World Accreditation Day 2024: Supporting the Future of Global Trade


Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future

On Sunday, June 9, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) will join accreditation organizations worldwide to recognize World Accreditation Day (WAD) 2024. Established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperative (ILAC), WAD highlights the important role of accreditation around the globe.

This year’s theme, “Accreditation: Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future,” focuses on the role accreditation and accredited conformity assessment can play in our ever-changing world.

IAF and ILAC have released several resources highlighting WAD 2024, including a video and a brochure. Access World Accreditation Day resources, including the poster and brochure, via the IAF website and the ILAC website. ILAC and IAF have also announced the winners of the WAD 2024 poster competition: creators Japhet Tolosa Celis and Jazzy April Macogue Tolosa.

ANAB Accreditation Programs Empower Tomorrow

As new technology reshapes society, accredited conformity assessment activities impact all sectors. In industries and supply chains where innovative technologies need to be integrated, accreditation services are critical. ANAB offers a wide range of accreditation services to support digitalization and sustainability in the everchanging world.

Product Certification

ANAB provides accreditation for product certification in areas of EPA WaterSense, EPA Energy Star, Sustainable Forestry, AECO Program, and more. ANAB accreditation allows organizations to certify products, processes, and services based on ISO/IEC 17065 and other relevant scheme requirements, supporting the new technologies that are affecting sustainability.

Management Systems

ANAB offers accreditation for ISO/IEC 17021-1 Management Systems programs in areas such as ISO/IEC 27001Information Security Management Systems and ISO/IEC 42001, Artificial Intelligence Management Systems. Accreditation to these standards promotes a culture of responsibility and trust in emerging AI technologies.

Personnel Certification and Certificate Accreditation

ANAB’s Personnel Certification Program under ISO/IEC 17024 ensures organizations are meeting the specific standards of quality and safety when it comes to using these new technologies, such as remote proctoring and Artificial Intelligence, as well as keeping information secure and private.

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

Follow WAD 2024 Festivities

Want to learn more about WAD celebrations around the globe, including national events, seminars, and media coverage? Follow @ANAB_ACCREDIT and join the conversation on social media with #WAD2024