Cotecna is an ISO 9001 certified and ISO 17020 accredited inspection company and an established member of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA).

Group Certification

Cotecna implements a Quality Management System (QMS) certified to ISO 9001. This certification is conducted by AB Certification on a multi-site basis for significant offices in our network.

For offices operating as Approved Superintendents for the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), the scope of the QMS includes the inspection, sampling and weighing of agricultural commodities in accordance with the GAFTA Code of Practice for Approved Superintendents.

All ISO 9001 audits performed by Cotecna’s certification body include the audit of Cotecna offices’ compliance with the relevant Codes of Practice established by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA)

Group Accreditations

Our service of Verification of Conformity is accredited ISO / IEC 17020:2012. This means that our network has been accredited as an inspection body of type ‘A’ ("third party" inspection services). This accreditation is specifically designed for inspection companies and recognises the technical and management competencies of our Group in this area.

By obtaining this accreditation, Cotecna has demonstrated its capacity and competencies to operate globally, on a large scope of goods, respecting standardised processes while focusing at the same time on its clients’ needs.

Cotecna is also accredited under ISO / IEC 17021-1:2015 by ONAC (Organismo Nacional de Acreditación de Colombia) for HACCP, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO / IEC 27001, ISO 28000, NTC 5555 and NTC 6001. See our full accreditation scope here: -CSG-003.pdf .

Group Memberships

Cotecna is a member of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA), the leading trade association for the TIC sector.

We are a member of Transparency International Switzerland, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Transparency International (TI) brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. The TI mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.

Cotecna is also a founding member of the Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC), a business-to-business association providing a unique platform for the exchange of experiences, projects and ideas between Swiss and African companies. SABC fosters partnerships and is opening new business perspectives between members.

Cotecna is proud of its long-standing partnerships and affiliations with the following organizations: