Accreditation Day Greetings to All Stakeholders
Theme – Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
09 June 2021 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2021), a global initiative established by IAF and ILAC to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme is Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are at the core of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a broad and ambitious plan of action with the overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Accreditation, in collaboration with other quality infrastructure institutions, provides the technical foundations that are critical to the functioning of developed and developing societies. It enables industrial development, trade competitiveness in global markets, efficient use of natural and human resources, food safety, and health and environmental protection.
Global Businesses are getting into implementing Sustainable Business Solutions, following Sustainable Business Practices. ISO has released many Management Systems Standards in the recent years for businesses to learn, implement internally.
These are linked to CSR Reporting, ESG Reporting and Sustainability Reporting for Listed companies and top 1000 companies with high market capitalisation in stock exchange in India.
Sustainability Accounting Norms are already released globally for reporting in organisations Accounting Audit Reports.
Recently we saw some Global Investors making announcements on their Investment priorities in India where the Investors said their investment decisions will be linked to the sustainable business practices adopted by businesses.
Businesses of all sizes – MSMEs or large scale orgns need to LEARN, UNDERSTAND, IMPLEMENT these solutions internally to ensure the Health and Wellbeing of Communities which will become the Global Priority now.
Its hightime that Accounting Professionals , Management Systems Consultants join hands together to deliver good Sustainable Business Practices, Solutions to businesses .
Value Added , in its 30 years of Consulting journey, had seen the saga of Certifications, Accreditations and impact made by these market place recognition programs on businesses for their business growth. We have facilitated , guided more than 500 + organisations to implement multiple Management Systems Certifications, Accreditation Programs fro many sectors.
It would be interesting to see the rise and Sustainable Business Practices at the market place from now.
We shall be organising series of Knowledge Sessions on these Standards and how these get integrated into the business practices of organisations.
Happy Accreditation Day Celebrations to Industry and Stakeholders !