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Managing the Environmental Agenda

Chem Lab ISO Certification

The ISO 17025 standard provides specific organizational and procedural requirements for testing laboratories. Laboratories that are accredited to this standard demonstrate that their processes are designed to meet customer needs for result accuracy and usability. Con Edison’s ChemLab has obtained ISO 17025 accreditation for its non-environmental tests because:

  • ISO 17025 accreditation is fast becoming an industry standard requirement for testing laboratories, and the company wants to ensure their customers continue to have confidence in its results; and
  • The environmental testing that is done through the ChemLab is already accredited to the NELAC (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference) standard, which incorporates ISO 17025. Because the company performs both environmental and non-environmental tests, we wish to establish uniform expectations for all such testing operations.