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:
- Business processes and improvement
- 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
- 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).