Islamabad, 9 June 2022 (TDI): Pakistan can boost its exports by improving research and technology and conforming products to international standards. Accreditation can help gain a competitive advantage in the global market.

These remarks were delivered by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi. Further, the President of Pakistan emphasized that relevant Pakistani entities must ensure their registration with Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) and market their accredited products in national, regional, and international markets.

In addition, he extended his congratulation to the PNAC for joining International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to celebrate World Accreditation Day on the theme Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment.

Specifically, 9 June is celebrated as World Accreditation Day to promote the value of accreditation worldwide annually. This day is a joint initiative by International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Meanwhile, the theme of the World Accreditation day focuses on the need for sustainable utilization of natural resources. The world must reconsider using healthy ecosystems as no economy can thrive without natural habitat.

Subsequently, the world leaders will focus on introducing policies and processes about climate change, carbon emissions, and access to organic food and nutrient food in compliance with economic activities.

Furthermore, these will include checking CO2 levels emitted; checking if emission limits are within specified and acceptable range; clearly defining the traceability of organic food, among others.

However, reducing carbon emissions, climate regulations, and shifting to more sustainable production practices can help mitigate harmful environmental impacts.

History

To illustrate, the foundation of the World Accreditation Day celebration was carried out by International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) in 2007.

Later on, the first accreditation day was celebrated with the theme Accreditation: Delivering Trust in the Global Market to ensure quality products in 2008.

Consequently, various accreditation qualities have been explored for improving food quality and delivering Sustainable Development Goals.

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