Common Assessment Standard
Here are JPC Décor, our qualifications and accreditations are very important to us. We think it’s as important to be up to date with compliance and accreditation as it is to provide good customer service.
In a previous blog we talked in general about all our accreditations.
We felt our newly achieved CHAS Premier status was that important, that we should explain it all on its own.
What’s it all about
Basically, the new Common Assessment Standard is an accreditation programme to help companies streamline their supply chain management. Contractors that hold the accreditation have to pass certain criteria. This mean for site managers and buyers that they don’t have to trawl through lots of paperwork to check compliance. If you have the premier status, you are good to go.
The idea is to save you time, hassle and offer you support throughout your supply chain. It means your supply chain is managed for you, with risk alerts and compliance updates being sent direct to your dashboard. You are always up to date on your suppliers without all the work involved.
These are the 12 key areas that are covered by the Common Standard Review as specified on the CHAS website.
- Health and Safety (H&S) — The disclosure of existing H&S procedures and risk management policies to qualified assessors
- Identity — Confirmation of contact details, company size and location, etc. to verify legality to operate within the UK
- Financial — The disclosure of full accounts and held insurances and a signed confirmation payment code of conduct
- Corporate and Professional Standing — The production of evidence relating to a range of topics, such as criminal, terrorist and human trafficking activity
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption — Provide evidence of adequate procedures to prevent persons within or associated with your organisation from receiving bribes or bribing others
- Modern Slavery — Demonstrating steps your organisation has taken to assess and manage modern slavery and human trafficking risk
- Environment — A demonstration that environmental management standards are being met via the supply of documented arrangements
- Quality — Confirmation that quality management standards for construction output, training and general performance are being met
- Equality — Proof of conformity to the Equalities Act, the Minimum Wage Act and the Immigration, Asylum and Nationalities Act
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) — The production of evidence that a sound CSR policy and anti-slavery and human trafficking statement are held
- Information Security and GDPR — Demonstration of full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation
- Building Information Modelling — Confirmation of how the organisation develops, manages and controls design information
Watch this video to find out more about how the CHAS Programme can help you and your supply chain. Feel free to get in touch with us to ask us anything about our CHAS Accreditation.