Recognition by ASI
External Standards and Schemes which share issues and objectives with the ASI Standards may be recognised by ASI, following a benchmarking assessment.
Can other Standards or Schemes be recognised by ASI?
ASI has an active benchmarking and recognition program for external Standards and Schemes which share issues and objectives with the ASI Standards.
In order for Standards or Schemes to be recognised by ASI, they must meet performance requirements (standard requirements and guidance) as well as operational system requirements that support standards’ uptake (assurance, governance and claims). The details of these requirements are explained in the ASI Standards Benchmarking and Recognition Procedure.
Standards and Certification Schemes currently recognised by ASI
The following Standards are currently recognised by ASI to be equivalent to certain criteria in the 2022 ASI Performance Standard:
- ISO 14001: 2015 – Environmental Management Systems
- ISO 45001: 2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
- ISO 37001: 2016 – Anti-Bribery Management Systems
- ISO 21930: 2017 – Sustainability in Buildings and Civil Engineering Work
- ISO 14044: 2006 – Environmental Management: Lifecycle Assessment
- EN 15804: Environmental Product Declaration
How do Recognitions work during the ASI Certification Process?
Self-Assessment: If an Entity holds a valid certification for one of ASI’s Recognised Standards and Schemes, they can choose this from the drop-down menu in elementAl.
Audit: Auditors must then determine equivalency based on alignment between the external Standard/Scheme and the ASI Certification Scope of the Entity. Where there is equivalency, the Criteria in the ASI Standards can be assessed by an Auditor as conformant without additional review of objective evidence or implementation by the Auditor.
For more information, please refer to the ASI Assurance Manual.
What is the process for ASI to recognise another Standard or Scheme?
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