A scheme shall be considered to be a 'new scheme application' if the scheme has:
Find out more information on whether your scheme would be eligible for submission to GFSI here.
A scheme shall be considered to be a 'Re-Benchmarking' application if the scheme is:
A scheme shall be considered to be an 'Extension to a Scope of Recognition ' application if the scheme:
The benchmarking timeline for submissions falling under Re-Benchmarking or an Extension to a Scope of Recognition is the same. All details can be found in the GFSI Guidance Document.
|5 weeks||Sumbmission of Application|
|Signing of Scheme Owner Agreement|
|Appointment of Benchmark
|Appointment of Benchmark Committee Members|
|5 weeks||Desk Review|
|Completion of Assessment Matrix|
|12 weeks||Assessment by Benchmark Committee|
|Benchmark Committee Scheme Owner Meeting|
|Issue of Assessment Report|
|Issue of Final Report|
|1 week||GFSI Board Decision|