Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand

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Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand
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Logo and mark of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAC-ANZ)
Abbreviation JAS-ANZ
Formation 30 October 1991 (26 years ago) (1991-10-30)
Type International organization
Purpose Certification mark
Headquarters Canberra and Wellington
Area served
Australia and New Zealand
Membership
Australia and New Zealand
Chief Executive Officer
James Galloway
Website www.jas-anz.org

Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) is an accreditation authority and framework, with the purpose 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 provides a certification mark for use on goods and services that meet accreditation requirements.[1]

JAS-ANZ was established by International treaty titled Agreement between Australia and New Zealand concerning the Establishment of the Council of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) signed in Canberra on 30 October 1991, to strengthen the trading relationship between the two countries and with other countries.[2]

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
  • 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. Included (but independent) are the AS/NZS standards.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JAS ANZ". www.jas-anz.org. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Agreement between Australia and New Zealand concerning the Establishment of the Council of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) ATS 44 of 1991”. Australasian Legal Information Institute, Australian Treaties Library. Retrieved on 15 April 2017.

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