The length of time audit results are valid varies according to the producer’s ratings on both the full and follow-up audits.
•2 years validity: amfori BSCI full audits with an overall rating of ‘A’ or ‘B’ (Very Good or Good) are valid for 2 years. The RSP holder can challenge this validity by raising specific concerns to the amfori Secretariat. If the result of a follow-up audit shows an overall rating ‘A’ or ‘B’, then the audit is valid until the next full audit is due at the end of the two-year cycle.
•12 months validity: amfori BSCI full and follow-up audits with an overall rating of ‘C’, ‘D’, or ‘E’ are valid for a maximum of 12 months, provided that the period between two full audits never exceeds 2 years. This timeframe provides both the RSP holder and the producer the flexibility to define the best timing for the follow-up audit, which generally takes place between 2 and 12 months after the initial audit. In rare cases, more than two follow-up audits will take place within the two-year cycle. If the deadline for a follow-up audit is missed, a full audit will be required instead