World Accreditation Day, held annually on June 9, is an initiative of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperative (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

    The 2019 theme was Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains

    The ANSI-ANAB animated video illustrates how accreditation adds value to supply chains. We encourage you to share it!
    (Credit: ANSI-ANAB)

    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 tools that deliver value to the supply chain. These tools promote trust and assurance, enabling confidence in products and services and the manner in which they enter the market and are used.

    World Accreditation Day 2019 was celebrated with 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-IAF Resources for World Accreditation Day

    World Accreditation DayIAF Chair Xiao Jinahua and ILAC Chair Etty Feller issued a joint statement in conjunction with World Accreditation Day 2019. IAF and ILAC also offer promotional materials, all of which are available for download and distribution:

    Poster - print version

    Brochure - print version

    Brochure - web version

    Joint IAF-ILAC Statement


    Making the Case for Accreditation

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

    Public- and Private-Sector Recognition

    Federal, state, and local authorities increasingly rely on ANAB accreditation to demonstrate value and assure competency in important public priority areas such as food and product safety and supply chain security. And numerous conformity assessment scheme owners rely on ANAB accreditation to foster consumer confidence, increase the quality and value of their programs, and distinguish themselves in the marketplace.

    Read more about the federal, state, and local jurisdictions that recognize and rely on ANAB accreditation to help ensure safety, quality, and security in supply chains.