As of 17 June 2009 19 BEE Verification Agents have been accredited by SANAS (South African National Accreditation System). SANAS are responsible for ensuring that BEE verification is impartial and reliable.
If the verification agency you have used is not one of the accredited ones, it does not mean that your BEE certificate is now worthless. There is a transition period during which certificates from agencies still awaiting accreditation are still valid. To find out how this works click here.
**Please note that BEE.co.za is not associated with nor reccomend any of the above verification agents and can not be held responsible for any loss or damages associated with the users future or current dealings with the above mentioned verification agents**
What does accreditation mean for BEE
Accreditation is an extremely important milestone for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) as it means that there are now reliable accredited verification agents. The accreditation of BEE verification agent both protects clients and guarantees service levels. Accreditation is not once off, and because SANAS goes back to the verification agents every 6 months to check on their processes the is a guarantee that future services will be compliant with the BEE Codes.
What is the next step?
Accreditation insures that clients can trust verification agents, this in-turn will increase the number of businesses that go through verification. If you have done this before you will understand the process of verification preperation and its time-consuming nature. BEE.co.za offers verification preperation services that maximise our client's BEE scores.