The National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology (NISIT) Accreditation Division celebrates World Accreditation Day today (Friday 9th of June).


World Accreditation Day was established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation (ILAC), International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and its members to promote the value of accreditation throughout the world.
This year's theme is "Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade," and it aims to draw attention to how accreditation and/or conformity assessment systems are adapting to technological advances, changes in consumer behaviours and regulatory environments, new trust mechanisms, and changing business models.
The theme demonstrates how accreditation and/or accredited conformity assessment activities contribute to the ongoing global supply chain restructuring, which is a source of trade normalization as organizations seek new markets and investment opportunities to build resilient and flexible supply chains.
An Accreditation Body provides various accreditation schemes for testing laboratories, calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, certification bodies, proficiency testing, validation, and verification bodies according to respective harmonised, international standards and guidelines approved by ILAC, IAF and APAC.
The Accreditation Division of NISIT oversees the PNG Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (PNGLAS) and in line with the WAD theme for 2023, it supports trade in ensuring that domestic and global value chains have access to accredited testing laboratories to obtain reliable and credible test reports for their goods and services.
In this year’s celebration, the Executive Manager of the Accreditation Division, Mr. Christopher Mosoro says, “Testing is very vital in the history of global trade. Its supports sustainable trade in a fast-changing global socio- economy front by providing scientific evidence for accurate decision making. But testing without accreditation does not provide a test report with trust and credibility and may lead to a lot of errors, disputes of economic loss and many other risks. Accreditation helps to prevent such loses and setbacks in an internationally- harmonised process”.
In supporting Mr. Mosoro, the NISIT Acting Director General, Mr. Gabi values the work of Accreditation Division with Standardisation, Metrology and Certification in NISIT.

PNGLAS List of Accredited Laboratories are;

Construction Material Testing:
1. AGEM Geotechniques – Port Moresby
2. Cardno PNG - Port Moresby
3. AG Investment – Goroka
4. China Civil Engineering Construction corporation – Tari
5. Covec (PNG) Ltd – Bougainville
6. Department of Works – Lae
7. ESSAR – Mt Hagen
8. Monier Ltd Soils Laboratory – Port Moresby
9. Materials Testing Laboratory - Port Moresby
10. Raitway Materials Testing Laboratory – Lae

Chemical Testing Laboratory:
1. ISPCD Chemical Division – Port Moresby
2. New Britain Palm Oil – Kimbe

“We stand together today on the 9th June 2023, with our International Partners, ILAC, IAF, APAC and the rest of the World to celebrate and reflect on what Accreditation has done for PNG and the Globe,” Mr Mosoro said.