World Accreditation Day 2017

Accreditation: Delivering Confidence in Construction and the Built Environment

June 9th 2017 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2017), a global initiative jointly established by IAF and ILAC Chairs to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation delivers confidence in construction and the built environment.

As in previous years, the day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, press and media coverage to communicate the value of accreditation to Government, Regulators, and leaders of the business community.

This year’s poster is now available, along with a joint statement issued by the IAF and ILAC on how accreditation supports those working in this sector, and a brochure to demonstrate how accredited testing, inspection, and certification are being used to provide suppliers, purchasers and specifiers around the world with assurance that construction projects run efficiently, construction sites are safe and reliable materials are used.

The Public Sector Assurance website, jointly created by global quality infrastructure organizations, contains further examples and research to demonstrate the value that accreditation plays in this sector:

Login to the Members area for more information on how to celebrate the day and to download the poster and brochure templates for use in other languages, and follow IAF and ILAC on twitter for the latest updates.

Scroll over the image below for an illustration of the impact and extent that accreditation has in the construction sector and the built environment.