About us

about us


GAB is a not for profit, self funding autonomous organisation. It is non-discriminatory, in that it will accept applications from conformity assessment bodies operating anywhere in the world. Accreditation programmes are accessible to all conformity assessment bodies,

irrespective of size, location or affiliations, whose operations include activities for which accreditation programmes are currently available.

GAB offers accreditation for the following programmes :

  • Management systems certification such as quality management systems environmental management systems (AS/ NZS ISO 14001) and others
  • Product certification 
  • Personnel certification
  • Inspection
  • Greenhouse Gas validation and verification


GAB operations are overseen by a Governing Board. The Technical Advisory Council and the Accreditation Review Board allow GAB to bring technical expertise and stakeholder involvement to the development of accreditation programmes and the accreditation decision respectively.


The GAB Secretariat, located in Georgia, is the administrative arm of the Board. The Secretariat is responsible for administering the accreditation process, coordinating the technical committees associated with the accreditation programmes, providing input into national and international committees and working groups, and the development of new accreditation programmes.