VPGI Certification B.V. conducts certification and control audits in the field of security printing management systems. Specifically related to the following standards: ISO 14298:2013, CWA 15374:2018 and SMSi. These audits are conducted globally (except for SMSi which is only applicable for the Benelux market).
All mentioned standards are process-based standards and not product certification standards. The process-based standards evaluate the (management) processes within an organisation. The conformity to the standards therefore guarantees maximum security from sales to delivery.
The certification procedure can vary per standard. In general a certification cycle covers a three year cycle. The first audit is always the certification audit and the upcoming two years a control audit is conducted. After three years a re-certification audit is conducted in the scope of continuous improvement.