In order to achieve its quality goals, the Fraunhofer IVV introduced a quality management system in 1996 based on DIN EN 45001. At that time, the first test area to be accredited was migration from plastics. The following test areas were then successively incorporated into the quality management system: permeation of oxygen and water vapor; analysis of contaminants in polymer, food and environmental samples; sensory tests.
The quality management system meets the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 and hence also the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 for the test laboratories. Our test laboraties were re-accredited (D-PL-11140-04-00) in 2016 by the DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle), the national accreditation body of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In order to be able to offer customized solutions to problems as part of the accredited system, we have incorporated the development of new analytical methods for migration testing and analysis of contaminants into the quality management system. Our expertise in method development was confirmed by the re-accreditation 2000, 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2016.
Key elements of the quality policy of the Fraunhofer IVV are the provision of support to employees and the promotion of internal collaboration. By providing information, training and motivation, we create the necessary working environment for guaranteeing high-quality results.