The Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) is established by the Law 4468/2017; a non-profit legal entity of private law with the purpose of the implementation and management of the National Accreditation System, has administrative and financial autonomy and is supervised by the Minister of Economy and Development.
The Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) has been appointed as the National Accreditation Body of Greece according to the requirements of Article 4 of the Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 according to which each Member State shall appoint a single national accreditation body.
ESYD employs external assessors and experts. The assessors are selected and trained according to strictly defined criteria and procedures and they must comply with specific regulations concerning their independence, integrity and confidentiality.
For granting accreditation certificate, an on-site assessment is carried out of the candidate conformity assessment body by a team of assessors and possibly experts, whose members have in-depth knowledge of the relevant technical subject and experience in the assessment of quality management systems.