Foundation & Authority

Sector-specific solution audit guidelines

Section 26 (1) no. 28 of the VerpackG (Packaging Act) gives the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) the authority to develop audit guidelines for registered auditors and experts to follow. The audit guidelines require approval from the German Federal Cartel Office.

The Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) calls for audits and/or confirmations by auditors and experts at various junctures. To ensure that audits and confirmations are conducted in a uniform manner and to achieve a uniform standard between different auditor and expert groups, the ZSVR developed audit guidelines for these activities. The audit guidelines have been approved by the German Federal Cartel Office.

The sector-specific solution audit guidelines can be found here:

These audit guidelines represent the foundation for the audits conducted by auditors/experts registered in the LUCID Packaging Register. The ZSVR has the power to remove auditors/experts from the register of auditors for up to three years if an auditor/expert repeatedly and in gross breach of duty violates the audit guidelines (section 27 (4) VerpackG).