American Association for Laboratory Accreditation publishes new mission and vision statements

Jan. 31, 2024
The organization updates its mission and vision for the first time in eight years, with a focus on its role in creating a safer, healthier world.

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) shared its newly published mission and vision statements. The publication coincides with the start of the organization’s 2024 strategic plan, which focuses on safety, integrity, quality, and growth.

Mission: “We embody the highest integrity and expertise to create trust, safety, and quality throughout the world.”

Vision: “We create a safer, healthier world.”

The former mission and vision focused on accreditation programs, while the new mission and vision are centered on the positive outcomes of A2LA’s work: safety and quality throughout the world. It shows staff, customers, and partners the bigger picture and describes the part the organization plays in creating a safer, healthier world.

A2LA last revised its mission and vision eight years ago, and during that time, A2LA, its customers’ needs, and the global landscape have drastically evolved.

The new mission and vision were developed by A2LA’s executive team, general managers, and a task force at the Board of Directors level. The task force consisted of A2LA President and CEO Lonnie Spires, A2LA Board Chair and Eurofins Scientific Inc President Mary Kay Krogull, A2LA and Microbiologics Board Chair Brad Goskowicz, A2LA Vice President of Accreditation Services Trace McInturff, and A2LA Chief Financial Officer Tom Tovey.

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