World Accreditation Day will be commemorated on June 9, 2014, with a focus on the role accreditation plays in providing confidence in the provision of energy. The importance of the theme is set out in a joint statement by Randy Dougherty and Pete Unger, chairs of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), respectively. Dougherty is also ANAB Vice President with the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.
Also available from the IAF website is a promotional brochure to support the major conferences, promotional events, and technical seminars that will take place around the world. IAF recommends individuals contact their national accreditation body to find out what is happening locally.
IAF and ILAC plan to produce a short video on the importance of accreditation and its impact on everyday life. They also encourage use of #worldaccreditationday on Twitter to help share in the World Accreditation Day celebration.