Today is World Accreditation Day, which focuses on the support accreditation delivers as a tool for all areas in the public sector – national and local government, regulators. Accreditation is a global tool that helps to address local, national and international needs for governments. The theme is 'Accreditation: A global tool to support Public Policy'.
The Chairs of ILAC and IAF have issued a joint statement to introduce the importance of the theme, and a brochure is available for download for further information.
The Public Sector Assurance website has been launched to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support public policy efforts. From assisting forensic science in the UK, to effective voluntary programmes in the US, to improving the delivery of food safety in Australia, to protecting consumers in the safety of products in the Gulf Coast Countries, the site demonstrates real examples where public policy is being delivered using accreditation. The site also contains links to independent research that confirms that accreditation can be a valuable tool to policy officials.
A video has also been produced to provide a quick tour of the site.
Please contact your local Accreditation Body to find out what activities are planned near you.
Best wishes from ILAC & IAF.