The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) is a not for profit self-funded organization established in 1991 by the Australian and New Zealand governments with the purpose of enhancing national, trans-tasman and international trade and achieving international recognition for the excellence of Australian and New Zealand goods and services through accreditation.
We are an independent, third-party accreditation body that helps markets work better by providing internationally recognised accreditation services through a process of systematic and comprehensive assessment of certification, inspection, verification and validation bodies.
JAS-ANZ structures its activities around five distinct disciplines or programs: management systems certification, product certification, personnel certification, inspection, and greenhouse gas validation and verification. Under these five programs, JAS-ANZ recognises over 125 public and proprietary schemes. The schemes provide a level of confidence to support exchange of products and services across a wide range of industry sectors. Schemes effectively combine the discipline of accreditation with the requirements of a scheme owner. Scheme owners may be industry associations, regulatory authorities or accredited bodies.
JAS-ANZ is also part of an international network of organisations that perform similar services on behalf of governments. Internationally the network is the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and regionally it is the Asia Pacific Accrediation Cooperation (APAC). JAS-ANZ is a signatory to a number of bilateral, regional and international agreements. These agreements provide international recognition and acceptance of JAS-ANZ accredited certificates and inspection reports. Including accreditation activity and technical assistance projects, JAS-ANZ provides services in over 20 countries with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. JAS-ANZ maintains corporate offices in Canberra, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand.