Compliance & Integrity

Part of IPL’s success is attributable to beliefs in respect and integrity. IPL sets high standards and hopes to set this example in the laboratory testing services industry.

In order to define the standards we are adhering to, IPL has put various systems in place and affiliated itself with some of the most prestigious organisations regulating the industry. Below are some of the systems we’ve established in order to maintain our principles and professional integrity: 

IPL is an IANZ (International Accreditation New Zealand) accredited laboratory to NZS/ISO/IEC 17025 standards and has held this status since inception in 1999. IANZ accredited laboratories are recognised in over 65 countries worldwide. This accreditation gives assurance to our customers, employees and stakeholders that IPL is operating professionally and technically under the strictest international standards. IPL is respectful of the IANZ principles and demonstrates this pledge by hiring competent and experienced staff, allowing traceability and integrity of the equipment, validating test methods, ensuring the validity and suitability of results and constantly reviewing management systems. IPL currently has over 15 staff holding IANZ signatory status. We take pride in our Quality Management systems and our commitment to NZS/ISO/IEC 17025 principles.


In order to achieve the best team and organizational performance, IPL believes that all our staff should lead by example, demonstrate honesty, integrity, trust and respect for our peers, customers and suppliers. IPL adheres to a set of values and ethics that sets us apart as a laboratory testing leader.

Safety and Wellbeing

IPL demonstrates a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. A proactive “can do” attitude to safety is expected from all staff in order to maintain a safe work environment. We believe that by encouraging everyone to be involved in and to contribute to safety, we make a difference. Through our Health and Safety committee, we ensure that all voices are heard and that appropriate actions are taken when and where necessary to make our workplace a safe and enjoyable place to be. IPL also holds a tertiary accreditation for the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practice. A Health and Wellbeing programme has been established for our staff because we believe that their healthy lifestyles contributes to individual and organisational success.


IPL demonstrates a strong commitment to minimising our impact on the environment. We have a team responsible for regular assessment and management of hazards within the laboratory. In addition, we promote a culture of reducing, reusing and recycling where practicable. We have installed solar panels for our hot water system and adopted the latest technologies in order to transition to paperless procedures where possible.


As a responsible business, IPL strives achieve best-practice compliance with HSNO legislation therefore minimising the impact our handling of hazardous substances has on people and the environment. There is a major project ongoing to improve gas cylinder storage to meet AS 4332:2004.


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