Conformity Assessment Bodies (Auditors)

The following auditors are recognised by NZGAP to audit NZGAP certification programmes including NZGAP, NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P equivalent and add on's such as Social Practice and Environmental Management Systems (EMS). 


AsureQuality is a leading provider of food safety and quality assurance services to the primary production and food manufacturing sectors in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. AsureQuality has a long association with the NZGAP programme delivering audits and laboratory testing. Their NZGAP auditors are located throughout the key growing regions of New Zealand and have in depth understanding of the horticulture industry.   

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Margaret Douglas - AsureQuality

NZGAP Programme Coordinator
Phone: +64 3 357 5517

SGS New Zealand Limited

SGS New Zealand Limited is part of a global company providing leading inspection, auditing, certification and verification services. We provide audit services to the following standards: SQF, BRC-Food, Storage and Distribution, Packaging, NZGAP, GlobalGAP, Tesco Nurture and Costco to a wide range of primary producers, food processors and manufacturers.

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Sally Green - SGS NZ Limited

NZGAP Coordinator
Phone:+64 6 831 0881

Accreditation Bodies

Accreditation entails the endorsement of a conformity assessment body’s competence, credibility, independence and integrity in carrying out its conformity assessment activities. This enhances the authority of conformity assessment bodies in conducting its conformity assessment activities in certification and inspection. The ISO defines accreditation as a third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.

Joint Accreditation System of Australia & New Zealand (JAS-ANZ)


JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for accrediting certification bodies to enable them to undertake GAP audits. Third-party accreditation is recognised around the world as the highest and most credible type of recognition that a certification or inspectionbody can obtain. AsureQuality is accredited by JAS-ANZ to undertake GLOBALG.A.P. and NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent audits and certifications. 

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National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB)

The National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies provides accreditation to Certification and Inspection Bodies based on assessment of their competence as per the Board's criteria and in accordance with International Standards and Guidelines. NABCB is internationally recognized and represents the interests of the Indian industry at international forums through membership and active participation with the objective of becoming a signatory to international Multilateral / Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MLA / MRA). SGS is accredited by NABCB to undertake GLOBALG.A.P. and NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent audits and certifications.   

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Certification vs Accreditation

GAP certification is an independent, third-party endorsement of a horticulture business's assurance systems and crops, while accreditation is a third-party endorsement of the audit system within which certified businesses operate (i.e. Accreditation of AsureQuality and SGS NZ Limited).