JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (CABs) in the fields of certification and inspection. Accreditation by JAS-ANZ demonstrates the competence and independence of these CABs.
JAS-ANZ accredits 72 CABs who in turn certify some 60,000 organisations. Including accreditations and technical assistance projects JAS-ANZ provides services in over 20 countries.
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.
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 Agreement between Australia and New Zealand establishing the Governing Board, Technical Advisory Council and Accreditation Review Board of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (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 operating anywhere in the world. Accreditation programmes are accessible to all conformity assessment bodies, irrespective of size, location or affiliations, whose operations include activities for which accreditation programmes are currently
JAS-ANZ operations are overseen by a Governing Board. The Technical Advisory Council and the Accreditation Review Board allow JAS-ANZ to bring technical expertise and stakeholder involvement to the development of accreditation programmes and the accreditation decision respectively.
The JAS-ANZ Secretariat, located in Canberra, Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand, is the administrative arm of the Board. The Secretariat is responsible for administering the accreditation process, coordinating the technical committees associated with the accreditation programmes, providing input into national and international committees and working groups, and the development of new accreditation programmes.
JAS-ANZ operations are overseen by a governing board comprising of ten members, six of whom are appointed by the Australian Government, and three by the New Zealand Government. The Chief Executive of JAS-ANZ is the tenth member.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. In short, UKAS ‘checks the checkers’. UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. UKAS is independent of Government.
UKAS is appointed as the national accreditation body by Accreditation Regulations 2009 (SI No 3155/2009) and the EU Regulation (EC) 765/2008. UKAS operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government, through the Secretary of State for Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
UKAS is licensed by BEIS to use and confer the national accreditation symbols (formerly national accreditation marks) which symbolise Government recognition of the accreditation process.
UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies. UKAS accredited certification, testing, inspection and calibration reduces the need for suppliers to be assessed by each of their customers.
UKAS' involvement in international groups such as EA, IAF and ILAC, provides for mutual recognition. This reduces the need for multiple assessments of suppliers, and as a consequence helps to reduce barriers to trade for organisations who have UKAS accreditation
Dubai Accreditation Centre (DAC), approved under the Dubai Municipality, Govt. of Dubai. Accreditation by DAC is formal recognition that a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) is competent to carry out specific tasks, i.e. specific types of tests, calibration methods, inspections, or certification activities. The specific areas of competence are specified in the scope of accreditation.
DAC accreditation is granted after detailed assessment of the competence of the CAB staff against defined technical and management system criteria. This assessment is conducted by DAC permanent staff in association with external experts, referred to as Technical Assessors, being assessed as per the Technical Standards. External Technical Assessors can be found in the particular field of technology or industry; in CABs, manufacturing companies, Universities, research centers and some governmental departments
ABAS is an independent accreditation body secured to work accreditation structure and advertise quality through its own particular Notice of Companionship and Guidelines & Regulations.
ABAS was built in USA to give accreditation to convey on four objectives identifying with Respectability and Trust, Exchange Help, Linkages, and Global Acknowledgement. Accreditation encourages worldwide notoriety by the method for building comparability and worldwide acknowledgement of affirmation, assessment and testing being attempted by different congruity appraisal bodies in of Quality, Environment, food safety and so on. ABAS points at pushing quality by empowering makers and suppliers of merchandise/ services to apply quality standards and devices and at the same time engaging buyers to request quality products/services. The advancement of value incorporates all fragments including assembling, wellbeing, training and open administrations.
DAkkS is the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany. Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 and the Accreditation Body Act (AkkStelleG), it acts in the public interest and as the sole provider of accreditationsin Germany.
DAkkS is a non-profit organisation. Shareholders of the GmbH (company with limited liability) are the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal states and the industry represented by the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V. (BDI; Federal Association of German Industry).
DAkkS is entrusted by the federal government to carry out its public authority accreditation tasks. As such, DAkkS is subject to the government's technical, legal and financial supervisory authority. DAkkS applies German administrative law as part of its public authority accreditation activities.
Quality Accreditation Services Limited is Independent and non-profitable board responsible for providing accreditation for Certification bodies/ Agencies in the fields of Management system certifications and Independent third party inspection. QASL Accreditation demonstrates the impartiality, competence and independence of these CABs.
QASL don’t have any link with any of the bodies/ agencies accredited by QASL directly or indirectly. Except the fact that each bodies management system has been independently assessed as per relevant standard.
Accreditation reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited bodies are competent to carry out the work they undertake. Accreditation bodies which are members of IAF are required to operate at the highest standard and require the bodies they accredit to comply with appropriate international standards.
Certificates issued by bodies accredited by members of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) are relied upon all over the world because the MLA assures customers that the certificate is credible.