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 ISO9001:2008
NIVA is certified according to ISO9001:2008. The certificate is awarded for delivery of services and products based on research and development in environmental topics. The certificate number is 984. The project handbook describes the procedures to be followed by all projects, with the exception of projects financed by public grants or projects involving analyses/that follow other standards (ex. ISO17025). The certification does not include NIVA’s research projects, for instance via Norwegian Research Council or EU.
NIVA’s laboratory is accredited according to ISO NS-EN ISO/IEC 17025
NIVA's laboratorial activities; organic and inorganic chemical analyses, marine soft-bottom taxonomy and sampling are accredited in accordance with NS-EN ISO/IEC 17025. For marine soft bottom macro fauna the soft bottom standard NS-EN ISO 16665:2005 is also included in the accreditation. The accreditation number is TEST 009.
The NIVA laboratory was previously accredited for organising comparative lab tests according to NS-EN ISO/IEC 17043. The accreditation has been discontinued due to low customer demand. Unaccredited comparative lab tests are still on offer.
NIVA abides by the OECD’s prinsiples 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 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
- TransQ – ID 206565 – Nordic transport companies
Contact Eli Hanto Moen if you have questions about NIVA's certifications and accreditations.