Procedures and Policies

 

Below you can find out more about the procedures and policies for Standard setting and review,  along with additional documents related to the governance of GEO, and GEO Certification Ltd., as part of our commitment to operating transparently and collaboratively to advance sustainability in and through golf.

The GEO Certified® Facility mark is part of the suite of credible, independently assessed sustainability standards and certifications for golf facilities, developments and clubs. You can read more about GEO Certified® here.

Governance Bodies

Governance Bodies

Contains information about the composition, authority and operations of GEO’s governing bodies.

Standard Process Flow for Club & Course Management

Standard Process Flow for Club and Course Management

Sets out the process GEO follows from standard-setting to evaluation. Procedural information for each of the steps can be found in the corresponding documents within this section.

Standard Process Flow for Club & Course Management

Standard-Setting Public System Document

Overview of processes to meet ISEAL Standard-Setting Codes

Standard-Setting Procedure

Standard-Setting Procedures

Procedural document setting out the steps GEO follows during standard-setting.

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Assurance Public System Document

Overview of processes to meet ISEAL Standard-Setting Codes

Standard Monitoring Procedures

Standard Monitoring Procedures

Procedural document setting out the steps GEO follows during monitoring.

Complaints and Appeals Procedures

Complaints and Appeals Procedures

The Complaints and Appeals Procedures discusses procedures GEO follows when handling complaints and appeals associated with certifications, while the Public Complaints Procedures covers general complaints.

Standard Evaluation Procedures

Standard Evaluation Procedures

Procedural document setting out the steps GEO follows during evaluation.

Evaluation Criteria

GEO Certified® Facilities Standard

Sets out the standards used to assess applicants for GEO Certified®.