The World Accreditation Day-2019 will be observed in the country like elsewhere in the world today, reports BSS.
This year, the theme of the day is “Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains”. On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages wishing success of the day. In his message, President Abdul Hamid said accreditation plays a pivotal role in ensuring supply chain for products and services especially in the context of socio-economic development and globalization. It also confirms the quality of products, process and services for producers, exporters, importers, businessmen and customers, he said, adding that effective selection of sustainable supplier makes business maximum benefit, not only in terms of financial stability but also of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethical practices. He said it (accreditation) also effects on profitability, brand reputation and customer loyalty that is why the theme of this year is very appropriate in this regard. The President said accreditation as an independent evaluation of conformity assessment body against recognized standards, ensure their impartiality, competence and consistency. As a result, it establishes credibility and trustworthy information about goods and services among the consumers, he added. The President said the present government is implementing massive development programmes to turn Bangladesh into a developed country by the year 2041. “To achieve the target, we have to put massive efforts in developing our living standard and make progress in the human development index,” he continued.
Abdul Hamid hoped Bangladesh Accreditation Board along with concerned government agencies and business communities will take joint venture to achieve confidence of everyone from producer to consumer level. In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said providing -quality goods and services at all levels of the supply chain- is one of the prerequisites for achieving confidence of buyers and consumers. For this, an effective and trusted Quality Management System is essential, the premier said, adding: “In this context, the accreditation system is being considered as an important tool throughout the world.” She said the main targets of the incumbent government are to make Bangladesh an industrialized middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.
“In order to achieving this goal, Bangladesh is moving faster towards quality industrialization.” she added. She said the country’s export income is increasing and living standards of the people are improving gradually. Sheikh Hasina expressed her optimism over the country’s development in this regard saying “We would be able to reach the desired destination of industrialization within a short span of time.” They (the President and the Premier) wished all successes of the programmes taken in connection with observance of the World Accreditation Day-2019.