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Accreditation: Delivering confidence in construction and the built environment

WAD 2017 Poster


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Joint Statement from Xiao Jianhua and Merih Malmqvist Nilsson

Note: The French and Spanish translations of the Brochure are available from the French page and the Spanish page of the ILAC website. A video in Spanish is also available from here, as well as the English translation from here.

9 June 2017 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 delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Sector Assurance website www.publicsectorassurance.org has been established to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support 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, and press and media coverage, to communicate the value of accreditation to those working in the sector including building owners, operators, contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, and structural and civil engineers.  As well as demonstrating how accreditation is used by policy makers, local authorities and regulators to support construction-based regulation, environmental protection, public safety, fraud prevention, public trust and innovation.

To find out what is happening locally to you, please contact your local accreditation body for further details.

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.

Previous World Accreditation Day publications are available here.