Approval and accreditation
Accreditation provides a mark of excellence establishing an organisation has achieved a specific standard of quality - CTSI accreditation goes beyond a competitive distinction from other service providers, it validates commitment to continuous service improvement and ensuring a workforce that is trained and skilled. It assures the highest standards of governance, synonymous with that of a Chartered Institute.
Accreditation is a sign of quality that aids decision making. It increases trust and customer recognition of reputability and success and instills confidence in consumers by providing them with an assurance of quality and the highest possible business performance standards.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute exists to protect consumers, safeguard business and support a thriving economy.
As the body representing and training trading standards professionals throughout the UK, our expertise in regulatory compliance and consumer law is second to none. Our core values are firmly rooted in developing the highest levels of consumer protection and fair-trading practices and support UK businesses to implement, achieve and maintain these standards.
Established for over 130 years and proud of our long history of providing services to government and businesses - our network of the UK’s leading experts that advise government in setting standards on consumer law and our robust and vigorous processes, have earned us our highly regarded and respected reputation as leaders in benchmarking consumer protection and best business practices.
Becoming CTSI accredited shows the public and stakeholders that a business has met and is maintaining a high level of standards set by CTSI and has established itself as an organisation with consumer protection at the heart of its business practices.
Whether it’s the supply chain to authenticate the traceability of goods, call handling and customer service practices, assuring consumers of product safety, or even to validate an organisation is Covid-19 safe, we believe by sharing our expertise and knowledge we can support businesses to be the best.
The CTSI brand is held in high esteem and is instantly recognisable as ethical and trustworthy.
Businesses that achieve the CTSI mark of quality excellence can be proud of their accomplishment and the status this accolade provides. CTSI accreditation offers a fast track route to the top of the selection process by reassuring stakeholders and consumers alike of a commitment to core values and the strive for excellence.
CTSI accreditation distinguishes businesses from that of their competitors and declares a high level of credibility that is associated with alignment to the CTSI brand.