WAD 2022 Celebrations from CCC

2 Days Conference on Sustainability – World Accreditation Day 2022 Celebrations at Chennai on June 9-10 2022 (Hybrid Session)

About #WAD2022

June 9th 2022 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2022), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation.

Download the following announcements :

This year’s theme :

Accreditation: 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.

#WAD Celebrations – an annual initiative from Consultants Consortium of Chennai (CCC)

CCC has been organising series of Knowledge Sessions for the benefit of the industry during WAD Month since its inception. WAD 2020 and WAD 2021 were well received by the industry. We had conducted virtual learning sessions during this period.

#WAD2022 Celebrations

WAD 2022, however would be a Hybrid Session. We are planning to organise a physical session in University Auditorium in Chennai with a target audience of around 100 -150 members (offline) and plus online viewers.

The Conference is jointly organized by International Accreditation Service (IAS), USA and Bureau of Indian Standards

International Accreditation Service

IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that help organizations demonstrate compliance and competence to their customers, regulators and the public. IAS has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations.

IAS also maintains signatory status in a number of global multilateral recognition arrangements under Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). IAS is a member of the ICC Family of Solutions.

As one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States, IAS is a signatory to the three primary international organizations that form a unified system for evaluating and recognizing competent accreditation bodies worldwide.

Bureau of Indian Standards

BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways – providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing

Keeping in view, the interest of consumers as well as the industry, BIS is involved in various activities as given below:

Standards Formulation
Product Certification Scheme
Compulsory Registration Scheme
Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme
Hall Marking Scheme
Laboratory Services
Laboratory Recognition Scheme
Sale of Indian Standards
Consumer Affairs Activities
Promotional Activities
Training Services, – National & International level
Information Services

Conference Theme :

Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment
-How accreditation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

Conference Sessions are built for multiple sectors touching upon the Sustainability Initiatives in various sectors and applicability of various Standards, Certifications, Accreditations , Regulations to ensure that Sustainable Products and Services are offered to Consumers.

Sustainability is a Trade Issue and World Markets are linking World Trade to Sustainability initiatives adopted by various countries.

ESG is based on standards set by lawmakers, investors, and ESG reporting organizations (e.g., GRI, TCFD, MSCI), whereas Sustainability Standards — while also set by standards groups like GHG Protocol — are more science-based and standardized.

Dates :
June 9th and 10th 2022 – Thu & Fri
Time – 10 00 am – 5 45 pm IST
Session Mode – Hybrid (Online and Physical)
Venue – Auditorium inside Anna University Campus

Who should attend ?

Sessions would be open to Accreditation Bodies, Certification Agencies, Conformity Assessment Bodies, Inspection bodies, Govt organisations, Members of Trade & Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Entrepreneurial Hubs, MS Consultants, Technical Experts, Startups, Innovators

Sessions at a glance :

Program Agenda
Day 1 – Inaugural Session

Registration Details

Open to all stakeholders in Conformity Assessment.

Industry, ABs, CBs, CABs, Inspection bodies, Consultants, Technical Experts, Industry Associations, Innovators, Start-ups, Entrepreneurial Platforms, Government organisations.

There is NO REGISTRATION FEE

However prior registration is a must for participation.


Contact Co-ordinators

Ms Rama Venugopal, President
Whatsapp +91 9840870532
Email – contact@ccc-consultants.org

Mr D Srikanthan, Secretary
Whatsapp +91 9003056539
Email – secretariat@ccc-consultants.org

Secretariat Office
Phone+044 24462337 / 24462338
Email – communication@cccassociation.org

MSME Definition Widened

MSME Definition to include Retail and Wholesale Trade Businesses

Ministry of #MSME has announced revised guidelines for #MSMEs with inclusion of Retail and Wholesale trade businesses as MSMEs. This is done to strengthen these MSME businesses and make them engines for economic growth.

Shri Gadkari said the revised guidelines will benefit 2.5 Crore Retail and Wholesale Traders. He said Retail and wholesale trade were left out of the ambit of MSME, now under the revised guidelines, retail and wholesale trade will also get benefit of priority sector lending under RBI guidelines.

With the revised guidelines the Retail and wholesale trades will be now be allowed to register on Udyam Registration Portal.

Source – https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1732193

MSME Registration Link – Udyam Registration Portal Link