International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) isn’t a widely known governmental organisation, but one that is nonetheless crucial to ensuring our country’s health and wealth.
“People tend to hear about us when something has gone wrong,” Geoff Hallam says, IANZ’s Technical Development and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
“When we take away someone’s accreditation, then it makes headlines.” The rest of the time IANZ works away in the background ensuring things run smoothly and safely.
An autonomous Crown entity established in 1972, IANZ is the operational arm of the Accreditation Council.
IANZ is a full signatory member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and the regional body, Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation, demonstrating that they are operating in accordance with international standards and that IANZ accreditation is recognised worldwide.
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