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Protecting the Health and Wealth of New Zealand

Who are we?

IANZ protects the health and wealth of New Zealand by ensuring that the companies who test or inspect the products and services you buy, consume, use or are surrounded by every day, are safe, accurate, and aren't doing us harm.

We do this by ensuring testing laboratories, inspection bodies, building consent authorities and medical imaging providers meet international standards and can demonstrate that they are competent.

Not all laboratories or inspection bodies are accredited, so when you see reports or certificates that carry the IANZ symbol, you can have confidence in results that are trusted in New Zealand.

Protecting and enhancing New Zealand trade

IANZ accreditation is recognised around the world, giving New Zealand companies a competitive advantage and access to new market opportunities.

When our overseas trading partners see that a product has a report or certificate with the IANZ symbol, they can have confidence in results that are world class. IANZ accreditation helps protect New Zealand's global reputation as a responsible producer of quality products.

What is accreditation?

Safeguarding our health, our environment and our economy requires standards - and people committed to upholding them. IANZ accredits companies to global standards of competence set by the International Organisation for Standards (ISO).

These competence standards ensure that accredited companies can reliably determine the required characteristics of materials, products, processes and services.

IANZ accredits against internationally recognised competency standards as well as a number of New Zealand specific regulatory criteria.

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what IANZ accredits

Testing and Calibration Laboratories
Including, chemical, physical, electrical and biological testing and the calibration of measuring instruments.
Competency standards: ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189

Medical Imaging Services
This includes X-Rays, CT, MRI and ultrasound.
Competency standard:  New Zealand Code of Radiology Management Practice (based on ISO 15189)

Inspection Bodies
These include food, water, mechanical and fire safety inspectors.
Competency standard: ISO/IEC 17020

Building Consent Authorities
IANZ accredits against regulatory criteria set by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Benefits of accreditation

IANZ protects the health and wealth of New Zealand by ensuring that the companies who test or inspect the products and services we buy, use, consume, or are surrounded by every day, are safe, accurate and aren't doing us harm. We do this by ensuring testing laboratories, inspection bodies and medical imaging services meet international standards and can demonstrate that they are competent.

For their customers, the IANZ accreditation symbol provides assurance that their results are as good as any in the world. For you and your family, it means the products your buy, consume, use or are surrounded by every day, that have been tested or inspected by an IANZ accredited company, are safe, accurate and unlikely to do you harm.

There are also a number of commercial benefits for IANZ clients, including:

Recognition

Commercially valuable recognition
Assurance
Knowing you are doing the right things and managing your risk
Direction
Simple, actionable advice and direction on what to change

Not all laboratories or inspection bodies are accredited, so when you see reports or certificates that carry the IANZ symbol, you can have confidence in results that are trusted in New Zealand.

For Potential Clients

Thinking about becoming accredited? Looking to export your products overseas?

Click below to see how to get started.

For IANZ Clients

Do you partner with IANZ to protect the health and wealth of New Zealand?

Access information for your accreditation programme from the PROGRAMMES menu above.

For Regulators

IANZ works closely with regulators to support the standards and conformance system.

Click below to find out more.

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