In celebration of World Accreditation Day 2016, an Informational Fair was held today at the St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) offices at La Guerite, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of accreditation, standards, certification, testing and inspection across sectors.
This includes how certifications can strengthen crime fighting efforts; the benefits of accreditation to enhance environmental protections and how it can improve the ministryâ€™s work on policies and regulations. The accreditation fair also presents an opportunity for inter-ministry collaboration. World Accreditation Day is a global initiative to raise awareness on the importance of accreditation. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œAccreditation: A Global Tool to Support Public Policy.â€Â Hiram Williams, Director (Ag) of the SKNBS, said that the focus this year is on ways in which government activities are associated with regulations, environmental protection and health and how safety can benefit from accreditation. Â