Quality Assessment

Testing, Monitoring and Certification (TMC)

Accreditation l Recognition

The competence of the department as a material and product testing body for many mechanical-physical and selected chemical tests on wood and wood-based materials is verified by various accreditations and recognitions.

Accreditation as certifying body

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institute WKI, is accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065 through the DAkkS (German Accreditation Body) as a certifying body for the certification of products, processes and services.

Notification certificate of the DAkkS

Accreditation as testing body

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institute WKI, is accredited as testing body in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 through the DAkkS (German Accreditation Body).

Notification certificate of the DAkkS

Accrediation as a certification body for management systems

With the awarding of the certificate by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (German national accreditation body, DAkkS),

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institut WKI, is accredited as a certification body for management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021:2011 through the DAkkS (German Accreditation Body).

Quality management systems from the following business segments can be certified in accordance with ISO 9001:

  • Scope 6: Wood industry (for example wood-based materials manufacturers, parquet manufacturers, sawmills, wood wool insulation manufacturers, etc.)
  • Scope 35: Provision of services to businesses
  • Scope 39: Provision of other public and personal service activities

Notification certificate of the DAkkS

Recognition in accordance with the EU Construction Products Regulation

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institute WKI, has been designated (notified) by the Deutschen Institut für Bautechnik (German Institute for Construction Technology, DIBt) in accordance with the EU Construction Products Regulation (Nr. 305/2011).  As an independent third party, the Institute is entitled to function as follows for the purposes of assessment and testing of performance consistency: 

  • as product certification body,
  • as certification body for factory production control and
  • as testing laboratory.

Notification certificate in accordance with EU Construction Products Regulation (germen) [PDF]

Recognition in accordance with the Lower Saxony building laws (NBauO)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institute WKI, is recognized by the Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Soziales, Frauen, Familie, Gesundheit und Integration (Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Women’s Affairs, Family, Health and Integration) as a testing, monitoring and certification body for construction products and techniques in accordance with the Lower Saxony building laws NBauO.

Notification certificate of the Lower Saxony Ministry

Recognition in accordance with the California Code of Regulations (ATCM)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institute WKI, is recognized by the Californian Air Resources Board (ARB) in accordance with the »California Code of Regulations (ATCM, Title 17, Section 93120.4)«.

Notification certificatein of the Californian Air Resources Board

Recognition in accordance with JIS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm Klauditz Institute WKI, is recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) with regard to JIS standards.

Notification certificate of the Japanese Ministry