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Standards Map provides information on over 210 standards, codes of conduct, audit protocols addressing sustainability hotspots in global supply chains.
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4C - GCP logo 4C - GCP 'The 4C Association was officially established in December 2006 and opened its first regional offices in 2008. In 2011 the focus of the association's work shifted from pure work on and via its Code of Conduct to a broader sustainability approach through the 4C Platform. It was also in 2011 that 4C achieved full ISEAL membership. By September 2015, 4C currently counted 291 members and verified almost 30% of the global coffee production in 2014 with producers being located in 25 coffee producing countries. There are 5 regional 4C offices: one in Africa (Uganda), one in Brazil, two in Asia (Vietnam and Indonesia) and one in Central America (El Salvador). The 4C Secretariat is located in Bonn, Germany. - As of April 2016, the 4C Association evolved into the Global Coffee Platform, continuing to own and periodically revise the Baseline Common Code as a global baseline reference for principles and practices that serve to pave the way in the understanding and implementation of sustainability in coffee production and processing. The Baseline Common Code is operated as the 4C Code of Conduct and the 4C Verification System by the Coffee Assurance Services CAS . '
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Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2016

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ABNT Ecolabel logo ABNT Ecolabel ABNT (Associacao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas) Ecolabel is a labelling certification based on life cycle mechanism considerations for implementation of environmental policies. ABNT is the only National Forum for Standardization in Brazil. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Accredited Fish Farm Scheme logo Accredited Fish Farm Scheme The Accredited Fish Farm Scheme (AFFS) is a public voluntary scheme launched by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) of the Government of the Hong Kong China, in response to increased competition with imported aquatic products and reduced consumer confidence in seafood products. The primary focus of AFFS is to support locally grown aquatic products on the Hong Kong market by promoting the implementation of good aquaculture practices and hygiene standards. The scheme is managed by the AFCD, which is also responsible for conducting farm inspections, providing on-going technical support and issuing certificates. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
ADM Responsible Soybean Standard logo ADM Responsible Soybean Standard ADM has created a certification program with the main objective of promoting environmentally and socially responsible soy production. ADM Responsible Soybean Standard is the result of research and benchmark studies carried out on existing standards, such as Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), as well as ADM’s own vision and values. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
Agricultura Certificada logo Agricultura Certificada Agricultura Certificada (AC) is a Quality Management System (QMS) that aims to demonstrate the benefits of the non-tillage system and share and spread the principles of sustainable, profitable and highly productive agriculture. The QMS aims to provide farmers with the tools and knowledge to improve agricultural practices and farm management. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2015
Alliance for Water Stewardship logo Alliance for Water Stewardship Focuses on mitigating water risks and developing water stewardship opportunities while at the same time achieving four key water outcomes: good water governance; improved water balance; improved water quality status and healthier important water-related areas. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016
Amaggi Responsible Soy Standard logo Amaggi Responsible Soy Standard The Amaggi Responsible Soy Standard was created in order to help farmers make the first step towards responsible production and also preparation to RTRS, Proterra or ISCC certification. ARSS is a baseline level for responsible soy production and does by no means aim to compete with existing soy schemes. The purpose of AMAGGI Responsible Soy Standard, VERSION 1.0 is to establish minimum entry criteria for certification of producers and to work for the socio-environmental management culture with them. Producers, when ready, may also migrate to other international certificates, such as those already mentioned herein, as we identify the increase of market demand. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------O AMAGGI Responsible Soy Standard, Versão 1.0 é resultado de um processo dedesenvolvimento o qual teve como diretrizes principais as normas internas e padrões desustentabilidade e os compromissos institucionais da AMAGGI, o conhecimento adquirido em implantação de certificações internacionais reconhecidas como RTRS, ProTerra e ISCC e os requisitos ou orientações de compras estabelecidos por clientes, associações nacionais e internacionais, e organizações não governamentais.O ARSS não tem o objetivo de concorrer com as certificações internacionais existentes e devidamente reconhecidas por diversos stakeholders. A AMAGGI reconhece que estes padrões internacionais foram criados e/ou aprimorados contando com a participação de diversos atores importantes e que trazem diversas perspectivas que são extremamente importantes para construir certificações de alto padrão de qualidade e exigência.A AMAGGI é uma das empresas com maior percentual de soja certificada pela RTRS e ProTerra e continuará trabalhando para que este percentual seja mantido e/ou aumentado ao longo dos próximos anos e informaremos nossos resultados anualmente em nosso Relatório de Sustentabilidade. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June, 2016
