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Name Japan Accreditation Board
President Yoshinori Iizuka
Location GOTANDA AN BLDG.3F
22-1 HIGASHIGOTANDA 1-CHOME,
SHINAGAWA-KU, TOKYO 141-0022, JAPAN
Establishment November 1, 1993

Basic Activity

  • accreditation and registration of
    • ISO/IEC 17021 management system certification bodies for
      • ISO 9001 quality management systems,
      • ISO 14001 environmental management systems,
      • ISO/IEC 27001 information security management systems,
      • ISO 22000 food safety management systems,
      • JIS Q 13485 medical device quality management systems,
      • JIS Q 9100 aerospace quality management systems and
      • TL 9000 telecommunications management systems,
    • ISO/IEC 17024 personnel certification bodies,
    • ISO/IEC 17025 testing and calibration laboratories,
    • ISO 15189 medical laboratories,
    • ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies and
    • ISO/IEC Guide 65 product certification bodies;
  • evaluation service based on the MRA Law;
  • publication of certified organizations (companies certified with a quality management system, an environmental management system, and others);
  • promotion of multilateral / mutual recognition from foreign accreditation bodies;
  • surveys and researches;
  • response to complaints, etc. relating to accreditation / certification;
  • Dissemination / enlightenment and public relations activities;
  • exchange of information and cooperation with relevant bodies both in Japan and abroad; and
  • other activities required to achieve JAB's objectives.

Members of

  • MLA (Multilateral Recognition Arrangement) groups for the accreditation of quality and environmental management system certification bodies
  • MRA (Mutual Recognition Arrangement) group for testing (include medical) and calibration laboratories

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