Why obtain certification? To respond to our clients’ demands for quality as well as our own high standards. We provide our clients with iron clad guarantees in terms of responsiveness, reliability, confidentiality, professionalism, and, of course, quality service--and we have the certifications from esteemed organizations to back up our claims. We also maintain membership in multiple translation-related organizations that establish standards for quality, rigor, and processes.
In addition to ensuring high service quality, certifications also help translation firms achieve ongoing improvement. This is because we must remain compliant with the current provisions and requirements as well as of the versions to come.
Our certifications and memberships include: NEN-ISO 17100, CNET, EUATC, VViN, ATA
Powerling has been NEN-ISO 17100:2015 certified since 2015.
This certification is based on the European standard ISO 17100: Translation Services and calls for a client-oriented approach to the translation process. It is an international quality assurance dedicated to improving companies, including their processes, products, and employees.
Kiwa certifications are supported by inspection, testing, technology, training, and data services. Several accrediation organizations provide regular assessments to Kiwa certified companies and regularly analyze businesses to safeguard against conflicting interests. It is routinely audited by external organizations and qualified by governmental bodies.
For more information about Kiwa, please visit www.kiwa.nl
CNET is the French Chamber of Translation Companies, a professional body founded in 1976 by the managers of translation companies wishing to promote a higher image for the industry. Powerling has been a member of CNET since 2002, and Powerling CEO Pierrick Mathieu acted as CNET president from 2010 to 2013.
CNET is one of the seven founding members of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC), which was created in 1994. Through the EUATC, CNET is active in Europe, taking part in debates, discussions, and initiatives with the European representatives of the translation profession. CNET has also established a translation-specific certification in collaboration with Bureau Veritas.
For more information about CNET, please visit www.cnetfrance.org
Powerling has been a member of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC) through CNET since 2011. As a truly international organization, the EUATC is a forum for translation companies, enabling them to speak with a united voice and providing them with the opportunity to lobby on issues affecting the translation industry. The EUATC is recognized by the European Commission in Brussels. A major opinion leader sought out for consultation by key international institutions, it participates in influencing European policy and decision-making.
EUATC was the prime mover of EN 15038, the European standard for translation services, and many members worked on the project throughout its three-year development. The EUATC is proactive in promoting the translation industry and is committed to developing high standards for the translation practice across Europe.
For more information about the EUATC, please visit www.euatc.org
Powerling has been a member of VViN since 2000. VViN strives for ongoing improvement in the quality of services provided by translation agencies in the Netherlands. This benefits not only the agencies, but also the agencies' clients.
The VViN was founded in 1994 under the name Association of Translation Agencies (ATA). In 2012 ATA changed its name to VViN. The reason for this was that the abbreviation ATA was sometimes mistaken for the American Translators Association and furthermore, ATA did not refer to the organisation's Dutch origins, whereas VViN does.
Nowadays most large translation agencies in the Netherlands and a large number of middle-sized and small agencies are affiliated to the VViN.
VViN also took the initiative to set up the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC), of which it is currently an active and influential member.
For more information about the VViN, please visit www.vvin.nl
Powerling has been a member of American Translators Association since 2015
ATA, founded in 1959, is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with nearly 11,000 members in more than 95 countries. ATA's primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions. Members include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.
For more information about ATA, please visit www.atanet.org