9 June will mark World Accreditation Day, a global initiative, jointly established by IAF and ILAC, to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2018 focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world.

Providing a safe working environment should not be seen as a regulatory burden, but as a way to:

   - reduce costs
   - lower employee absence and turnover rates
   - suffer fewer accidents
   - lessen the threat of legal action
   - protect reputation for corporate responsibility among investors and customers
   - increase productivity through a healthier and better motivated workforce

Accreditation is the independent evaluation of these conformity assessment bodies against recognised standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their integrity, impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government departments, businesses and wider society can therefore have confidence in the calibration and test results, inspection reports and certifications provided.

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