment conducted by educated and
competent auditors with strong backgrounds in sustainable processes,
regulatory compliance and effective EH&S controls. Many of our
competitors utilize auditors that have only been trained on the ISO 14001 or ISO 45001 standards, but do not have a strong EH&S background. This typically results in minimal value added.
On the quality side, we employ only trained and qualified Quality Auditor's to conduct our ISO 9001 audit services. Our auditors are independently certified through Exemplar Global or IRCA to ensure quality to our customers.
Small business. Big results.
ACSC’s roots lie in providing a service which is affordable and valuable for all businesses. We have structured our quotation process to ensure that our customers receive value-added management system
services with reasonable audit durations, while meeting the requirements
of the IAS and IAF.
ACSC’s audit and corrective action follow up fees are among the most competitive in the third-party certification industry.
There is no need for an audit to be agonizing. ACSC auditors
are trained to seek evidence of conformance during an audit, not search
for nonconformance! Our philosophy is that a management system works
for the benefit of the client and audits serve only the purpose of
improving its value.
ACSC is accredited as an Environmental Management System Certification
Body through the International Accreditation Service
(IAS). IAS is a multi-disciplinary accreditation body based in North
America. As one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United
States, IAS is a signatory to the three primary international
organizations that form a unified system for evaluating and recognizing
competent accreditation bodies worldwide known as the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). These organizations are
identified as “cooperations” because they have agreed to cooperate with
one another by adhering to a common set of accreditation criteria and to
undergo periodic onsite evaluation to determine ongoing compliance with
ISO/IEC Standard 17011, General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies
Accrediting Certification Body's (CB's) or Registrars. Being a
“signatory” means that IAS has been evaluated onsite
at its offices, a sampling of the assessments of its accredited entities
have been witnessed by peer experts, and that it has been found to
comply with international requirements.
These organizations agree to recognize the equivalence of
accreditation's granted by other signatory member accreditation bodies
through a series of Mutual (or Multilateral) Recognition Arrangements
(MRAs/MLAs). Once an accreditation body becomes a signatory it is
obligated to recognize the certificates or reports issued by CB's
accredited by all other signatories within a specified scope.
Automotive OEM Requirements
Automotive OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturer's) that
require third-party certification to select ISO standards, require that
the Quality Management System Certification Body be accredited by an
Accreditation Body, that is
recognized by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) for the
accreditation of management system certification bodies. In the United States there are two such Accreditation Bodies; IAS and ANAB.