Notifications of criteria change

About criteria changes

BASTA's criteria are continuously developed by BASTA together with BASTA's scientific council and are based on the latest research and legislation in the field.

BASTAonline AB has the right to update the BASTA system's criteria on an ongoing basis. Changes that involve a tightening of criteria must be notified in writing at least six (6) months before they become mandatory. Companies connected to the BASTA system are obliged to keep up-to-date on new criteria and to update assessments and registrations within six (6) months of updated criteria being announced.

Notification takes place through:, this page
Through e-mails to companies connected to the BASTA system

Notifications of criteria change

Merged and updated criteria for BASTA, BETA and DECLARED

Published 30 May 2023

The criteria for the grades BASTA, BETA and DECLARED are now merged into one document. The requirements in the criteria have not been changed during this update.

Notifications of criteria change enter into force 2022-01-01

Published 01 Jan 2022

The BASTA, BETA and DECLARED properties criteria documents for 2022: A1 are now published on the website. The properties criteria 2022-01-01 include several clarifications but no changes and therefore no update of for example sub-supplier declaration or other documentation is needed.

New BASTA and BETA- Properties criteria documents enters into force 2021-01-01

Published 17 Dec 2020

The BASTA and BETA Properties Criteria for 2021:A1 has been published on the BASTA webbpage. The BASTA Property Criteria 2021-01-01 includes some clarifications but no changes. Therefore there are no need to update any documents, such as the Sub-supplier declaration et al.