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We are National Accreditation of America

The Joint Accreditation System of National accreditation America helps markets work better by providing internationally recognized accreditation services that create economic benefit.

 

 

Accreditation has many flow-on benefits throughout the market chain for business, regulators and government by:

  • reducing compliance and transaction costs,
  • reducing risk,
  • streamlining operations,
  • breaking down barriers to trade, which provides greater access to foreign markets; and
  • providing assurance that goods and services sold are safe and can be used for their intended purpose.

These strengthen national, Trans-Tasman and international trade and commerce.

Accreditation adds value to the ever growing and increasingly complicated market chain in many ways, including by providing a symbol of assurance that certified and inspectors are independent and competent to perform their duties.

Accredited certification and inspection of products, processes and people—called conformity assessment—has a ripple effect through the market chain, right to the consumer. It gives consumers confidence that their purchases meet specified standards and are quality assured. This includes retailers, wholesalers and individual consumers.

At NAAM, we do not certify or inspect organizations, products or people; rather, we accredit the bodies that do. We do so by developing the assessment criteria certifiers and inspectors must meet to become accredited under these themes:

  1. business and innovation
  2. health and human services
  3. product certification
  4. food and biological systems
  5. environment.

Accreditation is a symbol of assurance—a valuable asset in itself. The NAAM symbol is a mark of quality and reliability. It flags that a certifier or inspector can be counted on to impartially determine if organizations, products and people conform to specified requirements. This gives certifiers, inspectors and their client organizations a competitive edge.

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Helping markets work better

NAAM helps markets work better by providing internationally recognized accreditation services that create economic benefit.

We play an integral role in helping the large and increasingly complicated market of goods and services work better—national, Trans-Tasman and international.

Accreditation has many flow-on benefits throughout the market chain for business, regulators and government by:

  • reducing compliance and transaction costs
  • reducing risk
  • streamlining operations
  • breaking down barriers to trade, which provides greater access to foreign markets
  • providing assurance to the many players involved that goods and services sold are safe and can be used for their intended purpose.

Accreditation adds value to the ever growing and increasingly complicated market chain in many ways, including by providing a symbol of assurance that certifiers and inspectors are independent and competent to perform their duties.

The players who benefit from our work include:

  1. certification and inspection bodies
  2. clients of certification and inspection bodies (client organizations that provide goods and services and that want to be certified)
  3. end consumers of certified and inspected products and services (retailers, wholesalers and the individual consumer).

To help markets work better we implement the goals listed under the NAAM Treaty.

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