ASTM International has launched a new program called Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity, an outgrowth of its certification programs designed to allow suppliers to offer customers evidence of conformity to ASTM test methods.
Sponsored and administered by ASTM, the program is available to any supplier, manufacturer, distributor or private brand owner. Product test results will be registered with ASTM, and supporting documentation will show the supplier’s registration and acceptance by an independent third party.
In a typical scenario, suppliers having products tested to ASTM test methods will register specific information regarding their products, accredited labs and the ASTM test methods. Once accepted, the supplier can provide documentation or request ASTM to provide documentation to customers.
Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity conforms to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17050-1 and 17050-2 Conformity Assessment-Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity. The program applies to ASTM test methods; it does not apply to ASTM specifications.
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