9 June 2017 is World Accreditation Day; the 2017 theme is Delivering Confidence in Construction and the Built Environment.
As the Chairs of the two leading global accreditation organisations Xiao Jianhua (IAF) and Merih Malmqvist Nilsson(ILAC) say in their joint statement, ‘World Accreditation Day 2017 focuses on how accreditation delivers confidence in construction and the built environment. Standards, conformity assessment and accreditation are well established and accepted tools that are used to support the construction industry, building owners and operators from contractors to manufacturers, designers and architects, to structural and civil engineers. They are also used by policy makers, local authorities and regulators to support construction based regulation, environmental protection, public safety, fraud prevention, public trust and innovation.
Illustrations of how conformity assessment helps public officials – regulators, central and local government – fulfill their obligations in supporting the construction and built environment sector can be viewed at the Public Sector Assurance website.
If you want to keep in touch with other World Accreditation Day information and events from our the globe, check out the #WAD2017.