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.
- 'Sector-specific solutions audit guidelines' to audit compliance with record-keeping duties in relation to notification as a sector-specific solution pursuant to section 8 (1) and to audit volume flow records pursuant to section 17 (2) VerpackG
(last updated: 1 January 2019)
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).