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About UKB

UK Bureau of Accreditations and Certifications (UKB) is one of the world's leading provider of independent assessment services including certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes, with recognition from over 50 accreditation bodies.

In an ever changing world, even the most dynamic organisations can find it hard to stay ahead. What gives your business the confidence to deliver what it promises to clients and stakeholders?

At UKB, we are aware of the challenges you face and we have developed a new approach to assessing management systems that are crucial to meeting objectives, improving competitiveness, controlling risks and helping you deliver on your promises. We call it UKB Business Assurance. This approach helps you manage your systems and risks to improve and protect the current and future performance of your organisation. Further, our risk based approach allows us to tailor the assessment according to the maturity of the clients systems.

UKB is part of Lloyd's Register Group Limited. Lloyd’s Register is a global organisation with a mission to protect life and property and advance transportation and engineering education and research

Where We Do It

UKB is a global organisation, working in more than 120 countries, and able to provide co-ordinated services worldwide for multinational clients. We focus on local needs, meeting the specific requirements of all our clients, large and small, wherever they operate.

Independent and Impartial

The markets served by UKB value our services for their integrity. Critical to this is the need to recognise any potential conflicts of interest in the services provided and to take action to ensure these do not adversely impact on the impartiality, independence and objectivity of our actions.

As part of its on-going commitment to impartiality, the top management of UKB routinely identifies and analyses the possibilities for conflict of interest arising from its relationships and the delivery of its assessment, verification and certification services, as part of this analysis they consult interested parties who are involved in the industries that are covered by these services. Where threats of impartiality are identified the provisions to eliminate or minimise such threats are documented along with data demonstrating their on-going effectiveness. This analysis is reviewed by UKB’s top management as part of UKB’s management review process.

Refusal of certification

If at the quoting and contracting stage, or during the process of certification, UKB are unable to grant certification, the reason for this decision will be communicated to your organisation.