Certification Body Consultations on GSTC Policy and Certification Requirements

Currently Open Consultations

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

Upcoming Future Consultations

Description Reference Code Open To Whom Open Date Deadline for Submissions
Survey of CB’s Current Audit Frequency & Intensity practices 2019CON02 Accredited CBs and CBs in the process of accreditation to be determined
Review of Draft Accreditation Manual v2.5/Hotels All interested parties to be determined; expected January 2020
Review of Draft Accreditation Manual v2.5/Tour Operators All interested parties to be determined; expected January 2020
Review of Draft Accreditation Manual v2.0/Destinations All interested parties to be determined; expected March 2020

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