About Us

Background

Guardian Independent Certification Limited (GIC) is an accredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) that assesses and certifies organizations conforming to management system standards and provide training on wide range of certified management system courses.

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1993, GIC is the world's leading independent certification body serving over 20,000 clients in more than 30 countries.

Why Choose GIC

Global Presence

With global resources all over the world, whether you are looking to operate internationally or to expand locally for new businesses, GIC is easily accessible and has the flexibility and capability to provide first class service anywhere in the world.

Competent Auditors

GIC’s worldwide qualified auditors have extensive industry experience, technical and regulatory knowledge to deliver the most meaningful and professional certification audits. GIC has stringent qualification criteria to match the auditor’s industry experience with the organisation’s activities.

Excellent Service

GIC offers quality value-added assessment services bringing consistency, optimisation and efficiency to improve clients’ management systems, with minimal disruption and cost to the operations.

GIC Certification Mark

The GIC Certification Mark is an assurance of our commitment towards quality assurance to our clients.

Multiple Accreditations

GIC is an internationally recognised certification body accredited by UKAS and JAS-ANZ to deliver wide range of certification services.  The multiple accreditations demonstrate GIC's integrity, independence and impartiality in the certification process.

Accreditation

International Accreditation Forum, Inc. (IAF)

IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a worldwide program of conformity assessment which promote the elimination of non tariff barriers to trade.

Certificates issued by bodies accredited by members of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) are relied upon all over the world because the MLA assures customers that the certificate is credible. All certificates just need to be certified once and it is accepted everywhere.

GIC is accredited by UKAS and JAS-ANZ, members of IAF. Therefore, all certificates issued by GIC with IAF mark are widely accepted in the world.

United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Accreditation

GIC UK is accredited by the UKAS for certification of quality management system (ISO 9001) and environmental management system (ISO 14001).

Approval was granted under the Licence Number 045.

UKAS is the national accreditation body recognised by the United Kingdom government to assess organisations that provide certification services against internationally agreed standards.

UKAS operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Government through the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has licensed UKAS to use national accreditation marks featuring the Royal Crown and to sub-license the use of these marks to UKAS accredited bodies such as GIC UK. The Royal Crown signifies government recognition.

GIC UK’s scope of accreditation is published on the UKAS website and the accreditation entitles GIC UK to use the UKAS Accreditation Symbol and IAF Mark for our certification services.

 Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) Accreditation

GIC is accredited by Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ ) for certification of quality management system (ISO 9001), environmental management system (ISO 14001), occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001), food safety management system (ISO 22000) and information security management system (ISO 27001).  Approval was first granted in December 2006 under the Registration Number S3510506UL (QMS), E3520506UL (EMS), O3590606UL (OHSAS), H3530506UL (FSMS) and M4060608SS (ISMS). M4060608SS is a common registration no. for all newly granted management system by JAS-ANZ.

JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in the fields of certification and inspection. Accreditation by JAS-ANZ demonstrates the competence and independence of these bodies such as GIC UK.

JAS-ANZ Secretariat is located both in Canberra, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. It is the administrative arm of the Board and its operations are overseen by a Governing Board comprising of members appointed by the Australia and New Zealand Government. Its services are now available in over 20 countries.

GIC’s scope of accreditation is published on the JAS-ANZ website and the accreditation entitles GIC to use the JAS-ANZ Accreditation Symbol and IAF Mark for our certification services.