|Expert Working Groups (EWGs)|
The Expert Working Groups carry out the GSCP working plan, from step 1 to 5. This includes the drafting of the GSCP reference tools, the development of the Equivalence Process and the work on protocols and solutions for Data Sharing.
Expert Working Group members are operational experts drawn from GSCP member companies. They involve other stakeholders in their work (e.g. non-member company representatives, auditing / certification bodies, non-business stakeholders) through consultation processes undertaken before publication of any reference tool.
The role of each Expert Working Group, within its respective field of activity, is to compare and analyse existing practices in order to identify best existing practices for each step of the GSCP working plan (1 to 5). Expert Working Groups have been mandated to work on specific tasks such as the review of the Reference Code, the alignment of audit processes and methodologies, auditing competence, etc. The number of active working groups is defined according to task allocation. Expert Working Groups are expected to disband once their task is completed.
Here below is a list of past / current Expert Working Groups - follow the links to read more about their work and access the reference tools:GSCP EWG on Reference Code (project completed)
GSCP EWG on Audit Process & Methodology (project completed)
GSCP EWG on Auditing Competence (incl. ref tool for Auditing Competence (project completed) and Training Syllabus (in development))
GSCP EWG on Companies' Management Systems
GSCP EWG on Environmental Module (project completed)
GSCP EWG on Data Sharing
GSCP EWG on Equivalence Process