Each year on 09 June, IAF and ILAC celebrate World Accreditation Day (WAD) with our members, partners, stakeholders and other organizations in the field of conformity assessment. We’re excited to announce the theme for WAD 2023 as Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade.
This theme will showcase how accreditation and accredited conformity assessment activities support the ongoing global supply chain restructuring that continues to be a source of trade normalization as firms seek new markets and investment opportunities to build resilient and flexible supply chains. This is likely to reinforce long-term growth in multilateral and bilateral trade relationships and augment the value of the ILAC/IAF mutual recognition arrangements in promoting greater supply chain efficiency and resilience.
The theme encompasses a wide variety of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including 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 Inequalities; SDG 14: Life Below Water; and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. Case studies and research on benefits that accreditation can provide in support of the SDGs are available on the Public Sector Assurance and Business Benefits websites.
The IAF and ILAC poster contest to develop the official WAD 2023 poster will commence 26 October 2022, with a submission deadline of 23:59 UTC on 22 November 2022. All interested parties are welcome to explore our theme of Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade with up to three entries. The contest winner will receive USD 1,500, while the two runners-up will receive USD 500 each.
The contest rules, including instructions for how to submit entries, are available here. Read about last year’s winner and runners-up here.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!