The Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has trusted WaarborgHolland B.V. with the implementation of the Hallmarking Act (Waarborgwet) 2019. The objectives of this Act are to protect consumers against fraud and to protect companies against unfair competition. This act stipulates that objects made of precious metal are to be hallmarked in order to make sure they meet the minimum legal standard before they are offered for sale. Both entrepreneurs and private individuals can offer precious metal objects for inspection.
WaarborgHolland is accredited by the RvA in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 (the criteria for laboratories) no. L 210 and ISO/IEC 17020 (the criteria for inspection bodies) no. I 030.