Resources Available for Sustainability Survey, Audit

Published online: Feb 26, 2018 Articles
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Announcements recently went out on whether growers will be audited in person for 2017 responses to the Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI) survey. Most process growers are requested to participate in the PSI sustainability survey, and approximately 20 percent of the growers who completed the survey will be audited each year. The audit involves an interview between the grower and auditor with specific questions and an inspection of documents.

A manual has been developed to help growers methodically and successfully gather required documents for the audit, with examples of standard operating procedures, and resources to help answer interview questions. The manual is posted at http://www.uidaho.edu/cals/potatoes.Changes to this manual will be done periodically to adjust for changes to the PSI survey. Note that the survey and audit changed from the previous year. The manual was developed by University of Idaho, Washington State University and IACI with funding from the Northwest Potato Research Consortium.