Certification Body Consultations on GSTC Policy and Certification Requirements

Currently Open Consultations

Description Reference Code Open To Whom     Open Date Deadline for Submissions   
Survey of CB’s Current Audit  Frequency & Duration practices      2020CON01-HA      2020CON01-TO 2020CON01-D  Accredited CBs, CBs in the process of accreditation, CBs with GSTC Recognized Standards  January 28, 2020 March 18,    2020

Upcoming Future Consultations

Description Reference Code Open To Whom Opening Date Deadline for Submissions
Auditor Requirements v1.0 2020CON02 Accredited CBs, CBs in the process of accreditation, CBs with GSTC Recognized Standards expected mid March 2020 2 months after the opening date
Review of Draft Accreditation Manual v2.5/Hotels & Tour Operators All interested parties expected mid March 2020 2 months after the opening date
Review of draft Accreditation Manual v2.0/Destinations All interested parties expected March or April  2020 2 months after the opening date
Review of draft Audit Process Requirements v1.0

(for all certifications: HA, TO, Dest)

All interested parties expected early April 2020 2 months after the opening date

Interpretation Documents on GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.4

Description Reference Code (incl. file) Document Section(s) Referenced: Specific Item(s) Referenced: Date
Interpretation document on section 11.3.1 Skill Qualification and  11.3.1.1 Formal training of ISO17065 2019INTD01 11.3 Certification: Understanding and applying the international norms for certification 11.3.1 Skill Qualification
11.3.1.1 Formal training of SO17065:12; or
11.3.1.2 At least five years as a decision maker with an ISEAL or IAF accredited certification body
16-September-2019
Interpretation document on section 15 Sampling within the Audit 2019INTD02 Section 15 – Sampling within the Audit 15.1.2 – Guidelines for the type of sampling and size of the samples to be employed in each instance 16-September-2019
Description Reference Code Open To Whom Open Date Deadline for Submissions
DRAFT Tour Operator On-Site Audit Guidance (Relating to Sections 13 and 14 of the GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.4)
Please submit comments on the same word document to td@gstcouncil.org
Draft: “DRAFT Tour Operator On-Site Audit Guidance relating to Section 13 and 14
2019CON01 Accredited CBs and CBs in the process of accreditation 22-September-2019 30-October-2019
Comment on provisional agenda for December 4th GSTC-CBs Meeting in the Azores (prior to GSTC2019 Conference)
Please submit comments on the same word document to roi@gstcouncil.org
Agenda document: GSTC-CBs Meeting, Dec 4th Azores
Accredited CBs Recognized Standard Owners 7-October-2019 4-November-2019