June 9th 2024 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2024), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation.

This year’s theme, Accreditation: Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future focuses on how accreditation can help shape various aspects of life in our changing world.

Together with these celebrations, the importance of improving the quality of products and services and enhancing the competitiveness of enterprises, Accreditation has been a key pillar of societal assurance for decades, and now underpins trust in almost every aspect of everyday life. Accredited conformity assessment can enable the development and adoption of new technologies, particularly in industries and supply chains where precision, safety and quality are critical. It can support cybersecurity and privacy in an increasingly connected world. As sustainability remains a major concern, accreditation can help consumers and businesses make informed decisions.

IAF and ILAC will also be holding a virtual event on 10 June, with more information to be released closer to the date. We encourage everyone to attend the virtual event, celebrate with us online using the hashtag #WAD2024, and contact your local accreditation body for details on local media and online seminars and programs they may be organising.