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Sroi assurance june 2014


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¿Qué es Assurance?
Revisa la presentación que realizó John Scade en Milán en the SROI Network en Milán en junio 2014

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Sroi assurance june 2014

  1. 1. Assurance: Verification or something else? John Scade 13 June 2014 jscade@mas‐ @JOHNSCADE
  2. 2. Assurance is the outcome one is seeking to achieve… …to assure stakeholders so as to influence their behaviour,  thereby impacting on the organisation’s success… … it must not be confused with auditing and verification, which  are no more or less than particular ways to achieve that result. ASSURANCE is the DESIRED RESULT,  not the Tool Assurance …. Not doing auditing
  3. 3. Difference between audit/ verification,  certification and assurance  Audit or verification ensures that the information, data and  calculations are accurate and reliable  Certification assesses whether specific criteria have been  met (the criteria could be for systems, processes or  performance targets). Examples include ISO14001 and SA  8000.  Assurance evaluates adherence to performance–based  principles (i.e. is the organisation doing the right thing?).  Did the organisation:  Identify the right issues?  Identify them completely?  Respond to the issues in question?
  4. 4. Verification versus Assurance • Certification and verification: focussed on checking  Limited scope  Minor contribution: • For the company – compliance • For the report user stakeholder – do not read, or understand or believe  Avoid forming any opinion on sustainability management processes • Assurance: focussed on improvement  Open scope  High added value for all the stakeholders  Based on a revision of the sustainability management processes  Requires an evaluation of the management approach to  sustainability and recommend improvements
  5. 5. 2003 2008 1999 2005 2011 The evolution of the AA1000 series