Evaluating effectiveness

ASI periodically conducts independent outcome and impact evaluations on specific topics of critical importance to implementing our Monitoring & Evaluation program. These outcome or impact evaluations are undertaken by independent third-parties to document results and evaluate the effectiveness of ASI’s standards and certification program.

Below, we provide the evaluations that have been completed, are ongoing, and are in the planning stage.

Completed publications

Data Collation and Validation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs) from ASI Members

ASI management response

This outcome evaluation provides useful insights into the challenges facing ASI’s Members and Entities in adopting a consistent, accurate and complete approach to GHG emissions reporting and public disclosure. ASI has considered the findings of this Report with respect to its current review process of the ASI Performance Standard, including the criteria relating to Principle 5 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

  • The ASI GHG Working Group and ASI Standards Committee have both also reviewed the findings of this Report, and considered its main outcomes in the development of revised draft criteria.
  • During 2021, the findings and recommendation from this evaluation will also directly inform the revision of existing ASI Performance Standard Guidance and development of new Guidance (as required) to better support Members and Entities in effectively implementing the revised requirements of Principle 5 of the Standard when the updated Standard is released in early 2022.
  • The outcome evaluation also offers the ASI Secretariat additional baseline and comparative data to support the audit oversight process, when assessing Entity performance against select criterion of Principle 5.
  • ASI also expects this evaluation to inform the development and facilitation of GHG-specific auditor training modules as part of the revised Standard implementation process.

In-progress studies

  • None at this time.

Planned studies

  • None at this time.