Environment

E-WASTE

The scheme is based on AS/NZS 5377:2013 - Collection, storage, transport and treatment of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment. The scheme was developed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and the New Zealand Ministry of Environment to provide a uniform approach to assessing e-waste management systems. The scheme caters to four discrete activities in the e-waste industry, reflected in sections 2-5 of AS/NZS 5377. These are:

Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification

In response to international demand, the national accreditation bodies of the world’s major economies have joined together through the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to harmonise the accreditation requirements for the application of ISO 14065, Greenhouse gases—Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition.

JAS-ANZ offers accreditation of greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and verification bodies to ISO 14065 and IAF Mandatory Document 6 (IAF MD 6) for the application of ISO 14065.

Forest Management Systems Scheme

​The scheme is based on AS 4708:2013 - Sustainable Forest Management and NZS AS 4708:2014- Sustainable Forest Management. The scheme was developed by Australian Forestry Standard Limited and enables forest managers to independently demonstrate that native forests and plantations across Australia and New Zealand are subject to sustainable management practices.

The scheme is endorsed in Australia and New Zealand by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Environmental Management Systems Scheme

The scheme is intended for those conformity assessment bodies that wish to certify organisations to AS/NZS ISO 14001 Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use. Certification under this scheme helps organisations minimise the harmful effects of their activities on the environment, meet legal environmental requirements, and achieve continual improvement of their environmental performance.

The certification standard recognised under the scheme is:

Energy Management Systems Scheme

The scheme is based on ISO 50001:2018 - Energy management systems - Requirements with guidance for use. Compliance with this standard helps organisations improve their energy performance, increase energy efficiency and reduce climate change impacts. ISO 50001 is aligned with other management systems standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, allowing organisations to easily integrate systems

Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme (ISPM 15)

The Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme (AWPCS) was developed by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, formerly known as the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Biosecurity, to ensure that Australian treatment providers and wood packaging manufacturers produce wood packaging material that meets the requirements of the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures - Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging in International Trade (ISPM 15).

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