Aquaculture Stewardship Council - ASC Pangasius logo Aquaculture Stewardship Council - ASC Pangasius The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiated eight roundtables, called Aquaculture Dialogues, starting in 2004. More than 2,000 aquaculture producers, conservationists, industrial processors, retailers, scientists and others participated in the Dialogues. They created standards aiming to minimize the key negative environmental and social impacts related to twelve aquaculture species: salmon, shrimp, tilapia, freshwater trout, PANGASIUS, seriola, cobia, abalone, mussels, clams, oysters and scallops. When finalized, the standards are given the Aquaculture Stewardship Council which is responsible for working with independent, third party entities to certify farms that are in compliance with the standards. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
Aquaculture Stewardship Council - ASC Salmon logo Aquaculture Stewardship Council - ASC Salmon The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiated eight roundtables, called Aquaculture Dialogues, starting in 2004. More than 2,000 aquaculture producers, conservationists, industrial processors, retailers, scientists and others participated in the Dialogues. They created standards aiming to minimize the key negative environmental and social impacts related to twelve aquaculture species: salmon, shrimp, tilapia, freshwater trout, PANGASIUS, seriola, cobia, abalone, mussels, clams, oysters and scallops. When finalized, the standards are given the Aquaculture Stewardship Council which is responsible for working with independent, third party entities to certify farms that are in compliance with the standards. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
Aquaculture Stewardship Council - ASC Shrimps logo Aquaculture Stewardship Council - ASC Shrimps The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiated eight roundtables, called Aquaculture Dialogues, starting in 2004. More than 2,000 aquaculture producers, conservationists, industrial processors, retailers, scientists and others participated in the Dialogues. They created standards aiming to minimize the key negative environmental and social impacts related to twelve aquaculture species: salmon, shrimp, tilapia, freshwater trout, PANGASIUS, seriola, cobia, abalone, mussels, clams, oysters and scallops. When finalized, the standards are given the Aquaculture Stewardship Council which is responsible for working with independent, third party entities to certify farms that are in compliance with the standards. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015

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BEMEFA logo BEMEFA A standard used by the Belgian compound feed manufacturers for the purshase of sustainable soy Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2015
Better Cotton Initiative - BCI logo Better Cotton Initiative - BCI The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is primarily focussing on the following 1. To demonstrate the inherent benefits of Better Cotton production, particularly the financial profitability for farmers 2. To reduce the impact of water and pesticide use on human and environmental health 3. To improve soil health and biodiversity 4. To promote Decent Work for farming communities and cotton farm workers 5. To facilitate global knowledge exchange on more sustainable cotton production 6. To increase the traceability along the cotton supply chain. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 14/04/2016
Bio Suisse Standards for Imports logo Bio Suisse Standards for Imports Bio Suisse is a non-governmental, not for profit association of Swiss organic farming organisations which was founded in 1981. Today this umbrella organization includes 32 organic farmers' associations and the research institute for organic farming. Bio Suisse has different standards for agriculture production and processing. The standards are process specific and have special regulations regarding the import of products. Bud-labelled products are available directly from farms, in organic and health food shops, at Coop, Primo, Vis-à-vis and SPAR supermarkets, and from various independent retailers in Switzerland. Organic produce carrying the Bud label has a market share in Switzerland of about 60%. More than 800 processing and trade companies have a licence contract with Bio Suisse to use the label. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November, 2016
Biosphere Responsible Tourism logo Biosphere Responsible Tourism Biosphere responible Tourism is the recognized brand for certifications that meet the system requirements granted by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), an organization born after the World Conference on Sustainable Tourism (1995) sponsored by UNESCO. The main objective of the RTI has always been promoting the principles of the 'World Charter For Sustainable Tourism'. RTI is an independent organization and its goal is the implementation of actions and programs for sustainable development in the tourism industry. For this purpose, RTI follows the recommendations of the United Nations Conference for the protection of the environment and development (Rio 1992), and the guidelines of various programs of the World Tourism Organization and UNESCO on sustainable development and protection of cultural and natural heritage. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August 2016
