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5th Joint Committee

28 Mar 22

The 5th Joint Committee of the Joint Crediting Mechanism between Bangladesh and Japan was held virtually.

Meeting Report

Designation of a TPE based on their new accreditation under the ISO 14065
- Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited

Decision on interim special measure for on-site assessment by TPEs
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Committee between Bangladesh and Japan (JC) decided to ease requirements on an on-site visit of the first verification by a third-party entity (TPE) as a temporary measure effective from 28 March until 31 December 2022.
If an on-site visit for the first verification assessment cannot be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a TPE may use other appropriate auditing techniques for verification, as referred to in section 8.1.2. of the “Joint Crediting Mechanism Guidelines for Validation and Verification (version02.0) (VVG)”.
In the above regard, the JC decided to allow until 31 December 2022, to deviate from the requirements in para 84 of the VVG. Where the TPE relies on this temporary measure, it describes in the verification report the alternative means used and justifies that they are credible and sufficient for the purpose of verification and that the on-site visit cannot be conducted.

Decision on interim special measure for on-site assessment by TPEs

Decision on issuance of credits
- BD002 “Installation of High Efficiency Centrifugal Chiller for Air Conditioning System in Clothing Tag Factory in Bangladesh” for the monitoring period of 01 Mar 17 – 31 Jul 19
- BD004 “Introduction of PV-diesel Hybrid System at Fastening Manufacturing Plant” for the monitoring period of 01 Jun 16 – 31 Jul 19