The initial assessment represents a snapshot of the risk profile at a specific time. However, this information does not provide confidence regarding the ability of keeping the same risk profile over time.
Therefore, the GIF ESG Rating scheme also includes periodical validations on the Organization.
Periodical validations aim to provide Stakeholders with confidence that the Organization keeps or improves the ESG risk profile during the validity period of the validation.
Likewise the Due Diligence, a verification consists of a complete assessment at site. It may include: documentation review, information gathered on media, evaluation of feedback received by other organizations, site visits, interviews with interested parties.