In cooperation with the RvS and companies that test, inspect and certify, the RvA wants to implement improvements in the process surrounding schema evaluation. One of the improvements focuses on the scheme’s own assessment, which the scheme manager submits to the RvA as input for the evaluation. The self-assessment provides important input to determine whether a scheme meets the conditions for application under accreditation.
By rewriting the format for an scheme owner’s self-assessment, the RvA aims to make the provision of information more accessible and clearer. We will start with one scheme in pilot form to see, together with the parties involved, how we can optimize the format for the self-assessment. We will also involve the Dutch Association of Certification Institutes (NVCi).