Meeting ever-increasing demands
The theme of this year's WAD is to show how accreditation can be used to respond to risk-related developments.
For example, standards and accreditations can provide common reference points and thus serve as independent proof of trust when dealing with complex and fragmented supply chains. Creating common standards can also reduce transaction costs to facilitate trade between different countries.
In addition, accreditations can be used to support consumers' growing awareness of sustainability, for example, by enabling standards to promote environmentally friendly practices. Accredited conformity assessments provide assurance that requirements, such as in pollution monitoring and the application of ISO 14001 environmental management systems, are being met.
Standards and accreditations must be continuously developed to meet the changing needs of industry and support the trade systems necessary to positively influence and facilitate worldwide commerce in the future. This in turn plays a key role in supporting the trade-related SDG targets:
- SDG 1: No poverty
- SDG 2: Zero hunger
- SDG 3: Good health and well-being
- SDG 5: Gender equality
- SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
- SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- SDG 10: Reduced inequality
- SDG 14: Life below water
- SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the goal
More about World Accreditation Day 2023
WAD 2023 is an opportunity for the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and their members to demonstrate how accreditation supports the future of global trade. In doing so, both IAF and ILAC will provide a wide range of information explaining the role of accreditation, including further examples of its application.
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