At Planet Mark we have a strong focus on quality and consistency. Our Certification Scheme Rules, Procedures and Management Processes are aligned to ISO 17065 to ensure that we are delivering a quality certification. They define the rules and processes that underpin the operation of the Planet Mark Business Certification and the Planet Mark Development Certification and are based on leading international standards.
They are primarily intended for use by parties implementing the Certifications, including Assessment Bodies, Planet Mark employees, and members of the Certification Governance Board. The Certification Scheme Rules also provide guidance to Members on how to achieve Certification.
Our Certification Governance Board replaces our Advisory Panel, and is responsible for, and has oversight of all elements on the Certification Scheme. In the second half of 2021, we are running an interim Certification Governance Board (CBG), with plans to officially launch our new Board in January 2022. The CBG will predominantly be made up of people external to Planet Mark and will report to the Planet Mark Board.
We are continuously reviewing legal requirements, compliance, best practice and the evolution of ESG and sustainability ideas, to ensure that the certification remains both compliant and cutting edge. The CGB will review the Certification Scheme at least once a year and approve and publish updates.