Expression of Interest 2 mins read

Call for expression of interest for FSSC 24000 Scheme – Social Management System Certification

UKAS have been working with the FSSC (Food Safety Systems Certification) with respect to the review of the newly published BSI/PAS 24000:2022 Social management system – Specification. The intent of the standard is to provide requirements for the design, implementation, and maintenance of a management system for an organisation looking to improve its overall social performance and support social development initiatives. UKAS are considering the establishment of a project to develop ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 accreditation for organisations wishing to deliver accredited certification of social management systems.

UKAS is currently gauging the potential level of interest in this area so would like to hear from organisations and technical experts that may wish to either become an accredited certification body or support UKAS as a stakeholder to provide expertise and support to the development of this accreditation.

Organisations that wish to learn more or participate in the development of accredited testing against ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 are requested to contact Emily Robinson by 1st September 2023 and provide the following information:

  • Name of organisation
  • Confirm whether your interest is in assisting with the development of the assessment/or as a potential pilot project applicant
  • Status of any current accreditation or certification

Those organisations that submit an expression of interest will be invited to attend the meeting of interested parties where the terms of the project will be discussed along with a proposed timeline for key stages and any phased approach process that is deemed necessary.

Please note that submitting an expression of interest does not indicate any commitment to participate in the project on the part of the interested parties and nor does the acceptance of an expression of interest commit UKAS to accept the interested party on any future pilot project.