Joint Research Centre - European Commission

The European Commission's in-house science service
European Commission

Certification & accreditation

ISO 9001

ISM operates a Quality Management System (QMS) which is certified according to the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard. By implementing this international standard, ISM aims at meeting its customers' needs by organizing its processes efficiently and improving continuously its service provision.

ISO 14001

Photovoltaic cells

Photovoltaic cells at the Ispra site© EU, 2011

The Environmental Management System (EMS), which is applied to all activities performed at the JRC-Ispra site, is certified according to the ISO 14001:2004 standard. By applying this standard, the Ispra Site aims to:

  • identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services,
  • improve its environmental performance continually, and to
  • implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets, to achieving these and to demonstrating that they have been achieved.

The site is also moving towards the "Eco-management and Audit Scheme" (EMAS), in line with the other Commission premises in Brussels and Luxembourg.

ISO 17025

The ISM Nuclear Decommissioning Unit has two laboratories which perform test methods and measurements accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard: the Radioactivity Calibration Laboratory (link to the certificate) and the Laboratorio Misure di Radioattività (LMR, link to the certificate).

LMR is in charge of the Environmental Surveillance Network, clearance of material, radioactive waste and material measurements. ISO/IEC 17025 is an International Standard which specifies the requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations.

OHSAS 18001

Furthermore, the ISM is striving to develop a health and safety management system for the whole Ispra Site compliant with the OHSAS 18001 standard.