RSPO has appointed Accreditation Services International (ASI) to manage and implement the accreditation programme of its Certification Scheme. The appointment of ASI further advanced the integrity of its certification process. A list of applicant and accredited RSPO CB’s can be found on the ASI website (http://www.accreditation-services.com/archives/standards/rspo
). Clicking on the name of the CB will reveal its contact details. Only accredited CBs can conduct initial or surveillance assessments for RSPO P&C or Supply Chain certification. CB’s who have operated under the prior RSPO approval, which has formally ended on 1 October 2014, and as of this date have not reached full ASI accreditation will have to facilitate the transfer of certified clients to an accredited CB, allowing for the conduct of surveillance audits and avoiding lapsing of the certificate.