Active Accredited Hosts:
They are key actors in the SLCP system for data hosting & sharing. On the Active Accredited Host platforms, facilities complete their assessments and provide permission to share verified data with other parties. Verification occurs here as well.
They are third party/ external service providers approved by SLCP to 1) allow data entry by facilities and verifiers during the SLCP assessment; 2) store SLCP assessment data on their platform and 3) provide additional data analytics and sharing services to users such as brands, standard holders, and manufacturers, but also provider of a technology platform through which the facility can complete the self/joint-assessment and the Verifier can complete the verification (i.e. verified data gathering activity). The SLCP process must be completed on one of the Active Accredited Host platforms – a facility can choose which one they want to use.
Passive Accredited Hosts:
Passive hosts do not share data with any other hosts nor is it possible for a facility to do their assessment or have it verified on a passive host’s platform. Passive hosts are only recipients of verified data, if facilities allow for that on the Gateway.
They are third party/ external service providers approved by SLCP to 1) store SLCP assessment data on their platform and 2) provide additional data analytics and sharing services to users such as brands, standard holders, and manufacturers.
The SLCP Gateway (central repository for all SLCP Verified Assessments) can submit data to a Passive Accredited Host if a facility initiates this sharing process. Only assessments in Verification Finalized (VRF) status are received by the Passive Accredited Host. The Passive Accredited Host is not involved in the active execution of the SLCP assessment process, i.e. self/joint-assessment data gathering and verification data gathering.
In conclusion, the whole SLCP assessment and verification process occurs on active hosts only (self-/joint-assessment, verification and sharing with end-users). The passive host is only a recipient of the final product.