About the tool V2.0
At the Global Benchmark Tool launch in October 2015, it was agreed that the Tool would be reviewed every three years. Planning for the review began in October 2018, with the process kick-started in January 2019.
The review process will update and simplify the Global Benchmark Tool while maintaining the robust benchmark standard and the Tool’s alignment with the FAO guidelines. The review will be focused on the following three areas:
Improvement of benchmark component language
Reduction of the number of components to reduce complexity while maintaining the benchmark standard
Inclusion of new FAO guidelines as supplementary components
Expert Working Groups
The Steering Board has installed three different Expert Working Groups (EWG) to develop version 2.0 of the Global Benchmark Framework: Governance & Scheme Management EWG, Aquaculture EWG and Fisheries EWG.
On April 6th, the 60-day Public Consultation period on the draft Benchmark Framework v2.0 was launched. The purpose of the Public Consultation is to allow all stakeholders to review the work of the Expert Working Groups (EWGs) and provide their input. After the Public Consultation period, the EWGs will take all comments into careful consideration.
Timeline for the Revision
Schemes, Independent Experts and Benchmark Committee Members provide feedback on v1.0 of the Tool and the Tool Process.
Expert Working Group ‘kick-off’ session in Amsterdam.
30-day public consultation on v1.0 of the Tool.
Virtual Expert Working Group meetings to review the first draft of the Global Benchmark Framework v2.0.
Expert Working Groups finalize first draft of the Global Benchmark Framework v2.0 for Public Consultation.
GSSI Steering Board approves first draft of the Global Benchmark Framework v2.0 for Public Consultation.
April 2020-May 2020
60-day public consultation.
Integration of Public Consultation comments in Global Benchmark Framework v2.0 by Expert Working Groups.
Expert Working Group meetings to finalise Global Benchmark Framework v2.0.
GSSI Steering Board approves Global Benchmark Tool v2.0 for launch.
Launch of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool v2.0.