ISO/IEC 17025:2017 demonstrates technical competence within a defined scope for the operation of laboratory management systems
Mumbai – May 15, 2023 – GIA India has successfully been granted the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17025:2017 certification for the operations of its grading laboratories in Mumbai and Surat. The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 demonstrates technical competence within a defined scope for the operation of laboratory management systems.
GIA India successfully completed the accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 through a third-party accreditation board, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The ISO 17025 standard specifies the general requirements for competence, impartiality, and consistent operation of laboratories.
Fredy Hansotia, Senior Director – Laboratory Operations, GIA India, said, “ISO is one of the most rigorous and well-regarded standards in the world. Being granted the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certification demonstrates our continuous commitment to provide the highest recognised quality in laboratory operations to deliver consistent, reliable, and precise results, based on GIA’s globally recognised diamond grading standards, to protect consumers and meet the needs of our clients.”
Sriram Natarajan, Managing Director of GIA India, said, “As the creators of the 4Cs of diamond quality and the International Diamond Grading SystemÔ, GIA has been at the forefront of developing and maintaining global standards for diamond grading. The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certification underpins the integrity of GIA reports, the trust that the industry and the public place in them.”
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GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. (‘GIA India’) is an independent subsidiary of the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. (‘GIA’). Established in 1931, GIA is recognised as the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognised around the world as the standard for diamond quality.
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