World Accreditation Day - 9 June
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World Accreditation Day is a day celebrated annually on 9th June.
An Overview of the New
It is a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
2023 Theme: "Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Business."
Objective: To raise awareness of the value and importance of recognition.
Promotes the quality, safety and reliability of products, services and systems.
Lowers trade barriers and promotes innovation.
The ILAC/IAF mutual recognition arrangement enhances supply chain efficiency.
Accreditation confirms that conformity assessment bodies (CABs) meet standards.
CABs provide services such as testing, inspection and certification.
History of World Accreditation Day:
World Accreditation Day (WAD) was established in 2008 by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
WAD aims to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation in ensuring quality, safety and reliability.
It is observed annually on 9 June, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) in 1994.
ILAC is an agreement between MRA accreditation bodies that enables mutual recognition of accreditation across countries.
ILAC facilitates international trade by fostering trust and confidence in MRA conformity assessment results.
The WAD serves as a forum for activities and initiatives to increase public understanding of recognition.
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