Nicole from TUV SUD has provided some slides outlining how Independent Compliance Assessments work and how they may be applied to the OpenChain Project. These can potentially be seen as one of three pillars to assist organizations in OpenChain Conformance.
- Self-Certification, the core of the project, and our recommended activity for companies of all sizes in all markets.
- Independent Compliance Assessment, where a company self-certifies but has the process assisted or reviewed by a third party, which may be a consultancy, a law firm or another organization.
- Third-Party Certification, where a certification body such as TUV SUD provides an audited review and formal certification to a company.
The slides are a work in progress. It should be reviewed, edited and polished so we can consider formal inclusion in the OpenChain reference materials and so that we can roll out a case study explaining this approach to OpenChain Conformance.
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