World Accreditation Day #WAD2020

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World Accreditation Day #WAD2020

The World Accreditation Day is celebrated on June 9, 2020, as a global initiative jointly established by International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s topic focuses on how accreditation supports food safety by strengthening the trust of consumers, suppliers, customers, and other parties in the food chain.

A joint statement (#WAD2020) issued by the IAF and ILAC chairmen introduces the importance of accreditation in the food safety area emphasizing that accreditation provides competent and impartial inspection, certification, and testing services in all parts of local, national, and international food chains. By doing so, accreditation supports the goals of sustainable development of the United Nations, especially the one that has to do with good health and well-being.

The joint statement of the ILAC and IAF chairmen in the Serbian language can be downloaded HERE.

IAF and ILAC issued a brochure and poster highlighting positive examples of the role of accreditation in the food safety field worldwide.

You can download the brochure honoring the celebration #WAD2020 in the Serbian language HERE.

Further examples and research are available on the websites: and

You can watch a short promotional film "World Accreditation day 2020. Accreditation: Improving food safety", made for the occasion of celebrating the World Accreditation Day 2020 with the Serbian subtitles here:

This year, the Accreditation Body of Serbia celebrates the World Accreditation Day (June 9) and the Accreditation Day in the Republic of Serbia (June 28). This date is the ATS anniversary of issuing the first accreditation certificate 20 years ago. The celebration will be organized on the premises of the Klub poslanika in Belgrade, on June 9 at noon following the safety measures recommended by the Ministry of Health.

The Accreditation Day celebration will be dedicated to all accredited conformity assessment bodies, without whose devoted and competent, operation and responsible approach it would not be possible to fight against coronavirus. In these challenging times caused by the coronavirus pandemic the quality infrastructure system, accreditation, and conformity assessment bodies, as well as the healthcare system and accredited laboratories have responded to the task promptly and successfully, thus making an undeniable contribution to the efficient implementation of sanitary recommendations.

Sincerely, your ATS