Sustainable Meta-Standards

The GSES system is an ESG rating system for companies, public organizations, and NGOs. The GSES System works with internationally accepted frameworks and standards such as; GSES Meta Standard, GSE Standard, SASB Standards, BlueScan, Sustainable Footprint standard, etc.

The Meta Standard is an international umbrella standard based on existing certificates and labels. Also, the certifications that the user/organization already has can be uploaded subsequently receive a rating based on the performance already achieved. This way, the GSES System rewards participants for certifications they have already obtained.

The GSES system uses exemptions on 2 levels: 1st and 2nd line. 1st line exemptions are certificates that have been checked and issued by an independent certification body that is supervised by an Accreditation Council in the country where it is located.

2nd line exemptions are certificates that can be submitted that have not been independently audited by a certification body. The 2nd line exemptions should be checked by submitting additional data and audit reports for this reason.

your achievements

The following costs will be charged for an independent verification:
For a certificate and/or quality mark in the first line exemption each € 49.95 ex VAT
For a certificate and/or quality mark in the second line exemption each € 149.95 ex VAT

After uploading, you will receive your rating in the GSES System within 48 hours and the digital scorecard will be put online in the (procurement) database. You can use the online ESG Rating- card for marketing, governance, and tender purposes.

Optimize your score
You may not have any quality marks and/or certificates that are exempt or you may want to optimize your score. If you choose a Pro Membership or Full Membership you have the option to make Assessments on multiple sustainability themes and on multiple levels such as; Corporate Governance, Supply Chain, Product / Project.

Organization Level

1st line Exemptions Metastandard Organization Level
Validation on Standard level (without extra reports)

2nd line Exemptions Metastandard Organizational Level

(Validation by full audit reports)

Product/Project Level

2nd line Exemptions Metastandard Product / Project Level
(Based on full audit report)

The GSE-Meta Standard consists of 2 levels:

GSE-Meta Standard 1st-line where your existing certifications are validated and ranked according to the GSE-Meta Standard at the Organization level.

GSE-Meta Standard 2nd-line where your existing certifications with reporting(s) according to the GSE-Meta Standard are validated and ranked at the organizational level.

  • For the GSES Meta Report (GSE-Meta Standard 1st line), a processing fee of € 49.95 excluding VAT per exemption certificate is charged per additional verification round.
  • For the GSES Meta Report (GSE-Meta Standard 2nd line), a processing fee of € 149.95 excl. VAT per exemption report, per additional verification round is charged.

The verifications are done by independent external parties, for more information and prices please contact us.

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