The Application shall be reviewed by a competent persons.

In this phase the applicant is requested to deliver a set of documents required to prepare the Assessment plan.

The applicant organization declares, along with the application, that any judicial proceedings relating to its operations, any proceedings by any Regulatory body. Such declaration shall be a part of the undertaking letter.

Only applications duly filled and supported with all required documents (including the application fee) are accepted and registered with a unique identification number, acknowledged and records maintained.

Materiality

The scope of the Materiality matrix is to identify what are the significant aspects for the Customer (an its Unit/s) and its stakeholder able to affect decisions and judgment of the interested parties.

The materiality matrix represents and compare the “Internal perception” with the “external perception” (stakeholder perspective) regarding the relevance of each and every aspect in order to provide the organization with a prioritization of each ESG risk.

The Organization is requested to submit its own Materiality Matrix or a Matrix prepared in accordance with the form sent by ICMQ.

Self-Assessment

Upon successful registration the Applicant receives a Self-Assessment Tool. This is the starting point of the certification process.

Completing the questionnaire helps Applicants to

  • gain confidence with the Get It Fair Framework
  • understand how effectively the social responsibility strategy is deployed
  • identify the relationships between the approaches and the risk level in every SR aspect
  • identify the current strengths and prioritise opportunities for improvement
  • prepare the Assessment.

The Self-Assessment consists of a subset of questions from the Get It Fair Framework covering the “core elements” referring to the OECD Due Diligence guidance for responsible supply chain.

Once completed, the Self-Assessment must be submitted to ICMQ India in order to plan the Assessment activity.