bluesign® system logo bluesign® system bluesign technologies ag is an independent for profit company.The bluesign® system developed from a project initiative in 1997 and eventually in 2000 bluesign technologies ag was founded with its headquarter in Switzerland. The bluesign® system focuses on resources, people and the environment. With its holistic approach based on Input Stream Management the bluesign® system reduces the impact on people and on the environment, secures responsible use of resources, and guarantee the highest level of conusmer safety. Most stringent criteria and monitoring of the implementation on-site encourage the entire textile value chain to improve their sustainability performance. Bluesign system has been developed as a business to business and business to consumer initiative working with different partners in the textile industry among which chemical suppliers, converters, brands and retailer. The Bluesign system is an holistic approach with a focus on environmental resource optimisation including waste management, air emissions, water management etc. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 14/04/2016
Bonsucro logo Bonsucro Bonsucro was born out of the Better Sugarcane Initiative, a global multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing the environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production. Bonsucro aims to ensure that current and new sugarcane production and all sugarcane derived products are produced sustainably, through 'Standard Setting’ and ‘Certification’. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: December, 2015
BOPP Standard - Grower Standard logo BOPP Standard - Grower Standard The British Ornamental Plant Producers' Certification Scheme (BOPP) has been designed for use by growers and packers of ornamental horticultural products and by growing media producers. The Scheme aims to set high standards of professionalism in the way in which certificated businesses operate and through unbiased and effective evaluation, by an United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited Certification Body where applicable, to ensure that these standards are maintained. The ultimate objective is to ensure that customers can have complete confidence in both product and service when dealing with BOPP Certificated suppliers. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 12.06.2015
BOPP Standard - Packhouse Standard logo BOPP Standard - Packhouse Standard Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 19.06.2016 Botswana Ecotourism Certification System Accomodation Standards logo Botswana Ecotourism Certification System Accomodation Standards The Botswana Ecotourism Certification System is designed to encourage and support responsible environmental, social and cultural behavior by tourism businesses and make sure they provide a quality eco-friendly product to consumers. It comprises a set of performance standards, which are designed to meet or exceed basic environmentally responsible standards or legislation. The system is built on the foundation of the Botswana National Ecotourism Strategy (2002) and is further integrated with such internationally recognised schemes as the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and Green Key. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2015
Botswana Ecotourism Certification System Ecotour Standards logo Botswana Ecotourism Certification System Ecotour Standards The Botswana Ecotourism Certification System is designed to encourage and support responsible environmental, social and cultural behavior by tourism businesses and make sure they provide a quality eco-friendly product to consumers. It comprises a set of performance standards, which are designed to meet or exceed basic environmentally responsible standards or legislation. The system is built on the foundation of the Botswana National Ecotourism Strategy (2002) and is further integrated with such internationally recognised schemes as the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and Green Key. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2015
BRC Global Standard for Food Safety issue 7 logo BRC Global Standard for Food Safety issue 7 The Standard is a voluntary, stakeholder developed standard to allow manufacturers to demonstrate that they are operating to high standards of food safety and quality management. The Standard is based on HACCP principles supported by a documented quality management system and good manufacturing processes assessed through an annual audit. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August 2016
Bunge Pro-S Assuring Sustainable Sourcing logo Bunge Pro-S Assuring Sustainable Sourcing Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe, stretching from the farm field to the retail shelf. Our purpose is to improve the global food production chain from end to end, meeting the needs of people today and tomorrow while conserving the natural resources on which our world depends. The company strives to promote sustainable agriculture and this is a core pillar of our global sustainability platform. Thus, Bunge operates with sourcing standards to secure best practices in its supply chain. The PRO-S certification program was created in 2012, based on stakeholders consultation from 2009 to 2012 and is intended to leverage the assurance on sustainable criteria, as per market claims. It was based on criteria that include the following assurance and possibilities to _ Geographic traceability: sourcing from regions of preference. _ Forest footprint: no sourcing from newly deforested sites. _ Labor compliance in Primary Suppliers’ farms: no association to degrading conditions for field workers, as well as child labor or discrimination. _ No relation to illegal activities with environmental impact. _ Risk analysis for sensitive issues. _ Commitment to continuous improvement. _ Use of chemical inputs in compliance to legislation. The program was updated in 2015, bringing the set of indicators that better fit current demands from stakeholders, markets and internal policies release. The principles and criteria also follow FEFAC’s (European Feed Manufacturers’ Associations) Soy Sourcing Guidelines, with some extra elements. The PRO-S certification is available upon previous request from customer and subject to commercial agreement. It represents a differential in trading and is in compliance with the sustainability related policies implemented by Bunge. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2016
Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct - BSCI logo Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct - BSCI The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in their international supply chains. BSCI unites hundreds of companies around one common Code of Conduct and supports them in their efforts towards building an ethical supply chain by providing them with a development-oriented system, applicable to all sectors and all sourcing countries. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April 2016

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CanadaGAP logo CanadaGAP National food safety standards and a certification system for the safe production and handling of fresh fruits and vegetables. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2015
Carbon Trust Product Footprint Certification logo Carbon Trust Product Footprint Certification Carbon Trust Certification is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 14065:2007 to provide greenhouse gas verification against PAS 2050 and the Code of Good Practice. Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2050 - Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services was developed by the British Standards Institution in 2008 (revised in 2011) with the aim of providing a consistent internationally applicable method for quantifying product carbon footprints. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Feb 2016
Cargill Triple S Soya Products logo Cargill Triple S Soya Products The Cargill Triple S™ program for certified sustainable soy promotes mores environmentally and socially responsible soy production. Focused on making improvements relating to the growing, processing and supply of soya bean products Triple S™ incorporates a process of continuous improvement, working closely with farmers and supply chain partners to develop and implement better agricultural and working practices. This document contains the criteria which are met by all Cargill business units participating in the sourcing, processing and supply of Triple S products. In addition to compliance with this document, Cargill business units will also comply with all related national and state regulations in force in the regions where those business units operate. The feed and food products supplied by Cargill utilising Triple S™ certified supply chains will also meet all current industry best practice requirements for ‘sustainable soya’ intended for use in either food or feed. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2015
Cefetra Certified Responsible Soya Standard logo Cefetra Certified Responsible Soya Standard Founded in 1988, Cefetra has become an international supply chain manager for feed, food and fuel, annually trading approximately 19 millions of tons of agricultural commodities. Of its total volume, the largest part consists of raw materials for animal feed, purchased worldwide and sold mainly in Northern and Central Europe. Cefetra ensures careful selection of suppliers worldwide and, consequently, has built long-lasting relationships with these producers. The company seeks to work with chain partners who – together with Cefetra – are willing to accept responsibility for creating a healthy balance between people, planet and profit, thus guaranteeing sustainable raw material flows. In conclusion, Cefetra aims to ensure that raw materials are cultivated and processed under ecologically sound and socially responsible conditions.
As well as being a member of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil,1 in 2007 Cefetra also became a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy.2 Through these platforms, producers, trade organizations, customers and non-governmental organizations work together to develop sustainability criteria that can be applied for the production of palm and soy products in the near future. Furthermore, Cefetra is a member of the Task Force Sustainable Soy,3 a platform of companies in the soybean chain that want to contribute to the development of sustainable soy cultivation. In order to work towards ecologically sound and socially responsible soy production, Cefetra in 2008 created the Certified Responsible Soy (CRS) Standard together with Control Union Certifications (CU). At the time the standard was established, a benchmark study was conducted on existing standards related to responsible soy production such as RTRS, ISCC7, and 2BSvs. However, although based on known market practices, the CRS program is unique due to the following
? Transparency: The CRS Standard only contains major indicators, resulting in transparency towards producers – all requirements must be met to obtain certification.
