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Public Consultation completed

 
Thank you for your support in revising the SSCT Credibility Criteria for environmental and social labels!

Together with you, we wanted to find out what makes sustainability standards credible. Now after four weeks, the second round of public consultation has also been completed. In the period from 29.03.2021 to 25.04.2021, the revised second draft of the SSCT Credibility Criteria was again reviewed for relevance and applicability

At this point, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all participants for their support! As during the first round of consultation, we were again extremely pleased with the great amount of feedback: in total, 237 ratings in the form of 'likes' and 111 comments were received on the credibility criteria during the second round of consultation. We will provide a summary of the results as soon as possible. 

This ties in with the positive experience from the first round of consultation, where a total of 420 ratings in the form of 'Likes' and 187 comments on the credibility criteria were received. A summary of how feedback from the first round of consultation was considered in the second draft can be found here. 

What is the background to the public consultations?
The consultations are based on the SSCT Credibility Criteria. GIZ developed these together with (inter)national experts on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) about five years ago. More information on the SSCT methodology, its application and our FAQ can be found
 here.

Where do we go from here?
In the upcoming weeks, GIZ will develop a final draft of the credibility criteria, taking into account the feedback and recommendations received. Subsequently, this draft will be approved by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) or the minimum criteria will be approved by the German Federal Government.

Thank you for your participation


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The process

Development of a 2nd revised draft

Online Consultation II
29 March to 25 April 2021

 

(Until end of December 2020) The comments, changes and additions made by International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL Alliance) and Assurance Services International (ASI) are edited by GIZ. This first draft of the revised credibility criteria is published on this platform.

(18 January to 28 February 2021) For the 1st consultation round, the draft of the revised criteria is uploaded along with background information on the revision process as well as the methodology in general. Stakeholders are invited to comment.

(March 2021) Based on the results of the 1st consultation round, GIZ prepares a 2nd draft of the credibility criteria with the help of ISEAL and ASI.

(29 March to 25 April 2021) The revised draft will be uploaded on this platform for the 2nd public consultation by interested stakeholders.

(April/May 2021) After the 2nd consultation round, GIZ draws up a final draft of the credibility criteria, taking into account the comments received.

(Summer 2021) At the end of the consultation process, the final draft needs to be approved by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (the whole criteria set) and the German Federal Government respectively (minimum criteria).