The Management Systems Certification Body is a separate structure within the legal entity INCERT EOOD, which is registered under the Commercial Law, with its registered office and management address in Sofia, ul. Kalimantsi 45, office 3 and UIC 205511883.
INCERT provides accredited certification on the basis of Certificate of Accreditation, Reg. No. 18 OOS/11.04.2023, issued by the Executive Agency "Bulgarian Accreditation Service" (EA BAS), in accordance with the requirements of BDS EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 and ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD 1:2020.
EA BAS is a party to the Multilateral Agreement IAF MLA.
The Management Systems Certification Body INCERT offers accredited certification of the following management systems and certification schemes:
BDS EN ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems (QMS);
BDS EN ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems (EMS);
BDS ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS);
BDS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 and BDS ISO/IEC 27001:2022 for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS);
BDS ISO 39001:2014 for Road Safety Management Systems (RSMS);
BDS EN ISO 22000:2018 for Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS).
Certification of a management system is a way of ensuring that an organisation has implemented and applied a management system for aspects related to its activities, products and services in accordance with its policy and the requirements of the relevant international management system standard. Certification is independent evidence that an organisation's management system complies with specified requirements, is capable of consistently achieving its stated policy and objectives and is implemented effectively.
Certification activities are discrete activities from the review of the application to the completion of certification. They also include audits of an organisation's management system. Audits are a systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria (e.g. applicable management system standard, certification requirements, etc.) have been met.
The audit programme for the initial certification cycle shall include an initial audit in two stages, surveillance audits in the first and second years and a certification renewal audit after the third year before the certification expires.
Additionally, special audits may be carried out, e.g. at the request of a certified client to extend the scope of certification or following complaints or grievances. All audits are carried out by competent auditors and technical experts who have been assessed and approved by the certification body.
INCERT also implements procedures to ensure that auditors perform their duties impartially and objectively and maintain professional confidentiality. The full conditions under which certification is carried out are available in our Certification Rules.