Facilities can complete the entire self-assessment inclusive of all Levels they unlock and can respond to. For verification, the scope is narrowed to a core set of questions. The core question set is a subset of Level 1 questions.
Therefore, verification will cover only level 1 questions yes, but not all level 1 questions as the questions identified as “core” for verification on the FEM 4.0 are a subset of the full level 1 question set. Outside of that core set, it would be up to the facilities/brands if they choose to further verify additional questions external to the FEM structure.
Please refer to the FEM 4.0 verification protocol - https://howtohigg.org/higg-fem-verification-program/ for more details.
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