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We are saddened to announce the loss of our dear friend and colleague Amos Bien. Amos passed away on 19 November 2017. Amos was a thought leader in rainforest management, sustainable development and ecotourism. He joined ASI in 2013 and worked with us as assessor for the FSC program and as an expert for GSTC….
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IUCN announced on 21 November that its Council has formally approved the IUCN Green List Standard for effectively and equitably managed Protected and Conserved Areas and mandated its further implementation. ASI is proud to be a partner in the ongoing roll-out and assurance of the system. ASI was involved in the development of the User Manual for the Green List Standard, an…
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ASI conducted a comparative analysis of the nonconformities raised by ASI accredited RSPO P&C Conformity Assessment Bodies from 2015 to 2016, and we are pleased to share the report here. ASI found that nonconformities raised by CABs were unevenly distributed against the eight RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C), with over 90% of the NCs raised under…
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In May to June 2016, ASI underwent an ISEAL external evaluation against ISO/IEC 17011:2004 – ‘Conformity assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies’. All ISEAL accreditation body members are required to show compliance with ISO/IEC 17011:2004 as a prerequisite for membership in ISEAL. We are pleased to report that overall, ASI’s…
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ASI conducted the annual public consultation for the 2018 assessment plan from 23 August to 15 September 2017 to gather input from interested stakeholders for the upcoming year. Gathering this information from stakeholders on the ground ensures that ASI assessments are targeted, efficient and cost-effective. ASI published the 2018 Assessment Schedule on 24 October 2017….
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