Applications invited for certification bodies and auditors for ResponsibleSteel™ Standard

Following the launch of the ResponsibleSteel Standard, the world’s first international, multi-stakeholder standard for responsible production for steel making and processing, ResponsibleSteel is pleased to introduce the next steps to support implementation of the Standard.

Assurance Manual: Primarily for certification bodies and their auditors, the Assurance Manual covers topics such as eligibility to assess sites against the Standard, assessing conformity and issuing certification. It can be found here (

Implementation Instructions and guide ‘ResponsibleSteel Certification for Sites’: These tools must be used by companies seeking to conform to the Standard, and by auditors verifying performance, and can be found here (

Applying to be an approved certification body and auditor: Certification bodies and auditors that meet the requirements described in the Assurance Manual can now apply to assess and certify sites against the Standard. To apply, complete the application form in the Assurance Manual, and send it together with the requested documentation to Certification bodies will also need to transfer a fee to ResponsibleSteel. The application will be reviewed and, if successful, the certification body will be approved. Auditors will be approved only after participation in a training workshop (see below).

Auditor training: Participation in a training workshop is mandatory for auditors to become approved. The next auditor training workshops will be held on 11-13 February 2020 and 30 March-1 April 2020 at the DNV GL office, Stamford Street, London. We invite auditors to apply for approval (see above) and to register for a training workshop by sending an email with their preferred workshop date to Places are limited to auditors associated with certification bodies that intend to seek approval to be an approved certification body for the Standard and become an Associate Member. The deadline for registering for the February session is 28 January, and the deadline for the March session is 16 March.

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