SAZ Certification Services is accredited to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for its QMS ZWS ISO 9001, EMS ZWS ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification schemes. The accreditation body is South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS). SANAS is a signatory to Multi-Lateral Arrangements( MLA) through the International Accreditation Forum(IAF) and this means that certifications issued by SAZ under its QMS and EMS are internationally recognised. The QMS ZWS ISO 9001 has been accredited since 1999 and over the years continual accreditation has been recommended. The EMS ZWS ISO 14001 has been accredited since 2001 and over the years continual accreditation has been recommended. SAZ attained its ZWS OHSAS 18001 accreditation in September 2015. This is a notable achievement in line with SAZ strategy to increase the accreditation scope for its certification services.
SAZ certification is proud of this great achievement and also takes pride in its certified and potential clients which play a pivotal role in the maintenance of accreditation. As accreditation centres on competence , SAZ Certification is committed and continually improves its quality management system based on ZWS ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 to ensure that competences of all personnel involved in the certification activities meet requirements. Work is at various stages for the accreditation of ZWS ISO 22000/FSSC 22000 to ZWS ISO/IEC 17021 and product certification to ZWS ISO/IEC 17065.