April 2, 2019

Supply Chains Are Focus of World Accreditation Day 2019

Supply Chains Are Focus of World Accreditation Day 2019

“Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains” is the theme of World Accreditation Day 2019, which is celebrated June 9.

World Accreditation Day is a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

WAD 2019 Poster-1

Supply chains play a vital role in delivering products and services in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Accreditation and related quality infrastructure tools such as standards, metrology, and conformity assessment, provide tool that help deliver value to the supply chain. These tools help promote trust and assurance, enabling confidence in products and services and the manner in which they enter the market and are used.

As in previous years, World Accreditation Day 2019 will be celebrated with national events, seminars, and media coverage around the globe, providing the opportunity to explore how accreditation can help deliver a safer world and support businesses, government, and regulators seeking standards, conformity assessment, and accreditation tools.

ILAC and IAF produced a poster, brochure, poster, and joint statement from IAF Chair Xiao Jinahua and ILAC Chair Etty Feller in conjunction with World Accreditation Day 2019. All are available for download:
Poster – print version    Poster – web version
Brochure – print version    Brochure – web version
Joint IAF-ILAC Statement 

A video has been published on the IAF-ILAC YouTube channel to support World Accreditation Day 2019.

Making the Case for Accreditation

Need help deciding or convincing others that accreditation is right for your organization? You can find case studies and research on the benefits and value of standards, accreditation, certification, inspection, and testing at the Business Benefits and Public Sector Assurance websites.

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