The level of confidence in management system certificates is determined solely by the authority of the particular certification body that issued the certificate. In connection with the increase in number of certification bodies, the problem arose regarding the recognition of the issued certificates. Enterprises supplying products and services to different countries are forced to certify their management systems with certification bodies operating in those countries. The International Accreditation Forum IAF, established in 1998, partly solves this problem, because accreditation only increases the credibility of the issued certificates. At the same time, accreditation is voluntary and the IAF unites national certification bodies, thus, making the recognition limited.
In 2001, System of International Certification (SIC) was founded by Victor Koliesnikov, with the goal to structure the international certification system for management systems. SIC consists of certification bodies in located in the countries of Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. The digitization of certification processes carried out at SIC has opened up new opportunities for collaboration with various organizations. For example, thanks to modern technologies, geography is no longer an obstacle for us in our work, and ready-made solutions optimize the work of notified bodies and require minimal time spent on their implementation.
In the digital economy, many Customers are implementing digital transformation strategies in their lives and want to cooperate with certification bodies that correspond to their level of development, and carry out business relationships through online channels.
Logging into the SIC system is carried out by passing the notification procedure using a special software product sic-pro. The notified body carries out certification of management systems in accordance with uniform rules using unified forms and issuing certificates of a single sample, which contributes to the recognition of certificates issued in the SIC system. All issued certificates are entered in the international register.