? Inclusion: The CRS Standard provides an opportunity for large, medium, and small scale producers to obtain certification by means of adopting an entry level approach; CRS certification can be the first step towards RTRS certification, which makes the standard a progressive program.
? Periodicity: The CRS Standard requires that all certified producers be audited on an annual basis.
? Principles: The CRS Standard covers the most important indicators to ensure ecologically sound and socially responsible soy.
? Continuous Improvement: The CRS Standard focuses on continuous improvement among producers.
? Detailed audit/compliance report: Producers certified against the CRS Standard receive a detailed report that allows them to track their developments to ensure continuous improvement, communicate their performance to clients, and obtain loans from investors by demonstrating independent acknowledgement of their good practices. After establishing the CRS Standard in 2008, several indicators were added to the standard and some were changed.
The final version consists of four main principles, each containing several indicators (see chapter 4). In the beginning of the CRS Standard, Cefetra mainly focused on producers in Argentina and Brazil. This resulted in extensive improvements in terms of more in-depth understanding of agricultural practices among different stakeholders throughout the supply chain, increased awareness of sustainability among both producers and farm workers, improved labor conditions on the certified farms, a more positive environmental impact, and better record keeping. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2015
Certified Wildlife Frendly logo Certified Wildlife Frendly The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) is a global community dedicated to the development and marketing of products that conserve threatened wildlife while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communities. WFEN includes conservationists, businesses, artisans, producers and harvesters. WFEN initiates two certification schemes: Certified Wildlife Friendly® and Predator Friendly® Both labels rigorously protect key species (see above) that are a conservation priority. In keeping with each label’s name, Certified Wildlife Friendly™ producers protect a wide range of wildlife, and Predator Friendly® producers ensure predators are able to play their keystone role in ecosystems. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
China Environmental Labeling logo China Environmental Labeling China environmental labeling program is a public voluntary eco-label scheme, initiated by State Environmental Protection Administration (Now Ministry of Environmental Protection of China-MEP) in 1994, aiming to encourage the businesses to rationally use resources and energy to develop and produce environment-friendly products, guide the consumers to choose and identify green products towards sustainable consumption, and provides a way for the businesses and public to self-consciously participate in environmental protection.Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP) owns the China Environmental Labeling and China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC) undertakes the function of Product certification.In 2010, MEP launched low-carbon product certification, which is based on the framework of China environmental labeling. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016
China GAP logo China GAP ChinaGAP is a government project that sets out public voluntary standards for the certification of primary agricultural production (including crops, livestock and aquaculture). The standards encourage reducing the use of chemical inputs, with the aims of improving food safety, environment protection, worker health and safety as well as animal welfare. ChinaGAP series standards, together with General regulation have been benchmarked against GLOBAL GAP since 2009. The ChinaGAP certification is governed and supervised by the national authority Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People s Republic of China (CNCA). Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2016
China Social Compliance for Textile & Apparel Industry CSC9000T logo China Social Compliance for Textile & Apparel Industry CSC9000T The CSC9000T is an industry-specific management system for social compliance in China´s textile and apparel sector. It is based upon Chinese laws and regulations and relevant international conventions. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 15.07 2014
Chinese National Organic Products Certification Program logo Chinese National Organic Products Certification Program China National Organic Product Certification Program is a government project that aims to protect ecological environment and enhance the quality of organic products. The standard system consists of Chinese National Organic Product Standard (GB/T 19630-2011 Part1-Part 4), which sets out basic norms for organic production, processing, labeling, marketing and management system, as well as relevant organic certification regulations, in which certification procedure, requirements for CBs and the use of label are defined. The organic product certification is governed and supervised by the national authority Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA). Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016
