- CERTIFICATION APPLICATION: the company sends a completed application form to Certiquality, which can be downloaded from the website www.certiquality.it.
- OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE: on the basis of the information supplied, Certiquality sends an offer which, once accepted, will initiate the certification process.
- AUDIT: following a succesful certification audit, a certificate is issued which is valid for five years.
Annual surveillance audits are performed.
Such audits may be integrated with audits against other standards, and particularly with the following: FSC-CoC, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EMAS, REMADE IN ITALY, EPD, Consortzio Italiano Compostatori (CIC) compostability, FOOTPRINT, EUTR (Regulation (EU) No. 995/2010).