The GSCP has decided to align the review timeline of all five existing GSCP Reference tools to provide more coherence to our processes. As mentioned above, the objective of reviewing the published tools is to ensure that they constantly reflect best existing practices and maintain a wide consensus among stakeholders. Aligning the review timeline will allow for all of them to be updated and published simultaneously and for Equivalence Process Users to access the most recent versions while carrying out their Self-Assessments1.
Consultation period: 30th March – 15th June 2012
The GSCP Reference Code is now open for its second review and all the other tools are now open for review for the first time since their publication. The consultation were open to the public from 30th March until 15th June 20122.
We need your expertise and relevant contribution to make this happen!
How to participate: From the list below, click “download” to view the Reference tool you wish to comment on, then click “comment” to access the webform. This will direct you to a page where you will need to register to access the comments page. Once you have registered and submitted your comments for a specific tool, you will still be able to return later to add further comments. Please ensure any suggestions are clearly explained and based on best existing practices.
The following Reference tools are up for review:
EWG review period: 16th June 2012 – 31st January 2013
Once the public consultation is closed, Expert Working Groups (EWGs) - one for each tool - will thoroughly review and evaluate all completed submissions for integration in the revised Reference tools. All submissions will automatically be acknowledged by email however please note that although all comments will be carefully analysed we will not be able to respond to your comments individually.
Boards approval and publication: 1st February – 30th March 2013
Once the EWGs have finished with the review, proposed amendments and additions to the Reference tools will be presented to both the Advisory and Executive Boards for final approval. The updated Reference tools will then be published on the website and uploaded onto the EP platform.
Thank you to everyone participating in the review and helping us ensure the Reference tools reflect the most up-to-date best existing practices.
Public consultation period: 30th March – 15th June 2012
1 For more information on the Equivalence Process please go to : http://gscpnet.com/equivalence-process.html