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Product Certification - S mark certification

The Sign of Compliance, Safety and Reliability

Business Challenge

WHAT IS THE ‘S’ MARK?


The Product Certification ‘s’Mark was established in 1944 by Standards New Zealand and has been
maintained by Bureau Veritas since 1997. The ‘S’ Mark has become the leading assurance of product
performance and safety in Australasia. It is a powerful marketing tool that can give your product point
of sale impact and differentiate it from the competition in advertising, tendering and sales presentations.

The ‘S’ Mark is the independent symbol of approval. It carries a three-fold message:


- Compliance
- Control
- Confidence

Solution

BENEFITS OF THE ‘S’ MARK


Once you have the ‘S’ Mark prominently displayed on your product, its packaging and advertising, you

open up a whole new avenue to gaining the marketing edge.


Competitive Advantage: In today’ s increasingly cost-competitive and deregulated markets, consumers
are constantly seeking assurance of the performance and quality of products. Proudly displaying
the ‘S’ Mark provides this assurance in a highly visible way, instantly setting your product apart from
the competition. The ‘s’ Mark tells your customers that you are committed to quality and that you
have the confidence to regularly have your product independently assessed. Many corporate and government
purchases give preference to products with the ‘S’ Mark. It also tells regulatory authorities

(e.g. transport, building) that your product performs to their requirements.


Quality: Regular independant assessment of you production system allows you to fine-tune processes,

improve efficiency and reduce costs, You can have real confidence and pride in your product.


Partnership: From your processes.When you gain the S-Mark, you form a partnership with Bureau
Veritas to get maximum benefit

Why Choose Bureau Veritas

Network: 5,700 skilled auditors operating in over 100 countries offer a unique combination of international
and local expertise, providing consistent services wherever our clients reside.
Expertise: Our auditors have extensive knowledge of specific industry sectors, local regulations,
markets andlanguage, that enable them to provide solutions to meet your individual needs.
Recognition: Bureau Veritas Certification is recognised by national and international accreditation
bodies across the world.
Mark of global recognition: The Bureau Veritas Certification mark is a globally recognised symbol of
your organisation’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHAT PRODUCTS HAVE THE ‘S’ MARK?

    The ‘S’ Mark is associated with a wide range of products.

    Child Restraints
    • Safety Footwear
    • Buoyancy Aids
    • Protective Clothing
    • Safety Glass
    • Steel Reinforcement
    • Timber Products
    • Construction products
    • Plumbing Products
    • Pipes & Fittings
    • Fire Hydrants
    • Cement & Concrete

    The ‘S’ Mark is also associated with the adventure industry with a number of bungy operations certified to display the‘S’Mark at their sites. The ‘S’ Mark gives your purchasers the assurance that a product or service complies with a
    Standard. It ensures that the certified manufacturer will continue to meet the Standard. They can trust the ‘S’ Mark as a sign of quality, reliability, consistency and suitability (fitnesss for purpose). If you are required to comply with Standards for regulatory purposes, independent third-party certification can make those processes easier.

  • GETTING THE ‘S’ MARK

    The first step is to make contact with Bureau Veritas. Our Product Certification staff can explain the best way to proceed, the tests and factory inspections that will be required and the costs of participating in an ‘S’ mark certification program Otherwise, if you would like the full ‘S’ Mark application details, visit our website to download the Product Certification Enquiry Questionnaire and / or call us.

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