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Reaching Wider Audiences by Showcasing PAB's AVP in the World Wide Web

Taking advantage of every promotional opportunity is one of the strategies that the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) embarks on to raise awareness on the benefits of accreditation. This is how the PAB audio visual presentation (AVP) made it to an international website. View full article.


How Accreditation Helps Consumers

Are our food and water safe? Are they free of toxins, contaminants or pollutants? Are they free of pathogens? If we have allergic reaction to certain ingredients, can we trust the labelling? Is it authentic? Are we consuming what we think we are? Are the ingredients what they say on the can or on the label? How is it produced? Is it fair trade or organically produced? – These are questions consumers are asking nowadays. View full article.


Relevance of Accreditation to MSMEs

The Philippines’ Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are defined as enterprises having asset size of P100 million and below and comprise 99.6% of all registered business in the Philippines.  The sector employs 70% of the workforce. Compared to the absolute number of establishments and employment, SMEs hold relatively small share of value added and sales, less than 30%, thus suggesting their development potential in the country.  View full article.


How does using an Accredited Laboratory benefit Government and Regulators?

Government bodies and regulators are constantly called upon to make decisions related to protecting the health and welfare of consumers and the public, protecting the environment, developing new regulations and requirements, measuring compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, and allocating resources, both technical and financial.  Regulators tap laboratories in carrying out testing, inspection, measurement or calibration. Obtaining data and test results from accredited laboratories gives them the confidence in making informed decisions about these public policies. View full article.


Ensuring Safety and Competence of Medical Laboratories through Accreditation

Have you ever experienced having a wrong laboratory test result given to you? If it happens, the consequences can be daunting like incorrect medical diagnosis and management; missed job opportunities or even the anxiety and stress of worrying over a dreadful diseases. The possibility of such a costly mistake is ever present with the proliferation of laboratories which are not competent to carry out and deliver accurate test results. View full article.




World Accreditation Day 2017



9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

This year's theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Sector Assurance website www.publicsectorassurance.org has been established to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support construction and the built environment. 




Revision of Issued Certificates

In connection with the issuance of the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) Certificate of Accreditation, Scope of Accreditation and List of Approved Signatory, please be advised that PAB will only accept request for revision/s within 30days upon receipt of the certificates by the laboratory/inspection body. For more information, you view the full advisory.



World Accreditation Day 2016
Accreditation: A Global Tool to Support Public Policy

09 June 2016 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.

This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy for all areas in the public sector- national and local government and regulators. For more details, you may view the ilac website: www.ilac.org.




Technical Experts for ISMS


The Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), of the Department of Trade and Industry is in need of technical experts in the assessment of information security management system (ISMS) certification bodies. For more information, you may view the full Advisory.




























 

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