Clean Clothes Campaign - Code of Labour Practices logo Clean Clothes Campaign - Code of Labour Practices The CCC's model code of conduct for the garment industry comprises the core labour standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and several additional standards. These include: freedom of association and the right to organise; the right to bargain collectively; a living wage; maximum limit on hours of work; healthy and safe working conditions; security of employment; no discrimination; no forced labour; and no child labour. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: august 2016
Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards - CCB Standards logo Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards - CCB Standards The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards are used to identify projects that simultaneously address climate change, support local communities and smallholders, and conserve biodiversity Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016
Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production - EHPEA logo Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production - EHPEA The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer and Exporters Association (EHPEA) is a non governmental, not-for-profit organisation and was established in 2002. Currently EHPEA consists of 96 members.The EHPEA Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production document sets out a framework for sustainable practices on flower farms in Ethiopia for exporters. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November 2015
Codex Alimentarius Food Hygiene logo Codex Alimentarius Food Hygiene The Codex Alimentarius provides a collection of food standards, guidelines and codes of practice recognized by the World Trade Organization as the “benchmark” standards for national food safety regulations. The Codex Alimentarius Commission was established by FAO and WHO in 1963 and develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair trade practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2016
Codigo Nacional de Sustentibilidad de la Industria Vitivinicola logo Codigo Nacional de Sustentibilidad de la Industria Vitivinicola El Código de Sustentabilidad es un instrumento de carácter voluntario, orientado a incorporar prácticas sustentables en las empresas vitivinícolas, sobre la base de requisitos en tres áreas complementarias: verde, roja y naranja. Tiene como objetivo, promover los beneficios de una producción sustentable de uvas y vinos de alta calidad y motivar a los productores de uva y elaboradores de vino para que mejoren su gestión a través del cumplimiento de los requisitos estipulados en el estándar. Para cumplir con los requisitos del Código, las viñas deben contar con un sistema de gestión ambiental y social y que cumpla como mínimo la legislación nacional vigente, independientemente de la complejidad de sus operaciones. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Marzo 2015
Cotton made in Africa logo Cotton made in Africa Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) is an Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) initiative that works to improve social, economic and environmental conditions for cotton growing, enhancing the livelihoods of African cotton farmers and to work for more sustainable cotton production in African countries. The CmiA sustainability claim focuses on the supply and value chain in the participating African countries, i.e. the growing and ginning of cotton. CmiA’s approach focuses on activating market forces instead of aid. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November, 2016
Disha Common Code of Conduct - CCC logo Disha Common Code of Conduct - CCC The Disha Common Code of Conduct is implemented by the Apparel Export Promotion Council on behalf of India’s Ministry of Textiles to prepare the Indian garment and apparel industry for being more socially and environmentally compliant. The scheme aims to help improve India's image in the global market and make India the global benchmark for social compliance in apparel manufacturing and export. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013

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Donau Soja logo Donau Soja Donau Soja has been established to promote and propagate the cultivation, processing and marketing of sustainable GM-free, origin-controlled quality soya from the Danube Region under the brand Donau Soja. The aim is to develop and guarantee a sustainable GM-free protein supply in Europe. Donau Soja is a non-profit, independent organisation and one of Europe’s most significant initiatives in the agricultural sector. Under the brand Donau Soja we promote a non-GM, sustainable and regional protein supply and the soya bean cultivation in the Danube region. Hereby, the Donau Soja Standard and their Guidelines (Donau Soja) comprise the foundation pillars. It is also possible to get certified in the organic sector following our two standards.? Donau Soja is soya from the Danube region and non-GM. Our soya farmers comply with EU plant protection regulations and the use of desiccation is not allowed. Farmers also comply with EU (ILO) labour and social standards. Furthermore, their land usage is limited to fields that have already been cultivated for agricultural purposes prior to 1 January 2008.?Donau Soja already incorporates more than 230 members from all over Europe. Our goal is to build up a sustainable European soya production, processing and usage along the Danube river to promote an improved ecology of the farming system, rural development and poverty reduction, to develop an internal European protein market and to provide consumers and users of soya with safe, non-gm soya products. Donau Soja guarantees 100% transparency and link consumers to European soya bean farmers and producers. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September, 2016

