QIMA protocols are certified compliant with ISO Standard 9001:2008 (No.04619Q12914R0M), the international standard for quality management best practices. This certification represents a strict adherence to ISO requirements and a commitment to enhance client satisfaction. ISO 9001:2015 Certification has been implemented by over one million organizations in 176 countries.Visit their website
QIMA Limited (No. 8894) is accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for Scheme Type 1a (per ISO/IEC 17067) product certification, covering a range of product categories including consumer goods, construction materials, electrical and electronics, machinery, cosmetic, chemicals and auto spare parts. This accreditation validates that QIMA Limited operates its product certification scheme(s) in a “competent, consistent and impartial manner”.Visit their website
AsiaInspection Shenzhen (No. CNAS IB0199), and QIMA (Hangzhou) Testing Co., Ltd. (No. CNAS L3438) are accredited by the CNAS to perform inspections and lab testing in China. These accreditations confirm that AI satisfies CNAS regulations of the nationwide certification body CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China).
AsiaInspection adheres to the CNAS Statement on Independence, Impartiality and Honesty, the full text of which can be found here. Visit their website
QIMA laboratories are accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to issue test reports with the ANAB endorsement (accreditation certificates under ANSECO Group (No. AT-1407) and ANSECO Group Hong Kong (No. AT-1500)). This accreditation confirms that both laboratories meet the requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005, while demonstrating technical competence in the field of testing.
ANAB (formerly ACLASS) is a non-profit organization that provides accreditation to testing and calibration labs, inspection and certification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. Through its accreditation efforts, ANAB aims to eliminate redundant audits and tests and facilitate international trade while ensuring the safety of goods, services, and the environment. Visit their website
QIMA is CPSC-accepted to provide third-party testing services in accordance with the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (accreditation certificates under ANSECO Group (lab code 1199), ANSECO Group Hong Kong (lab code 1322), ANSECO Buffalo (lab code 1199), and HangZhou QIMA Testing Technology (lab code 1195).
Founded over 40 years ago, the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee) regulates the manufacture and sale of over 1,500 consumer products. Its mission is to protect consumers from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard, by establishing safety requirements, researching potential hazards, as well as by means of ban and recall of dangerous products. Visit their website
QIMA is an approved Verifier Body for the Higg Index FEM (Facility Environmental Module) and the FSLM (Facility Social and Labor Module). The Higg Facility Tools are used by manufacturing brands to measure the social and environmental performance of their facilities.
The Higg Index is operated by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an alliance for sustainable production in the apparel, footwear and home textile industry.Visit their website
QIMA was an early member of the Life and Building Safety Initiative and involved in the development of the program to mitigate preventable fire, electrical and structural safety risks in key apparel and footwear producing countries.
QIMA is an approved audit body for LABS in Vietnam and India (the only countries where LABS is currently active).Visit their website
QIMA is a member of the Sedex Associate Audit Group (AAG), a non-profit made up of commercial auditing companies and non-government organizations driving ethical improvements in global supply chains.Visit their website
QIMA is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an alliance for sustainable production in the apparel, footwear and home textile industry. The coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardized supply chain measurement tool to help all industry participants understand the environmental, social and labor impacts of making and selling their products and resolve any damaging practices present in their supply chain.Visit their website
QIMA is a member of the Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) which aims to create a simple and effective industry-wide solution to assess social and labor conditions. The SLCP aims to replace current proprietary audit tools and in turn eliminate audit fatigue by avoiding duplications and reducing the number of social & labor audits. Members include manufacturers, retailers and brands, agents and audit firms/service providers.Visit their website
QIMA is officially deputized to act on behalf of the China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA), an administrative body of the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of China. The CIQA is primarily committed to improving the quality and safety of import and export commodities.Visit their website
ICPHSO was founded in 1993 as a global forum for health and safety professionals. Its annual symposiums and regional workshops facilitate international dialogue on the issues of product safety, and offer manufacturers, retailers, NGOs, and all other stakeholders a venue to share experience.Visit their website
QIMA is a member of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the oldest and largest international not-for-profit promotional products association that brings together over 13,000 companies. PPAI is dedicated to promoting growth and innovation in the promotional products industry, operates the leading safety and compliance program for promotional products, and runs the industry’s largest trade show, the annual PPAI Expo.Visit their website
QIMA is a member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), representative of over 1,000 world famous name brands and voice of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. The AAFA provides its members with the information needed to make smart businesss decisions that enhance profitability and mitigate risk.Visit their website
QIMA is an associate member of Toy Industry Association, a not-for-profit trade association that represents all businesses involved in creating toys and youth entertainment products. TIA helped develop the first comprehensive toy standard over 35 years ago, and remains the industry’s advocate on legislative and trade issues with a focus on safety and philanthropy.Visit their website
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