This platform is a searchable database of all Variance Requests (VR’s) and Questions for Interpretation (Q&A’s) submitted to the ASC. These requests are made publicly available to improve consistency in understanding and application of ASC standards and Certification & Accreditation Requirements (CAR). To that end, full submissions, documents and feedback relating to the submissions can be accessed by clicking on the entries.
ASC has revised its Variance Request process and developed a normative Variance Request procedure to maintain its transparency and accountability ethos. You can access the procedure through the button on the (left/right).
The Variance Request procedure allows for stakeholders to submit feedback to VR’s related to the ASC species’ standards. To do so please follow the steps outlined in The Variance Request Procedure.