Press Release – International Accreditation New Zealand
International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) is pleased to announce that it has won the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundations’ Business Achievement Award for 2011.IANZ wins Business Excellence Achievement Award
International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) is pleased to announce that it has won the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundations’ Business Achievement Award for 2011.
IANZ provides recognition that technical organisations are competent. These include medical testing laboratories, building consent authorities, breast-screening providers, electrical safety testing laboratories, and fire safety inspection bodies, along with many others.
It is important that IANZ itself is seen as credible in its own operation – hence the Business Excellence journey.
Many regulators around the world require testing or inspection to be done by accredited organisations, and the national accreditation authority (IANZ) to be globally recognised. While IANZ has such recognition, we see the elements of Business Excellence adding a more comprehensive framework around our business practice.
This award provides recognition in other areas – leadership; strategy and vision; the relationships with our customers and how we develop our market, developing the IANZ team, as well as our basic business processes and the way we analyse and report business information and results.
IANZ has had good systems and processes in place for many years, but these values were not well understood by others and the perception was, we were not proactive in gaining recognition for what we were accomplishing. This award is proof that the results we are achieving are now evident to a wider audience, not just our team and our Board, but also to our customers and the wider community.