Welcome to the ASC Social Auditing Methodology Public Consultation

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain.  Social responsibility has been a key component of ASC since its inception.  

ASC has developed a systematic approach towards auditing social issues to ensure harmonious application of ASC social requirements in aquaculture farms, processing plants, and feed mills. Several key aspects of the approach taken in designing the methodology include:

  • Covering feed mills, farms and processors
  • Integration into, and builds upon, the existing Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR) 
  • Based on the new proposed aligned standard
  • Taking into account other social compliance and certification schemes for synergies and efficiencies
  • Balancing robust and cost-efficient system
  • Risk-based.
Your input is being requested on the revised ASC Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR) version 2.2 and the related Risk Calculator tool. 
FIRST, please read the overview Narrative, along with the CAR V2.2 and Excel Risk Calculator, available HERE
NEXT, please complete this online general survey.  More detailed comments can be provided with the Public Consultation feedback form AVAILABLE HERE). 
This survey contains 15 questions and should take about 8 minutes to complete.  This consultation forms part of the generic program review and the outcomes will be included in revised ASC's Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR) which are due for release later 2019.

All feedback will be made public after the consultation closes.  You may contact the ASC Programme Assurance Team at standards@asc-aqua.org directly if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

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* 1. Contact Information