Certifications and accreditations

NIVA has several certifications and accreditations. Among these are our certification in accordance with ISO9001, and our laboratory activities are accredited in accordance with ISO17025.

NIVA is certified according to ISO9001:2015

NIVA is certified according to ISO9001:2015. The scope of certification includes NIVA’s processes in research and development and innovation (R&D&I), monitoring, consulting and investigations within water and environment. NIVA’s services in Norway and Denmark are within the scope.

NIVA’s accredited services are not included in the scope, because the accreditation requirements cover and supplement the requirements of ISO 9001. The same goes for GLP-approved services.

NIVA is certified according to ISO14001:2015

NIVA is certified according to ISO9001:2015. The scope of certification includes NIVA’s processes in research and development and innovation (R&D&I), monitoring, consulting and investigations within water and environment. All NIVA’s services in Norway are within the scope.

NIVA’s laboratory is accredited according to ISO NS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005

NIVA's laboratory services; chemical analyses, marine soft-bottom taxonomy, sampling, interpretations and opinions are accredited in accordance with NS-EN ISO/IEC 17025. The accreditation number is TEST 009. For more information on the scope of NIVA’s accreditations, please visit Norwegian Accreditation’s web pages.

NIVA abides by the OECD’s principles for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

NIVA's ecotoxicology laboratory performs tests in accordance with the OECD's Principles for
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and in compliance with Directive 2004/10/EC of the European Parliament and of the European Council. The laboratory is included in the Norwegian Accreditation registry of GLP-inspected laboratories and is subject to the provisions of the Norwegian Accreditation's GLP scheme. Our registration number is GLP 007.

NIVA is approved by USCG as subcontracted testing facility for BWMS

NIVA is approved by U.S. Coast Guard to perform land-based and shipboard testing of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) on behalf of DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register.

NIVA is registered in several supplier bases

NIVA is registered in several supplier bases in different industries:
• Achilles - ID 15312 – Danish and Norwegian oil companies
• Sellicha - ID 108899 – Nordic energy companies

Other information

NIVA’s management system also includes procedures related to health, safety and environment (HSE) - in accordance with Norwegian laws and regulations.

If you have questions about NIVA's certifications and accreditations, please contact Line Gangeskar.

Last updated 16.03.2017