To ensure a reliable, objective and accurate certification, the inspection bodies and their inspectors have to comply with the following requirements of the SURE-system:
Approval by a competent authority in the respective country or accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 or ISO 17021
Compliance with international requirements, e.g. such as e.g. ISO 60
Performance of neutral inspections in accordance with the requirements of ISO 19011 - separation of evaluation and certification.
Deployment of qualified or competent personnel, acting independently and impartially - inspectors must be registered with REDcert.
Participation in SURE's initial training and training of SURE inspectors prior to starting certification activities , including participation in other events offered by SURE.
Registration after conclusion of contract with SURE - an application must be submitted for registration and recognition as a SURE certification body.
The independent certification bodies approved by SURE check the sustainability criteria using SURE’s scheme principles and checklists during the scope of neutral inspections.