Proposing and making changes to the International Attribute Tracking Standard or Accredited Product Codes ensures there is a clear and transparent method for stakeholder input. While the I-REC Standard Foundation conducts consultations to gather feedback on specific items, stakeholders can, at any time, propose changes to existing regulatory documents such as the Standard or Product Codes.
Change Management for the I-REC Standard
The process through which stakeholders can propose changes be made to Standard begins with the submission of the change form that can be found on this page titled, ‘Application for Standard Change Management’ form. This request form assists stakeholders and the International REC Standard Foundation Board (Board) in identifying the exact nature of the change and how it will affect the processes described in the Standard. After the submission is made, the Board will review the proposed changes and determine the process for their evaluation.
It is important to note that approved change requests, excluding confidential details, will be published on the I-REC Standard website.
Change Management for Accredited Product Codes
A Code Manager may make changes to a Product Code. To maintain their Accredited status, any change to a Product Code is subject to review by the International REC Standard Foundation Board (Board) before being implemented, except in the extenuating cases or events.
All Code Managers need to introduce a Change Management process in their Product Code, in a similar fashion to what is developed within the Standard. As a result, each individual Product Code will have a Change Management form like that of the Standard. A link to relevant, Product Code-specific Change Management forms can be seen to the right. As with the Standard Change Management, all approved changes will be published on the I-REC Standard website excluding any relevant confidential details.
Emergency Change Requests
When a Code Manager considers a change to a Product Code to be urgent, such a change may be made in advance of Board approval. If the Board opines the change to be incompatible with the requirements of the Standard, it will advise the Code Manager after the change has been implemented and provide a Resolution Period of not less than three months during which the incompatibility can be remedied.
Interaction between Change Management and Consultations
Add something about how Code Changes can often go for Consultation and the results of such a consultation will be published on the Consultation page.