Get It Fair: 1° ESG Rating scheme approved for accreditation purposes

Get It Fair “GIF ESG Rating Scheme” is a Conformity Assessment Scheme positively evaluated by Accredia as suitable for accreditation purposes according to the international standard EA-1/22 A-AB: 2020 (This document applies to National Accreditation Bodies in Europe when evaluating a defined conformity assessment scheme).

Accredia accreditation

The Get It Fair is the first scheme in the world, designed according to the standard ISO 17029 – Annex A requirements, aiming to grant the “GIF Responsible Organization” validated claim on the basis of an ESG Rating scheme according to

Accredia is the sole national accreditation body appointed by the Italian government in compliance with the application of the European Regulation 765/2008, attesting the competence, independence and impartiality of certification, inspection and verification bodies, as well as testing and calibration laboratories. Accredia is a recognized association which operates on a non-profit basis, under the vigilance of the Ministry of Economic Development.

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Get It Fair is explicitly included in the CAM (Minimum Environmental Criteria) Construction 

Since 2003, the European Commission has progressively increased its focus on Green Public Procurement (GPP).

In Italy, the Ministry of the Ecologic Transition defines for product categories the “Minimum Environmental Criteria” (CAM), which represent the reference point at national level in the field of green public procurement and which can be used by the contracting stations to maximize the environmental and economic benefits.

The new Procurement Code (Legislative Decree 50/2016) and the amendments made subsequently with the Corrective of the Procurement Code (Legislative Decree 56/2017), GPP is no longer a voluntary instrument but has become mandatory. In fact, art. 34 introduced the obligation to apply, for the full value of the amount of the tender, the “technical specifications” and “contractual clauses”, contained in the minimum environmental criteria (CAM), “for the award of any amount”.

Environmental criteria can be “basic” or “rewarding”, a contract can be considered “sustainable” if it integrates at least all the basic criteria; however, contracting authorities are also invited to use the regarding criteria.

Get It Fair has been recently included in the as rewarding criterion in the CAM Construction: organizations with the ESG rating validation issued by a third party accredited body according to ISO 17029 and a Programme (like Get It Fair) may gain additional score in bid evaluation.

APQI , Italian Association of Quality Awards) is a strategic partner of the Get It Fair “ESG Rating”. APQI is a national non-profit association that promotes, also in collaboration with Public Authorities and Public and Private Bodies, the competitiveness of the Sistema Italia through the development and dissemination of models, methods, and assessment tools supporting the improvement of public and private organizations.

APQI manages a wide range of national awards (Quality Award, Safety Award, Innovation Award, Quality Award for Public Bodies, etc.) and manages business excellence reference models.

In 2020 APQI started a collaboration with the Get It Fair scheme (Diligentia ETS is now the Programme Operator) which aims to issue the “GIF Responsible Organization” ethical claim in reference to the innovative GIF Framework. This model takes into account all aspects of social responsibility and is oriented to the assessment of the level of exposure to risks of an organization and its supply chains for the benefit of internal and external stakeholders.

APQI has recognized the GIF Framework among the excellence models (click here to know more).