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1 The best environmental choice in seafood Disclaimer If any interpretive issues arise in relation to the issues covered in these presentations, the text of the English MSC Scheme Documents will prevail in all instances. The MSC is not responsible for any issues arising to any parties as a result of consulting these presentations. If you are unsure of any details on any of the subjects covered, please consult the relevant MSC scheme documents or contact the MSC at MSC Executive October 2011

2 The best environmental choice in seafood Single site Certification Stefano Minischetti Product Integrity Manager

3 The best environmental choice in seafood Learning Objectives For attendees: To know the main steps in the MSC CoC on-site audit To know the actions auditors should take at each step Photo: Richard Webb

4 The best environmental choice in seafood Agenda Certification process Suspension and withdrawal of certificate Photo: Christian Bickel

5 The best environmental choice in seafood Certification Process Captured in Part B of Certification Requirements Includes requirements for – Need for certification – Scope of certification – Audit planning – Evaluation – Audit findings – Certification decision Photo: Takeaway

6 The best environmental choice in seafood Need and scope Need for certification (17.1) see other session Scope of certification (17.2) – Detail of scope (fishery, activity, products) – Use of UMA fish (see later session) – Multi-site operation – Subcontractors – Interim certification

7 The best environmental choice in seafood Scope of Certification Single SiteMulti site - Group

8 The best environmental choice in seafood Scope of certification Single sites 2 options for multi-sites (17.2.4) – Each site is individually audited, a group certificate is issued – The group implement the group requirements and a group certificate is issued (link to annex BB and BC)

9 The best environmental choice in seafood 17.3 Audit planning Record applicant on MSC database Try to synchronise with other audits whenever possible Plan visits of subcontractors if needed The best environmental choice in seafood Photo: Chris 73 / Wikipedia Commons

10 The best environmental choice in seafood Questions & Answers Questions?

11 The best environmental choice in seafood Audit Planning: Find a supplier

12 The best environmental choice in seafood Find a supplier: Search page

13 The best environmental choice in seafood 17.4 On-site evaluation – practical steps 1.Opening meeting 2.Collect information on management system 3.Walk around, carry out interviews to check how it works in reality 4.Carry out tests to verify if the system works such as a traceback and a mass balance calculation

14 The best environmental choice in seafood 17.4 On-site evaluation – practical steps Use of non-certified fish Verify that the client complies with the ecolabel licensing agreement for the use of the MSC trademarks on packaging, including when non-certified seafood is used that it is used to a maximum of 5% of the total seafood content of the final product

15 The best environmental choice in seafood 17.5 Audit findings Two classifications – Major – Minor No certification if major issued during initial certification Minors do not jeopardise certification but need to be closed by next audit, can become majors The best environmental choice in seafood

16 17.6 Certification decision Certificate information Refer to the MSC website for the scope PLUS (optional): scope schedule PLUS (if relevant): under-MSC-assessment schedule MSC requires information recorded on database within 10 days of certification decision being taken Client shall advise certifier if it wishes to extend its scope (§ 17.7 and Annex BD) The best environmental choice in seafood

17 Reporting scope Table B1 in 17.2 (list of scope options) Product Handled Schedule v.s. scope schedule Always ensure MSC database is up to date! ActivityProduct formType of storagePresentation Contract processingExtractsChilled (including fresh)Aquaculture feed DistributionFilletsDry goodsBlock HarvestGuttedFrozenBlock Interleaved Packing or repackingHeaded and guttedLiveBoxed ProcessingMincedOTHER – Describe:Cake/cookie Restaurant / take away to consumer OilCan Retail to consumerPortionsCoated StorageRoeDried Trading fish (buying/selling)Steaks PortionFermented TransportationWholeFertilizer WholesaleOTHER – Describe:Fresh fish Counter OTHER – Describe:Hot and cold smoked Individually Quick Frozen Jar Marinade Marinade/pickled Menu Item Oil Capsule Pet food Pickled Portion Pouch / Vacuum Packed Ready Meal Salted Sauce Snacks Steaks Surimi OTHER – Describe: List of Scope Options

18 The best environmental choice in seafood 17.7 Change to scope of certification You client needs to inform you of: – New sites (see group certification) – New subcontractors – New products Receive request, review information, assess conformity Record the change on the MSC database within 10 days

19 The best environmental choice in seafood 17.8 Surveillance frequency See other session

20 The best environmental choice in seafood When something goes wrong…

21 The best environmental choice in seafood 7.4 Suspension and withdrawal Suspension and withdrawal of certificates – Revision of clauses previously in TAB Dir 16 – Specific clauses relating to handling CoC certificates (7.4.4, 7.4.6, ).

22 The best environmental choice in seafood 7.4 Suspension and Withdrawal Cause of suspension happens Certificate is suspended – Recorded on MSC website; MSC notified of possible threats to supply chain – Certificate holder inform its clients – Company stops selling or claiming MSC certification Corrective action plan is requested with binding timeframe Corrective actions are verified by CAB Certificate is reinstated – Enhanced surveillance frequency

23 The best environmental choice in seafood 7.4 Suspension and Withdrawal Certificate is withdrawn if – Corrective action plan is not provided – If corrective actions are not effective Certificate is immediately withdrawn if – Company sells non-MSC certified fish as MSC for the second time during life of certificate

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