Vinçotte, an accredited company

Quality under control.


Why are Vinçotte's services not ISO 9001 certified, although they are ISO 17020 accredited? ISO 9001 does not directly relate to Vinçotte's inspection and certification services.  After all, quality reference systems exist that are specific to the various services offered by Vinçotte.

The 4 key standards are:

ISO 17020

General criteria for the operation of various types of institutions conducting inspections

ISO 17021

Requirements for institutions that conduct the audit and certification of management systems 

ISO 17025

General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

ISO 17065

Requirements for certification bodies that issue certificates to products, processes and services

Vinçotte is accredited on the basis of these 4 standards. These accreditations guarantee that Vinçotte delivers efficient, high-performance services at an organisational and technical level. Vinçotte's competency is regularly audited. Vinçotte's services are also recognised by various national and international bodies.

Their inspection services are additionally VCA certified. This guarantees that all our services are conducted with the maximum safety and minimum risk of accident. Click on the links below to view the accreditation certificates and VCA certificate.

Statutory Inspections

Inspection Services


Certification Services

CO2 verification

Vinçotte is officially approved for the verification of mandatory annual CO2 emission declarations within the framework of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme (European Directive 2003/87/CE). Vinçotte conducts these verifications in the Brussels-Capital and Walloon Region.


The European Directive 2003/87/EC applies to this service. Also in force:

  • the decision of the Brussels-Capital Region on 3rd June 2004, establishing a regulation for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading and imposing certain operating conditions on the establishments concerned
  • the decision of the Walloon Region on 12th January 2006, concerning the verification of the reporting of the specified greenhouse gas emissions.

Target group

This service is intended for all sites with an installed thermal capacity of more than 20 MW. This additionally applies to the tertiary sector where appropriate.