ASI Performance Standard
Current version: Version 1 (2014)
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
Draft version: Version 2 (2017)
A draft of the ASI Performance Standard Version 2 was developed for the 2017 public consultation with the ASI Standards Committee that includes minor updates aimed at integrating it into the broader ASI certification program and the pilot phase. It proposes non-substantive changes that do not involve major changes to the content or performance requirements specified in the Standard Version 1.
Path to launch of the Standard
See the Path to Launch page for more information on the next steps in 2017 toward launching the ASI Standards Program.
History of ASI Performance Standard development
The ASI standard-setting process for the ASI Performance Standard, now published in 8 languages, was based on public multi-stakeholder consultations and face-to-face meetings of the ASI Standard Setting Group. It was co-ordinated by IUCN, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and an overview of their role can be found here. More information on the standard setting process and timelines can be found here.
Between 1 February and 29 March 2014, the first public consultation phase was held to obtain feedback on the ASI Performance Standard Draft 0. The comments were compiled and used in the preparation of Draft 1.
From July 14 through 7 September 2014, a public consultation was held for the ASI Performance Standard Draft 1 and the Chain of Custody Standard Draft 1.
The draft documents are presented below, for information purposes.
Consultation on ASI Performance Standard Draft 1
Consultation on Chain of Custody Standard Draft 1
|COC Standard Text||Review Form|
|Draft COC English||Review Form Draft COC English|
Consultation on ASI Performance Standard Draft 0
|Standard Draft0 Text||Review form|
|Draft 0 English (pdf)||Consultation on Draft0 is now closed.|
|Draft 0 Français (pdf)||La period de consultation sur le Draft0 est terminée.|
|Borrador0 Espagñol (pdf)||El período de consulta para el Borrador0 ha terminado|
Note: IUCN and the other participating organizations do not take any responsibility for errors or omissions occurring in the translation into other languages of Draft1 whose original version is in English.