The path to ASI Standards’ launch
ASI is on track to launching the Performance and Chain of Custody Standards, supporting and normative documents, and assurance platform by end 2017/beginning 2018. There are still some critical steps along the path to launch, which are described below.
July-September: Piloting phase
From July through September 2017, ASI members and invited participants will have access to the online ASI assurance platform, dubbed “elementAl“. The piloting phase will not only enable participants to familiarise themselves with the platform, but also allow members to start to fill in some details of their self-assessment, and generally move toward the process of certification. Feedback will also be sought from piloting phase participants on their experience with the elementAl platform.
July: Indigenous Peoples Advisory Forum meeting
In addition to the consultation phase feedback and results from the assurance platform piloting phase, the Standards Committee will also taken into account the outcomes of a meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Advisory Forum (IPAF) . The meeting, in late July in Nhulunbuy (Gove), Northern Territory, Australia, will enable IPAF to discuss the Standards programme and normative documents, among other agenda items.
September/October: Standards Committee to discuss all feedback
In September/October, all the inputs from the above mentioned feedback rounds will be discussed, debated and decided by the Standards Committee, with a view to having all the necessary elements ready for adoption of the final standards in November/December 2017.