The Standard Setting and Revision Committee (SSRC) supports the revision of the Principles and Criteria (P&C). The BCI council oversees the committee. It comprises of 10 members who bring relevant expertise. It consists of the following:

  • At least one representative from each membership category. The opportunity to apply has been given to all BCI Members.
  • One Council member
  • A designated project manager from BCI.

Members of the committee have met and will meet several times  during the course of the process to offer technical advice and expertise towards the revision of the Standard. They have the opportunity to bring perspectives from their respective groups and stakeholders, evaluate impacts on affected stakeholders and decide the degree of change that will be incorporated in the new standard.

The Committee will decide when the final draft of the P&C is ready for review and approval by the BCI Council.

Stakeholder consultation

Input into the review of the P&C is pro-actively sought after by BCI. All in all, up to two rounds of stakeholder consultations will be organised in order to allow all interested and impacted parties to provide their comments and contribute to the process. Participants will have the opportunity to provide their input through an online survey.

  • First consultation: 03 December 2015 to 03 February 2015

The first stakeholder consultation took place from 3 December 2015 to 3 February 2016.

  • Second consultation: 05 December 2016  to 25 January 2017

This consultation is currently going on. Please refer to the Standard Revision main webpage.

Council Approval

The BCI Council has the authority in approving the final draft of the revised P&C. The Council confirms that the process followed by the Standard Revision Committee is in line with BCI’s Standard review process. The Council will ultimately have the authority to approve the content submitted, following the two rounds of stakeholder consultation.

Pilot Projects

The Standard Setting and Revision Committee may propose entirely new environmental or social safeguards to be integrated into the P&C. If approved by the council, some of these may be experimented through Pilot Projects. In this scenario, pilot projects will serve to assess interpretation, local relevancy and feasibility of implementation for further adjustment.

Pilot projects proposed by the Committee are not time bound to the final Standard review deadline.

Transition Period

Once revisions to the P&C are approved, a transition period will be defined for those implementing the Standard. The transition period will be defined once the changes proposed to the Standard are clear.

Please check regularly for an update on the transition period.