Surveillance

Continuous monitoring and improvement is a core value of the GIF certification programme.

Stakeholders expect Organizatons to control and reduce risk related to all Social Responsibility aspects.

The Programme include a number of surveillance assessment during the period of validity of the recognition (3 years). The frequency of the surveillance assessments is established in accordance with the score achived during the first assessment:

Risk exposure

Surveillance

81-100

Very Low

once in a year +

one surprise surveillance in three years

61-80

Low

once in a year +

two surprise surveillance in three years

41-60

Acceptable

Two x year

(one planned and one surprise)

21-40

High

New Initial Assessment

at least after three months

0-20

Very High

New Initial Assessment

at least after nine months.

Surveillance shall normally conducted within the defined period and a delay of maximum one month beyond the due date shall only be allowed in exceptional circumstances.

Any further failure to conduct surveillance shall result in suspension of the certificate.

Renewal

Upon completion of surveillance assessment within the three (3) years cycle a new cycle begins with a renewal assessment.

The confirmation decision whether applying for an extension of the Due Diligence for further three year must be taken before the end of the initial validity of the recognition.