By earning an ASCM Enterprise Certification for Sustainability, certified companies gain a competitive advantage by demonstrating to the public that they employ the best and most ethical, ecological, and economic supply chain practices. Additionally, organizations that earn the certification show transparency of their supply chain and processes to the public and industry at large; building market and brand value with their consumers.
You can download the Standards guide for free online.
The Maturity Assessment is not required to become certified. However, we highly recommend that you complete it prior to completing a registration application to help identify if your supply chain is ready for evaluation.
Information collected in the Maturity Assessment is used for research and benchmarking purposes. Information specific to your organization’s supply chain that is collected in the assessment is not shared with third parties. However, you will receive benchmarking information specific to your organization’s supply chain after completing the Maturity Assessment.
No, the certification is specific to that supply chain or business unit that was evaluated and will be noted on your certification
For a full list of documentation required for registration, review the ASCM Enterprise Certification for Sustainability Documentation Checklist. Also, make sure that you have all required documentation separated into the appropriate files before beginning your registration.
Documentation collected in the registration application is provided to ASCM directly for staff, evaluator, and ASCM committee review and is considered highly confidential. No information collected as part of this process is shared with any additional third parties.
While the registration fee is determined by your organization’s corporate membership status at the time of registration, there is a two-week grace period. If your company becomes an ASCM corporate package (1,2 or 3) holder within two weeks of registration, we may refund the difference. However, once we begin the evaluation process (approximately two weeks), we are not able to make any adjustments.
No. Evaluations are conducted by approved evaluators only. In the event a candidate has an approved evaluator on staff, it would be considered a conflict of interest for evaluators to conduct evaluations of sites within their own company’s supply chain.
Once the evaluation process has begun, the evaluator cannot be changed unless there is a conflict of interest or certain legal restrictions apply. Please contact the ASCM Customer Support department at firstname.lastname@example.org to report any issues.
Candidates can appeal a committee determination of their application for certification within 30 days from receiving the notice of their application result.
Once all sites have been evaluated, the evaluator will submit their findings to the ASCM committee for review. The committee will then render a decision within 4 to 6 weeks from the date the final evaluation is submitted.
If you have a question or feedback regarding the status or result of your organization’s application, please contact email@example.com. Additionally, you may contact your assigned evaluator directly.
We understand that having a certified supply chain gives your organization a significant competitive advantage. However, the review process takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks for thorough review of all evaluation criteria and, thus, cannot be expedited.