The Certification Scope sets out what parts of a Business, Facilities and/or Product/Program are covered by an ASI Certification. This is sometimes also called the 'unit of certification'.
The Certification Scope needs to be clearly documented as part of the initial Self Assessment so that:
The Member is clear what falls within the scope of an ASI Audit The Auditor is able to develop an appropriate Audit Plan A Member's Certification Scope is communicated clearly and accurately to stakeholders and business partners. Applicability of individual criteria in ASI Standards is defined by the relevant supply chain activities and membership class of the member.