Accreditation:Adding Value to Supply Chains

time:2019-04-26 11:16:00  Author:  Source:

  June 9th of each year is the World Accreditation Day. In 2007, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) jointly established June 9th as the “International Accreditation Day” to promote the global development of accreditation. Since 2010, the “International Accreditation Day” has been renamed as “World Accreditation Day”.

  Every year, on the World Accreditation Day, commemorative events will be held in all countries of the world. China's annual "World Accreditation Day" theme activities closely integrate with the overall situation of national development, and mobilize all sectors of society to participate. They have various forms, large scale , powerful influence and international perspective with the Chinese characteristic. All parties in the society have conducted extensive exchanges, enhanced mutual understanding, passed on trust, and jointly promoted the good practices of certification and accreditation. China's “World Accreditation Day” has become a well-known brand for quality promotion and an effective method for promoting certification and accreditation work.


  This year, its theme is Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply


  Today, goods come from all over the world, and the supply chains are significantly more complex in terms of the speed, scale, depth and breadth of global interaction.As global business operates in many different regulatory environment, as innovation accelerates and products life cycles shrink, pressure is increased on supply chains. The quality, authenticity and traceability of raw materials requires trustworthy information. Businesses need to manage their own data security and choose sustainable suppliers with ethical practices. Procurement is often responsible for up to 70% of companies’ expenditures, and 80% of trade involves elements of testing, calibration, inspection and certification activities.


  So what is the role of Accreditation? Accreditation is an activity that assesses the impartiality, competence and consistency of conformity assessment activities. Therefore, accreditation plays an important role in reducing the costs of trade and doing business and passing on trust in the supply chains. The supply chains require assurance in tests, inspections, and certifications. Without a certain degree of trust in this area, free trade in goods and services may be hampered by technical barriers and low-quality products.

  Through international mutual recognition, accreditation supports the supply chains.Internationally recognized accreditation bodies sign international arrangement and establish an international multilateral mutual recognition system, which is conducive to the acceptance of products and services in cross-border trade. These arrangements cover economics that represent 96% of global GDP ,building a global infrastructure that supports trade and government regulation and providing confidence in the supply chains. Accreditation is consistent across the globe and accepted everywhere. Let’s celebrate the 2019 World Accreditation Day and recognize: Accreditation:Adding Value to Supply Chains

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