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East African organic products standard (EAOPS) logo East African organic products standard (EAOPS) The EAS 456:2007, East African organic product standard is the second regional organic standard (EAOPS) in the world after the European Union's and the first ever to have been developed in cooperation between the organic movements and the national standards bodies. The standard has been developed by the Regional Standard Technical Working Group a unique regional public-private sector partnership, whose members comprise representatives of the national standards bodies, national organic movements and organic certifying bodies of Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda, and the East African Business Council. Development of the East African Standards has been necessitated by the need for harmonizing requirements governing quality of products and services in East Africa. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April 2015
Echar PA'LANTE - Colcocoa logo Echar PA'LANTE - Colcocoa Traceability, transparency and impact driven programs for producers, workers and their families and communities.Going ‘beyond sustainability’ towards‘prosperity’, through impact driven action, including sustainability certifications and sustainable development programs. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016
Eco Awards Namibia logo Eco Awards Namibia The Eco Awards Namibia programme was initiated in 2003 as a part of the Namibian Tourism Development Programme, aiming to establish a programme to promote, encourage and recognise sustainability of tourism throughout the country. The programme promotes the selective and careful use of our resources, promoting reducing, recycling and reusing. The criteria are based on similar schemes in several other countries and were amended to suit the Namibian environment. It was decided to concentrate initially on the accommodation sector, but the criteria are structured in such a way that they can be easily adapted at a later stage to cover other tourism sectors such as tour operators, car hire and safari operators. Any hospitality establishment - hotel, lodge or guest farm - can apply to be voluntarily assessed by Eco Awards Namibia and enterprises qualifying for an Eco Award Namibia are rewarded with between one and five desert flowers. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2015
Ecotourism Kenya Eco-Rating logo Ecotourism Kenya Eco-Rating The Eco-rating certification Scheme is a sustainable tourism certification program that aims to promote responsible tourism in Kenya. Launched in 2002 by Ecotourism Kenya in cooperation with tourism stakeholders in Kenya, the programs focus is to recognise best practices in environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socio-economic investment among tourism accommodation facilities by awarding qualified applicants assessed under the scheme with a Bronze, Silver or Gold eco-rating certification based on their performance. The criteria has been designed to suit local requirements and is aligned to the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC). The programme began in Kenya but recently expanded to cover applicants from other countries in the East African Community region. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February 2016
EcoVadis logo EcoVadis EcoVadis strives to improve environmental and social practices of companies by leveraging the influence of global supply chains. EcoVadis operates the 1st collaborative network enabling companies to manage the Sustainability performance of their suppliers, across 150 sectors and 95 countries. EcoVadis reliable ratings and easy to use monitoring tools allow companies to manage risks and drive eco-innovations in their global supply chains. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: December 2014
Ekolabel Indonesia logo Ekolabel Indonesia Indicates reduced environmental impact over the product's life-cycle compared to products which do not meet an equivalent standard. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 08.12.2014
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition - EICC logo Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition - EICC The EICC’s Code was designed to improve the social, ethical and environmental performance of ICT companies and suppliers. The EICC Code focuses on five areas – labor, health and safety, environment, management systems and ethics. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 17.08.2016
EPEAT logo EPEAT EPEAT is a green electronics registry and rating system for assessing product environmental performance in the IT sector and a procurement tool for purchasers seeking environmentally preferable electronics. EPEAT’s environmental performance criteria, registration and verification processes, are embodied in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1680 family of standards for the Environmental Assessment (“IEEE 1680”) that promote easier recycling, reduced energy consumption, longer product life and reduced toxicity. EPEAT is a green electronics registry and rating system for assessing product environmental performance in the IT sector and a procurement tool for purchasers seeking environmentally preferable electronics. EPEAT's environmental performance criteria, registration and verification processes, are embodied in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1680 family of standards for Environmental Assessment ( IEEE 1680 ) that promote easier recycling, reduced energy consumption, longer product life and reduced toxicity. All EPEAT standards are developed in open, consensus-based, multi-stakeholder processes. The standards development processes have been supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2015
