BS EN ISO/IEC 17030:2009 - Conformity assessment. General requirements for third-party marks of conformity – BSI British Standards

BS EN ISO/IEC 17030:2009

Conformity assessment. General requirements for third-party marks of conformity

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : September 2009



BS EN ISO/IEC 17030:2009 Conformity assessment. General requirements for third-party marks of conformity

A third-party mark of conformity is the protected mark issued by a body performing third-party conformity assessment, indicating that an object of conformity assessment (product, process, person, system or body) is in conformity with specified requirements.

Marks of conformity take many forms and different uses. They can convey useful information about a product, or indicate particular characteristics of a product such as its safety, quality, performance, reliability or impact on the environment. They are found on products, certificates and publications denoting the conformity to specified requirements of a product, management system, service, process, person or an organization. Most important for all marks of conformity is to gain the confidence of the market, including consumers, in products and other objects of conformity assessment to which these marks have been applied.

BS EN ISO/IEC 17030 provides general requirements for third-party marks of conformity, including their issue and use. It gives a uniform approach to the use of third-party marks of conformity to fill relevant gaps in existing ISO, IEC, ISO/IEC Standards and Guides. It addresses potential problems arising from different uses of third-party marks of conformity to provide a clear and rational basis for their use and sets out general requirements. BS EN ISO/IEC 17030 concentrates on third-party marks of conformity but may also be used as guidance for other applications of marks of conformity.

The use of this International Standard should lead to improved market confidence, international recognition and consumer acceptance of third-party marks of conformity.

Contents of BS EN ISO/IEC 17030:
Normative references
Terms and definitions
General requirements
Design and application of third-party marks of conformity
Issuing third-party marks of conformity
Ownership and control


Standard NumberBS EN ISO/IEC 17030:2009
TitleConformity assessment. General requirements for third-party marks of conformity
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 September 2009
Confirm Date30 June 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsEN ISO/IEC 17030 (ISO/IEC 1703,ISO/IEC 17030:2003
Draft Superseded By02/400459 DC
DescriptorsCertification (approval), Conformity, Design, Approval marks, Certificates of conformity, Marks, Marking, Quality assurance, Approval organizations
Title in FrenchÉvaluation de la conformité. Exigences générales pour les marques de conformité par tierce partie
Title in GermanKonformitätsbewertung. Allgemeine Anforderungen an Konformitätszeichen einer dritten Seite
ISBN978 0 580 69024 2
File Size782 KB

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