World Accreditation Day, 9th June 2021
Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
World Accreditation Day is celebrated every year on 9th June. It is a global initiative established by The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to promote the value of accreditation in trade & the economy. This year’s theme is Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
To mark the day, NCCF collaborated with the Consultants Consortium of Chennai (CCC) is organizing a webinar on Sustainable Forest Management. Mr. A.K. Varma, Co-chairman, NCCF and Chairperson, NCCF-SDG, Forest Management and Ecotourism Groups (Former PCCF & HoFF, Karnataka) presented a detailed talk on “Certification for Sustainable Forest Management with focus on NCCF Forest Management and ToF Certification Schemes”.
Mr. Anil Jauhri, Chairperson, NCCF– Certification Advisory Group (CAG) and ex-CEO, National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB)) was the keynote speaker at the webinar organized by O’ZAKK-The Center for Accreditation, Uzbekistan on 9th June 2021 and made a detailed presentation on the theme “Accreditation – A Tool for Public Policy”. The discussion highlighted the role of accreditation in regulations of products and services, as well as the government-initiated voluntary schemes, the various options available to government/ regulators, and the issues faced by India in utilizing accreditation in both regulations and voluntary schemes by the government.
The Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) is contributing its bit for sustainable management of natural resources, through its various Sustainability Certification Standards, which have great potential to contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable forest management, our international commitments for climate action, biodiversity conservation and land restoration. Certification is globally recognized as the demonstrable evidence for sustainable management of forests, trees outside forests, and other natural resources.