World Accreditation Day 2018

Date: 15 March 2018 

WORLD ACCREDITATION DAY – 9th June 2018

Accreditation delivers a safer world


9th June 2018 we celebrate World Accreditation Day; it is 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 how accreditation delivers a safer world.


The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics however show that the expectation is not being matched by the reality. Closing this gap is a vital consideration for government, regulators and businesses, aiming to keep people safer in their work, their domestic life, their journeys and all other parts of their lives.


The day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, and press and media coverage, to provide the opportunity to explore how accreditation can help deliver a safer world and to support businesses, government and regulators to find standards, conformity assessment and accreditation tools to support them in this goal.

INAB will be preparing a publication to highlight how INAB Accredited CABs contribute to a safer world with input from our key stakeholders

INAB customers and stakeholders are encouraged to promote the day by sharing the materials through their communications channels.

To support communication on the day:

Joint Statement from ILAC and IAF

World Accreditation Brochure