The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.
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 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.
- Accreditation services to all types of conformity assessment bodies including laboratories (testing, calibration, medical), inspection bodies and certification bodies.
- Proficiency testing programs for laboratories.
- Trainings to staff of conformity assessment bodies on various accreditation related subjects.
- Mandatory registration services to all types of conformity assessment bodies including laboratories (testing, calibration), inspection bodies and certification bodies.