» World Accreditation Day 2018

12 March, 2018

9 June 2018 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world.

The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics however show that the expectation is not being matched by the reality. Closing this gap is a vital consideration for government, regulators and businesses, aiming to keep people safer in their work, their domestic life, their journeys and all other parts of their lives.

The day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, and press and media coverage, to provide the opportunity to explore how accreditation can help deliver a safer world and to support businesses, government and regulators to find standards, conformity assessment and accreditation tools to support them in this goal.

To support communication on the day, ILAC and IAF have created:

UKAS will host an event for Public Sector officials at the House of Lords in June, carry out a social media campaign and an email marketing campaign to promote greater adoption of accreditation. UKAS customers and stakeholders are encouraged to promote the day by brand and sharing the materials through their communications channels.

Examples of how accreditation supports Government and Regulators can be found on Public Sector Assurance

Previous World Accreditation Day publications are available here.