21 March is International Day of Forests, and ASI is pleased to be a part of the celebration. ASI’s team of 25 FSC assessors conduct witness and compliance assessments around the world, to ensure proper implementation of the FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody standards. ASI assessors are conducting assessments in Brazil today, in Guatemala and Spain next week, and will…
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ASI has completed the investigation of the complaint received by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (CPAWS-NL) to ASI on 26 July 2016. It was accepted for formal investigation on 05 September 2016. This is an investigation into the performance of SAI Global as the conformity assessment body (CAB) contracted by the…
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ASI kicked off the RSPO Integrity Project in January 2016, aiming to create a platform for calibration between RSPO, ASI and the certification bodies offering RSPO certification. By the end of January 2017, ASI completed 10 compliance assessments (2 in 2015 and 8 in 2016) resulting in a total of 37 findings. Download a full report on…
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What is a Traceability and Forensics assessment? A Traceability and Forensics assessment is a special kind of assessment carried out by ASI to identify the origin of a certified product and its flow from supplier to customer across the full supply chain or parts of the supply chain. Such assessments are applied to verify the…
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CABs interested in becoming accredited to certify against any of these voluntary sustainability standards are welcome to apply for accreditation. The ASI accreditation process follows a five-year cycle. After initial accreditation, a CAB receives an accreditation certificate, valid for five years. ASI conducts annual surveillance assessments to verify that the accredited CAB continues to comply…
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