Independence between standard setting for reporting and certification of reporting is crucial for credibility and impact. Therefore, the search and recruitment process of a second Technical Working Group (TWG2) has been initiated, which will have much more influence on shaping the RFI development in future.
At the same time, there should be a balance independence with financial stability. Hence, the RFI is not yet set up as a separate organisation. Instead, COHRED provides the Secretariat function for the work of the TWG.
It is anticipated that the TWG2 will grow into an RFI Board that will be responsible for standard development and conflict resolution, as well as a more technical team that will work on continuously improving reporting guides and benchmark development. For now, COHRED will continue to provide the Secretariat, but is anticipating that this may split off to a separate non-profit body.