ASI international accreditation ensures that voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) are implemented with rigour and consistency around the world.

ASI provides international accreditation services for VSS under exclusive appointment by the scheme owner, upholding the principle of non-competition for accreditation. ASI does not offer accreditation for schemes accredited by public entities.

 

ASI provides international accreditation services for:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council  Forest Stewardship Council  Global Sustainable Tourism Council   Marine Stewardship Council  Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials  Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil  Sustainable Biomass Partnership

 

What makes ASI international accreditation distinctive?

  • Impact at scale: spanning the sectors of forestry, fishing, aquaculture, palm oil, protected areas, tourism and biofuels
  • Globally consistent: ensuring worldwide alignment of oversight with a team of expert assessors
  • Committed to change: partnering with VSS dedicated to continuous improvement, and translating ground-level performance into meaningful feedback and learning
  • Transparent: engaging stakeholders and promoting accountability through assessment announcements, public reports and consultation on sampling and risk calculations
  • Data-driven: gathering data from the ground via incidents reporting and identifying trends to inform operations
  • Innovative: applying remote surveillance tools and targeting geographical or topical risk areas

 

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ASI’s activity does not constitute an accreditation within the meaning of Article 2(10) of Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008. Nor does it constitute proof of any audit that may be required by the European Union or any of its Member States with regard to the sustainability criteria set out in Article 17(2) to (5) of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009. ASI bases its assessment and accreditation of certification bodies exclusively on privately set standards, and they do not comprise an assessment or accreditation by public authorities. In other words, ASI only provides international accreditation services for voluntary sustainability standards, and does not offer accreditation for schemes accredited by public entities.