Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand

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The purpose of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) is to enhance national, trans-tasman and international trade via accreditation to achieve international recognition for the excellence of Australian and New Zealand goods and services.

JAS-ANZ was established in 1991 by the Australian and New Zealand governments to strengthen the trading relationship between the two countries and with other countries.

The JAS-ANZ Treaty requires JAS-ANZ to operate a joint accreditation system and to deliver on four goals relating to Integrity and Confidence, Trade Support, Linkages and International Acceptance.

JAS-ANZ is a not for profit, self-funding international organisation. It is non-discriminatory in that it will accept applications from conformity assessment bodies (CABs) operating anywhere in the world.

JAS-ANZ offers accreditation programs and will work together with regulatory bodies to create certification schemes in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Business processes and improvement
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Health and Human Services.

JAS-ANZ offers accreditation for the following programmes:

  • Management systems certification such as quality management systems (AS/NZS ISO 9001), environmental management systems (AS/NZS ISO 14001) and others
  • Product certification such as Codemark, Watermark and others
  • Personnel certification
  • Inspection
  • Greenhouse Gas validation and verification

JAS-ANZ has accredited 67 conformity assessment bodies (as of June 2009) who have certified over 50,000 organisations in over 20 countries.

JAS-ANZ is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the Association of Accredited Certification Bodies (AACB).

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