Assurance System Review 2016-2017
During 2016-2017, Bettercoal is working with the multi-stakeholder Technical & Advisory Committee and Bettercoal Members to review the Assurance System to ensure that it is fully aligned and strongly supports the Bettercoal system.
The objectives are to:
Develop a risk-based approach to assurance to increase the efficiency of the Bettercoal Assessment Programme, reduce the burden for suppliers and enhance the quality of information for Bettercoal Members;
Increase the transparency of Bettercoal procedures, system elements and outcomes;
Develop practical assessment tools and guidance for independent Assessors;
Review and make recommendations for effective implementation of the continuous improvement plans at coal Suppliers' operations.
The table below describes the areas of the Bettercoal system that are currently under review and the documents that will be developed over the coming months. Any changes will be updated in the table below. For more information, please contact Marieke van der Mijn, Head of Standards & Assurance.