CHS Verification Scheme Overview

  • Author(s)
    CHS Alliance
  • Resource Type
  • Themes

Verification is a structured, systematic process to assess the degree to which an organisation is working to achieve the CHS. The Quality Assurance Verification Scheme is managed by the CHS Alliance. It sets out the policies and rules of the verification process to ensure it is conducted in a fair and consistent manner for all participating organisations.  

The scheme offers three verification options with different degrees of rigour and confidence in the results. These are: 

  • self-assessment 
  • independent verification 
  • certification 

The indicators used are common across all the options.

The scheme was updated in April 2022 to increase the accessibility of the Self-Assessment option and reduce the life-cycle of external verification options from four to three years, thus taking out the mid-term full audits, in order to allow organisations to dedicate more time to make the improvements they need.

This version replaces previous versions of the CHS Alliance Quality Assurance Verification Scheme.

Download the verification flyer.