The objectives of ABCB are:


To liaise with and influence bodies whose activities are relevant to the operations of members through informed representation and to represent members’ interests to such bodies

Effective Operation

To promote conditions to support and encourage efficient and profitable certification and/or notification by members and to pursue consistent application of standards

Status of Certification and/or Notification

To increase awareness of the role, value and integrity of independent third party certification and/or notification

Information & Advice

To provide members with timely and, where appropriate, targeted information and advice.

External Relationships

To establish and maintain close working relationships within UKAS, Government and other bodies involved in conformity assessment.


To promote awareness of the benefits of Association membership with the aim of maximising its strength.