Documents specific to the OBP Recycling Subprogram
OBP Collection Organization Standard
This standard applies to organizations doing collection of Ocean Bound Plastic, focusing on commercially recyclable OBP and reselling the OBP they have collected.
OBP Recycling Organization Standard
This standard applies to organizations recycling OBP into new polymers and/or new products and to any other actor in the value chain until the final client (traders, merchant or plastic packaging users for example).
The following guide covers the possibilities offered by the Collection Organization Standard to structure and certify your OBP Supply Chain.
Documents specific to the OBP Neutrality Subprogram
OBP Neutralization Services Provider Standard
This standard applies to organizations doing collection and treatment of Ocean Bound Plastic, focusing on non-commercially recyclable OBP and wanting to emit and sale OBP Credits for the work they perform.
OBP Plastic Producers & Users Standard
This standard applies to companies willing to offset their plastic footprint by purchasing OBP Credits and claiming their production as OBP Neutral.
DOCUMENTS VALID FOR ALL PROGRAMS
OBP Program Definitions & Annexes
This document covers all the definitions, acronyms signification and the annexes mentioned in the standards of the OBP Program. This document needs to be reviewed carefully by any organization interested in getting certified to any of the OBP standard.
Besides answering usual questions about the standard, this document is to be used by certification bodies, certified organizations and applying organizations as interpretation guidelines for the OBP standards.
Logos Uses & Claims Guidelines
This document is a must use for every certified company wishing to make any promotional and on-product claims and use the OBP Logos
OBP Program Templates
To facilitate the implementation of the standard by organizations willing to get certified we have prepared indicative or mandatory templates. You will find all of them in this document.
OBP Fee Structure
The cost of maintaining and developing the standard is born by the Non-for-Profit Organization Zero Plastic Oceans, to be able to continue this mission ZPO charge a fee per certification executed against its standards. The list of fees is detailed in the document below
Remote & Supervised/Shadow Audits Guidelines
In order to allow for the continuity of certification processes even during exceptional conditions the following guidelines have been established for Certification Bodies to be able to perform in certain cases remote or supervised/shadow audits.
Recognition of Other Standards & Audit
Recognizing other standards and other audit results is beneficial for certified companies as it allows auditors to use existing information and verifications from other audits to ease the OBP audits. This document details under which conditions this recognition can be made and for which requirements for the GRS and the SA 8000 standard.
Documents for Certification Bodies
For certification bodies willing to offer the OBP Program, the following document covers the process and requirement to get approved by Zero Plastic Oceans to audit and certify against the OBP standards.
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