Today, on World Accreditation Day (WAD), we celebrate the crucial role that accreditation plays in shaping the future of global trade. Jointly organized by ILAC and IAF, this year’s WAD focuses on how accredited services contribute to building strong, flexible, and sustainable global supply chains.
Research by the OECD reveals that up to 80% of world trade involves accredited conformity assessment against international standards. Accreditation, along with standards and regulations, demonstrates the authenticity, traceability, competence, and impartiality of goods and services. It fosters the necessary confidence in quality, safety, and integrity, simplifying global supply chains.
In addition to supporting quality and trade, accreditation contributes to sustainability. The ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, rising energy prices, and trade barriers have led many businesses to compromise on their sustainability goals. WAD 2023 highlights how accreditation aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, helping businesses meet sustainability targets.
You may participate in the virtual event hosted by IAF and ILAC, discussing how accreditation supports global trade. Let’s recognize the importance of accreditation in driving sustainable and efficient global trade.
Registration details and additional resources can be found on the ILAC and IAF websites: https://ilac.org/news-and-events/world-accreditation-day-2023/