Chambers of Commerce ISO 17025 Accreditation

ALIGNMS successfully led the laboratories of the Chambers of Commerce to gain ISO 17025 Accreditation

Zahleh, Lebanon, December 2012
Eng. Grace Najjar discussed the importance of quality management systems for improved and sustainable businesses in the ceremony held in Phoenicia hotel, Beirut under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Economy and Trade Mr. Nicolas Nahas to distribute the ISO 17025 accreditation certificates to the laboratories of the chambers of commerce, agriculture and industry in Zahleh, Saida and Tripoli.

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ALIGN Management Solutions (ALIGNMS) through the USAID funded QCC project has successfully led the laboratories of the Chambers of Commerce in Zahleh, Saida and Tripoli to gain the international accreditation for ISO 17025 from ACLASS, member of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and American Society for Quality (ASQ) board.

Lebanon - Agricultural Quality Control and Certification (QCC) Program aims to increase the competitiveness of Lebanon's global agro-processing industry through improving the testing quality of the exported and imported products.

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ALIGNMS worked closely with the project manager ACDI-VOCA and the Faculty of Science of Saint Joseph University (USJ) on:

  • Implementing the quality management system based on ISO 17025 requirements
  • Coaching the management and technical staff of the laboratories on managerial and technical skills for ISO 17025 such as conducting management review meeting, internal audits, uncertainty calculation, control charts, document and record control, etc...
  • Selecting suitable Proficiency Testing (PT) providers for the tests in the scope of accreditation
  • Selecting suitable international accreditation services from USA
  • Procuring calibration services for temperature, mass and pressure from internationally accredited calibration laboratory.
    ALIGNMS has prepared the technical specification for the calibration services to ensure its suitability and conformity to ISO 17025 requirements
  • Providing technical assistance and consultation for the laboratories in clearing the findings of the assessment report

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