Vision, mission and core values


The RvA provides services:

  • in a professional, transparent, independent and ethical way;
  • via competent, motivated staff and external networks of experts;
  • in accordance with the specified national and international requirements.

In so doing, it takes into account the interests of the market, government and citizens of the Netherlands.


The core activity of the RvA is the provision of accreditation services. As the national accreditation body the RvA ensures that stakeholders are able to justifiably trust all of the statements of conformity and assessment reports issued under its supervision.

Core values

The RvA is based on the following core values:

  • competence
  • impartiality and independence
  • market focus
  • people focus
  • integrity
  • transparency

The first letters of these words in Dutch spell ‘commit’ – an abbreviation for commitment. It is that commitment, based on our core values, that specifically offers our clients a genuine guarantee of trust.