Tyre Stewardship Australia’s Accreditation & Compliance function undertakes the review to accredit TSA applications to the Tyre Stewardship Scheme. The function ensures that TSA’s commitments are being met through several mechanisms including the accreditation process, robust auditing and ongoing communication with accredited participants.
Compliance ensures that accredited Participants are meeting the Scheme’s requirements. As a voluntary program the Scheme largely relies on self-regulation to achieve compliance but is supported by robust administrative processes. Participant audits play an important role in establishing and improving the level of Participant cooperation and compliance.
What does full compliance look like?
A fully compliant TSA Participant:
is up-to-date with all document and reporting data required by TSA
upon request, provides copies of all relevant documents for audit purposes
cooperates with compliance audits and surveys, and
meets all their Scheme commitments.
TSA audits are essential tools that assess compliance of its Participants against their requirements within the Scheme.
All accredited recyclers and collectors complete an annual compliance audit, whilst roughly 10% of TSA accredited retailers both as a random and risk-based sample complete compliance audits.