Each year on 09 June, IAF and ILAC celebrate World Accreditation Day (WAD). The theme for WAD 2023 as Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade.
Global trade is ready for a strong but uneven recovery after the shock of the pandemic, according to the World Trade Organization, and merchandise trade volumes are expected to grow while remote working helped to boost sectors like electronic goods.
Trade dynamics will be influenced by big trends: changes in trade barriers, innovative technologies, ethical business requirements, and climate change adaptation on the part of government and business.
This theme will showcase how accreditation and accredited conformity assessment activities support the ongoing global supply chain restructuring that continues to be a source of trade normalization as firms seek new markets and investment opportunities to build resilient and flexible supply chains. This is likely to reinforce long-term growth in multilateral and bilateral trade relationships and augment the value of the ILAC/IAF mutual recognition arrangements in promoting greater supply chain efficiency and resilience.
The theme encompasses a wide variety of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including:
- SDG 1: No Poverty;
- SDG 2: Zero Hunger;
- SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being;
- SDG 5: Gender Equality;
- SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth;
- SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure;
- SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities;
- SDG 14: Life Below Water;
- SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.
The NAB-MALTA is the national accreditation body in Malta responsible for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies. Should you be interested to have further information you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.