The accreditations it grants signify the formal recognition of the technical and organisational competence of an organisation to perform a defined service within the scope of the accreditation. Competence is the key to transparency, trust and comparability.
The SAS relies on the following competencies in issuing its accreditations:
- for staff: technical skills, practical experience in the technical field concerned, continuing education
- for technical infrastructure: decision-making criteria, premises and equipment, procedures
- for organisational structure: independence, impartiality, quality management