Through the certificate, the manufacturer or supplier can demonstrate to the market the ability to obtain and maintain conformity of the processes managed.

The aim of certifying processes is to provide assurance to all interested parties that a process or service fulfils and complies with specified requirements as laid down in standards or other normative documents.

A process certification scheme may include initial testing or inspection activities. Furthermore, assessment of a process’ contributors and suppliers quality management systems can be part of it, as goes for surveillance activities.