Three World Accreditation Day 2021 (#WAD2021) videos themed People, Planet and Prosperity have been released on the IAF/ILAC YouTube channel. These three pillars group the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to common goals and are reflective of publications from UNIDO, OECD and UNDP.
People: These SDGs focus on improving well-being, e.g.. on addressing hunger, reducing inequalities, and providing access to good health. Accreditation supports the needs of people as it verifies that products are safe and quality expectations are met.
Planet: These SDGs address the protection of the natural world. Trade and consumerism have an impact on the environment, through the use of limited natural resources, pollution, and waste. Accreditation underpins environmental performance by reducing contamination and greenhouse gas emissions and controlling waste and pollution.
Prosperity: These SDGs relate to industry, innovation and infrastructure, decent work and economic growth. Accreditation creates competitive domestic markets and facilitates trade through the removal of technical barriers, supporting economic development.
All other WAD 2021 materials, including a poster, brochure and joint statement by the IAF and ILAC Chairs, are available here.