Joint Statement from Emanuele Riva and Etty Feller
June 9th 2022 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2022), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation.
This year’s theme, Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment, focuses on how accreditation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
A joint statement released by the Chairs of IAF and ILAC introduces the importance of accreditation in supporting the implementation of the SDGs.
The WAD 2022 poster was created by Punyasorn Lumjuan and is the result of a competition run by ILAC and IAF. You can find more information on the design and the creator here.
This year ILAC and IAF have developed some social media cards for the different SDGs addressed in this year’s theme. Members are encouraged to use these on their own social media and can apply their own logos, imagery and/or text.
As in previous year’s a Joint Statement from the ILAC and IAF Chairs will be issued as well as a brochure and video to promote the event.
Follow ILAC and IAF on Twitter for more information about accreditation supporting the implementation of the SDGs in the period leading up to WAD.
While the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing policies may again disrupt physical WAD events, we encourage you to celebrate with us online using the hashtag #WAD2022 and to contact your local accreditation body for further details on local media and online seminars and programs they may be organising.
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.