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SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Routes to Approval  > Standard Route Approval  >  CCAS Passport Scheme

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To achieve the ACS standard, each applicant needs to meet the requirements of the ACS standard which consists of 9 main headings beginning with Criterion 1 - Strategy through to Criterion 9 - Results.

Please see below the main headings of the ACS Standard.

 .....  Criterion ACS Standard 
 Strategy An SIA Approved Contractor has clear strategic direction enabling it to  deliver  value to all stakeholders. 
2  Processes An SIA Approved Contractor has robust processes in place that ensure    service delivery to its customers and stakeholders. 
3  Commercial  Relationship  Management An SIA Approved Contractor promotes robust and transparent commercial  relationships with its customers, consumers and suppliers founded on mutual  trust and respect. 
4  Financial  Management An SIA Approved Contractor is financially viable with sufficient resources to  meet its current and future obligations. 
5  Resources An SIA Approved Contractor has sufficient technical resources to sustain its  business, meeting the relevant industry standards. 
6  People An SIA Approved Contractor develops and implements plans to ensure its  people are suitably trained, developed and cared for. 
7  Leadership An SIA Approved Contractor has effective leadership. 
8  Corporate Social  Responsibility An SIA Approved Contractor recognises and acts on its corporate social  responsibility.
9  Results An SIA Approved Contractor measures, understands and improves its  achievements in relation to all stakeholders and adopts a continual  improvement policy. 



To find out more about how to become an Approved Contractor, please click on the following link which takes you to the official SIA ACS application guidance document - https://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Documents/acs/sia_acs_how_to.pdf.

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