ASI Performance Standard

Introduction to the Performance Standard

The ASI Performance Standard: Principles and Criteria (Version 1) were launched in December 2014.  It was developed with a multi-stakeholder Standard Setting Group, comprised of interested parties with a broad representation of interests in the key issues addressed by the standard.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) acted as coordinator of the standard-setting process.

The Performance Standard is grouped into three main sections:  governance, environment and social.

Governance: Business Integrity; Policy and Management; Transparency; Material Stewardship

Environment: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions, Effluents and Waste; Water; Biodiversity

Social: Human Rights; Labour Rights; Occupational Health and Safety

ASI-EN-Standard

Download the ASI Performance Standard: Principles and Criteria (Version 1)

Next steps: from Version 1 to Version 2

ASI Performance Standard and Performance Standard GuidanceThe current approved ASI Performance Standard (Version 1) was published in December 2014. It was developed with a multi-stakeholder Standard Setting Group, comprised of interested parties with a broad representation of interests in the key issues addressed by the standard. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) acted as coordinator of the standard-setting process.

A draft of the ASI Performance Standard Version 2 is being developed with the ASI Standards Committee and includes minor updates to integrate the ASI Performance Standard into the broader ASI certification program and the pilot phase.

The consultation draft of Version 2 of the ASI Performance Standard will propose non-substantive changes that do not involve major changes to the content or performance requirements specified in the Standard.

ASI Standards 2017 Consultation Plan

ASI plans to hold 60-day consultation periods simultaneously for both the Performance Standard and Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard to enable an integrated review by stakeholders and consideration of comments received, ahead of a planned pilot program. Key dates are:

  • ASI Standards Committee meeting – 5-7 April 2017
  • ASI Standards – public consultation on latest drafts of Performance Standard and CoC Standard – May-June 2017
  • Pilot program – July-September 2017
  • Committee review of all feedback – September-October 2017
  • Adoption of final standards – target November/December 2017.

More information on the 2017 Consultation for the Performance Standard can be found in the ASI Standards 2017 Consultation Plan document. We welcome your comments on the Consultation Plan by March 31.

Previous versions of the Performance Standard

Previous drafts of the performance standard published during the standards setting process are also available here for information purposes.

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