There are three categories of CLM:
These are not hierarchical categories rather each has been designed to meet varying landholder requirements. Each category is designed to meet different needs and landholders don’t have to progress between categories unless they think the benefits warrant the additional costs.
Landholders in each category must implement a continuous improvement cycle. Categories differ mainly on who does the auditing and the frequency of auditing.
Eucalyptus landholders have had their ALM plan certified by an ALM Group accredited auditor and have paid their ALM Group certification fee.
Banksia landholders have had their ALM plan certified by an ALM Group accredited auditor other than their ALM Group trainer, are exchanging information with the catchment authority in the region and have paid their ALM Group certification fee.
These landholders have met all the requirements of ALM Group Banskia membership and have ISO 14001 certification.