Certification & accreditation
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.
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:
The site is also moving towards the "Eco-management and Audit Scheme" (EMAS), in line with the other Commission premises in Brussels and Luxembourg.
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.
Furthermore, the ISM is striving to develop a health and safety management system for the whole Ispra Site compliant with the OHSAS 18001 standard.