Certification substantiates that the characteristics of an offering comply with those described in a reference system, drawn up with all of the stakeholders. This sign of quality aims to give the users confidence in the advantages of an offering in synch with targeted market expectations. This voluntary procedure gives stakeholders a visible way of differentiating their products and services from the competition.
As an approved certification body, the CSTB plays a key role in the certification of construction products and services. Together with its partners and subsidiaries, the CSTB is also a major certifier of construction works and skills in France as well as internationally.
The CSTB’s certification activities are accredited by COFRAC, the French accreditation committee. Certification is carried out under accreditation no. 5-0010 (list of sites and scope available at www.cofrac.fr).