A podcast that discusses the accreditation matters and spreads information on the importance of Quality infrastructure for the three sustainable development pillars: People, planet and prosperity.
Episode 5: Accreditation's Vital Role in Shaping the Future of Sustainability
Welcome to the fifth episode of the ILAC/IAF Podcast, titled "Accreditation's Vital Role in Shaping the Future of Sustainability." In this episode, we explore the crucial role that accreditation plays in the world of sustainability. Join our IAF Chair Emanuele, the host of this episode, as he discusses with Cesare, the Sustainability WG Co-convener, the impact of accreditation on sustainability practices. They delve into how accreditation bodies help ensure the credibility and reliability of sustainability claims in various sectors, including finance, public procurement, and international trade. Our guests shed light on how accreditation standards and processes are instrumental in addressing the challenges of greenwashing and providing trustworthy information about an organization's sustainability performance. They emphasize that sustainability reporting is not just a European concern but has global implications. The podcast also highlights the convergence of regulatory frameworks worldwide, emphasizing the need for a common standard to evaluate sustainability claims accurately. Accreditation bodies are working to create a level playing field for organizations across the globe, ensuring that sustainability reporting is transparent, consistent, and based on performance metrics. Listeners will gain insights into the growing importance of accreditation in sustainability, as it helps organizations build trust with stakeholders, comply with evolving regulations, and navigate the complex landscape of sustainability reporting. This episode provides a compelling look into how accreditation is shaping the future of sustainability. Tune in to Episode 5 of the ILAC/IAF Podcast to learn more about the pivotal role accreditation plays in driving sustainability practices and ensuring a sustainable future for all. Don't forget to subscribe for more thought-provoking discussions on accreditation and its impact on various industries.
Episode 4 - Accreditation Matters : Our Role in Enabling the Circular Economy
When we talk about circular economy, as we all know it is an alternative to highly extractive and resource intensive linear economy principle which replaces the end of life concept with three Rs concept and focuses on the usage of selection of materials, products, processes for waste elimination. It aims at retaining value of resources, products and materials by using them as long as possible and minimizing the wastage of the life cycles and at each life cycle stage. And there is no denying that the implementation of circular economy approaches can in fact lead to material cost savings and increase the profits. So when we look at the global communities stand it is nothing but for the economic growth which comes at an ecological cost there is a need that we introduce this concept of circular economy so that we have a potential to provide new opportunities for trade and create jobs. As well as the global corporations are expanding I would like to emphasize that TIC sector and the accreditation community plays a critical role in positioning at the center to facilitate this transition to circular economy which requires the role of TIC sector standards, accreditation community, different stakeholders in this whole ecosystem so that these sectors can contribute as an independent third party to verify the circular economy claims made by the manufacturing companies as well as instill trust among the relevant stakeholders. The Host of this episode of Accreditation Matters Podcast is Dr. Aparna Dhawan and our two guests are Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento and Dr. Stephanie Vehring.
Ep 3 - Accreditation matters: Digital and technological advance for accredited conformity assessment
Welcome to the third of IAF and ILAC’s podcast series, Accreditation Matters. This podcast series features discussions with international experts on important matters about the international quality infrastructure and the way that accreditation and accredited conformity assessment supports business, regulators, governments and consumers.
In our first episode, we explored the role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment services within the quality infrastructure community, highlighting the importance of accreditation and the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement/ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement.
In the second episode, we examined the role accreditation plays in issues of ESG, Environmental, Social and Governance.
In this third Accreditation Matters episode, we will be discussing the role of technology in delivering trustworthy, effective, and valuable accredited conformity assessment.
Episode 2 - Accreditation Matters : Our role in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
This episode is about the role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment in enabling and approving ESG declarations (Environmental, Social and Governance). Episode 2 host is Rebecca Sheehan from ILAC secretariat Our two guests are: + Emanuele Riva : IAF Chair + Ron Josias: AFRAC Chair Case studies gathered from around the world on the use of accredited conformity assessment its business benefits are available in the following two websites: Public Sector Assurance website : publicsectorassurance.org Business Benefits website: business-benefits.org Coming up in this episode(0:00) Podcast promo video (0:20) Episode introduction (1:15) Guests introduction (2:08) What is ESG and why it is so important? (4:04) How does accreditation support ESG? (6:47) Breaking down the elements of E S G (9:13) Is ESG covered under ILAC and IAF arrangements? (14:08) IAF Sustainability Working group (17:36) Social welfare and corporate governance (21:00) Support to regulators (26:29) Closing remarks(31:00)
EP1 - Our role in the Quality Infrastructure
Role of accreditation and accredited conformity assessment services in the Quality Infrastructure
Accreditation Matters Podcast - Promo
Accreditation Matters Podcast - Promo Video