Product Quality Certification

Austral Plywoods manufactures to Australian/New Zealand plywood standards, and complies with the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) Quality Control Programme and Product Certification Scheme. This quality system is accredited by the Joint Accreditation System - Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as a product certification programme. JAS-ANZ is the peak accreditation body in Australia and New Zealand established under treaty by the governments of both countries.

It is significant that products certified under a JAS-ANZ accredited programme are automatically deemed to satisfy the product certification requirements of the Building Code of Australia. Additionally JAS-ANZ accredited product certification satisfies the acceptance requirements of State and Commonwealth Government purchasing authorities. Efforts will continue to have the JAS-ANZ product certification programme recognised by Australia's international trading partners. JAS-ANZ accreditation adds further credibility to the already well accepted EWPAA Brand Stamps.

The JAS-ANZ accredited EWPAA Quality Control Programme and Product Certification Scheme is a sophisticated programme structured to meet the requirements specified in the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Document, Assessment and Verification of Conformity to Standards and Technical Specifications - System No. 5.

Note: Plywood available in the marketplace is often described as "certified" although this usually refers to an environmental certification only (ie PEFC or FSC). An environmental certification does not provide any assurances as to "fitness for purpose".  Austral Plywoods branded plywood provides both a product quality certification and an environmental certification.