GAB is an accreditation body in Qatar, established by GORD as an independent legal entity to provide accreditation services to third party conformity assessment bodies (also known as Certification Bodies).
Accreditation determines the technical competence and integrity of the processes of organizations offering verification, certification, inspection, testing and calibration services. These services are collectively known as conformity assessment.
Accreditation is gradually being recognized as a valuable tool across a wide range of government policy areas including better regulation, good governance, voluntary standards, fair markets and public confidence. It has been recognized by many governments and regions as an effective market-led tool to deliver and cascade policy decisions more efficiently, thereby helping the governments deliver on their obligations in diverse areas, such as climate change, quality, healthcare, production of food, personnel safety, energy supply and use, etc.
GAB is a member of regional and international accreditation cooperation forums