World Accreditation Day 2022

World Accreditation Day takes place every year on 9 June. This year, International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) have requested that everyone celebrate the day with them through the promotion of the WAD 2022 theme – Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment, focuses on how accreditation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. 

The linkage between Accreditation and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is deemed of utmost importance as both aim to deliver a sustainable future through economic growth and environmental management. 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published in September 2015 and encompass the period 2016 to 2030. With 17 goals and 169 sub-targets, the aim is to ensure prosperity while protecting the environment. 

WAD 2022 is focusing on the following SDGs:

  • Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation. Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy. Giving access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all by 2030
  • Goal 8 -Decent Work and Economic Growth. Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
  • Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. Building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation by 2030
  • Goal 11- Sustainable Cities and Communities. Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
  • Goal 12 -Responsible Consumption and Production. Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • Goal 13- Climate Action. Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  • Goal 14-Life Below water. Conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15-Life on Land. Protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, combat desertification, and halt biodiversity loss

The positive impact of accreditation aligns with each of these goals through the provision of standards which enables organisations to apply a systematic approach to efficiently use natural resources, protect the environment, and implement circular economy principles. 

Standards such as ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018 are tools that assist organisations in implementing environmentally friendly practices, optimise their overall energy use, and mitigating undesirable environmental impacts. In addition, conducting accredited conformity assessments ensures that organisations meet the standard requirements, enabling them to respond to changing environmental situations while balancing socio-economic needs. 

Read our guide on the best practices for greater energy efficiency

For more detail on #WAD2022, you may find the official brochure and poster below:

WAD2022 Featured Image Certification Europe
Sarah Keane
Sarah Keane

Social
Share

Related ISO Certifications

Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 9001

Quality Management System

Quality Management System ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised global standard that confirms an …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 14001

Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System ISO 14001 is the global standard for organisations wanting …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 45001

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 50001

Energy Management System

Energy Management Systems ISO 50001 is a global standard for organisations looking to improve …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 27001

Information Security Management Systems

Information Security Management Systems ISO 27001 is the international standard for managing risks related …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 22301

Business Continuity Management Systems

Business Continuity Management Systems ISO 22301 is the business continuity management system (BCMS) standard. …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 20000-1

IT Service Management Systems

IT Service Management Systems ISO 20000-1 Service Management is the international standard for quality …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 13485

Medical Devices

Medical Devices ISO 13485 is a globally recognised quality standard that identifies the requirements …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 27701

Privacy Information Management Systems

Privacy Information Management Systems ISO 27701 is the global standard for Privacy Information Management …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

BS 10012

Personal Information Management System

Personal Information Management System BS 10012 provides a framework for a Personal Information Management …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 27018

Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) ISO 27018 is the global standard organisations use …
Certification Europe small Rosette logo symbol

ISO 27017

Cloud Data Protection

Cloud Data Protection ISO 27017 is the global standard used by organisations to strengthen …
Previous
Next

Related Insights

How to make small business sustainability a priority

Small business sustainability is becoming a priority in the drive towards Ireland becoming net zero – here’s…

What is circular economy and what does it mean for organisations?

The circular economy is not a new phenomenon. Read our breakdown of what the circular economy is…
Previous
Next