Units/Volume Purchased from Supplier Organizations: Certified (PI6652)
Certified units/volume purchased from organizations who sold to the reporting organization during the reporting period.
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Units/Volume Purchased from Supplier Organizations: Certified (PI6652). v4.0.
Organizations should footnote details on the certification and all assumptions used. See usage guidance for further information.
A certification must be from a third party, be standards-based, have those standards be transparent, and have an assurance process. The process of certification is carried out by a recognized body, independent from interested parties, which demonstrates that a product or organization complies with the requirements defined in the standards or technical specifications. Examples of certifications include: UTZ Certified, Fair Trade (WFTO fair trade standard), Common Code for the Coffee Community (C4), Rainforest Alliance agriculture certification, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), etc.
Organizations should footnote relevant details about the certification (e.g., certification name, certifying body) and can do so by reporting product certifications separately on Product/Service Certifications (PD2756).
Organizations that purchase different types of products/services should consider reporting against each type of different product/service separately.