Commitments of Commercial Users
A Commercial User is to meet the following commitments to the FluoroCycle scheme:
- have a requirement in relevant contracts for all waste mercury-containing lamps to be recycled
- adhere to the Signatory commitments set out in these Guidelines and the Signatory Guide to FluoroCycle Branding
- provide a signed Annual Statement of Compliance that self-certifies compliance with the commitments that apply to Commercial Users, and
- cooperate with surveys that are undertaken from time to time, and with random or risk-based audits, as instigated by the Administrator, and
Commitments that relate to audits
As one of their commitments, Signatories are required to cooperate with audits that will be undertaken in reasonable business hours and after reasonable notice.
The Administrator may undertake random or risk based audits of the activities of Signatories to ensure compliance with commitments to FluoroCycle. This means that, in any one year, a subset of Signatories are likely to be audited. An audit also includes an assessment of adherence with these Guidelines and the Signatory Guide to FluoroCycle Branding.
In the case of a Commercial User, an audit includes an assessment of the steps taken to implement recycling and a visual inspection of evidence that FluoroCycle has been implemented, eg invoices, contracts or annual reports. Please refer to the FluoroCycle Guidelines 2013 for further information
A Signatory who fails to cooperate with an audit will be asked to explain why their Signatory status should not be revoked. Please refer to the FluoroCycle Guidelines 2013 for further information