EQUITABLE FOOD INITIATIVE - EFI logo EQUITABLE FOOD INITIATIVE - EFI The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together workers, growers and retailers to provide “Responsibly Grown. Farmworker Assured.™” fruits and vegetables. EFI has collaboratively developed training processes, standards, and a certification program. As produce farms comply with the EFI Standards — for improved working conditions, pest management, and food safety — the entire food system sees benefits. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March, 2016
Equitable Origin - EO - EO100TM Standard logo Equitable Origin - EO - EO100TM Standard Equitable Origin LLC (EO) is a for-profit social enterprise with the mission to promote best practices and continual improvement of responsible upstream oil and gas Operators through a set of stakeholder-negotiated and internationally recognized environmental, social and good governance standards. Since January 2009, EO has led a multi-stakeholder effort, bringing together oil and gas companies and service providers, governments, indigenous communities, academics and environmental and social nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to create a system for assurance and rating—embodied in the EO100™ Standard. This Standard sets out the criteria for evaluating responsible social and environmental practices in oil and gas exploration and production operations. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 11/10/2013
Ethical Tea Partnership - ETP logo Ethical Tea Partnership - ETP The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of tea packers who are working together to improve the sustainability of the tea sector. The ETP members share a vision of a thriving industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. The companies involved range from major multi-nationals, whose brands are found in most kitchens and supermarkets, to privately owned specialists producing ‘boutique’ blends. Together they cover around 50 brands, which are on sale in over 100 countries. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
Ethical Trading Initiative - ETI logo Ethical Trading Initiative - ETI * The ETI Base Code is a code of labor practice, derived from the Conventions of the ILO. * The code is generic, meaning that it is applicable for any type of company, in any place in the world. * Companies can become members of ETI, and as such they adopt the Base Code and commit to making sure their suppliers work towards full compliance over time. * The Base Code is mostly applied for managing labour practices in international supply chains. * ETI does not certify companies or products against the code, and does not encourage others to do so. ETI does require, though, that members demonstrate that they continuously work towards compliance and that they report openly on their progress to ETI. * ETI is a stakeholders governed organisation, having business, trade union and NGO's as it main stakeholders. Companies, trade unions and NGO's can all become members. ETI together with its members and other stakeholders develops implementation practices, and gives guidance on code implementation. * The code is internationally well recognised, and has served as a basis for other other initiatives and codes to build on. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 14/04/2016
EU Organic Farming logo EU Organic Farming EU organic regulation (mainly 834/2007 and 889/2008) is a national voluntary standard, which is applicable in EU member states. The EU has also Regulations regarding imports from third countries.In July 2007, the European Commission approved a new organic regulation to clarify the standards for organic production and labelling, including the mandatory use of the EU organic logo for European producers to be applied starting 1 July 2010. The Europe-wide promotional campaign “Organic farming. Good for nature, good for you.” was launched within the framework of the European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming {SEC (2004) 739}. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Feb 2016
Europe Soya logo Europe Soya Donau Soja Association already incorporates more than 230 members from all over Europe. Our goal is to build up a sustainable European soya production, processing and usage within Europe to promote an improved ecology of the farming system, rural development and poverty reduction, to develop an internal European protein market and to provide consumers and users of soya with safe, non-GM soya products. Donau Soja Association is a non-profit, independent organisation and one of Europe's most significant initiatives in the agricultural sector. Under the brand ''Europe Soya'' we promote a non-GM, sustainable and regional protein supply and the soya bean cultivation in Europe. Hereby, the Europe Soya Standard and the Europe Soya Guidelines comprise the foundation pillars. It is also possible to get certified in the organic sector following our Standard. The soya farmers comply with EU plant protection regulations and the use of desiccation is not allowed. Farmers also comply with EU (ILO) labour and social standards. Furthermore, their land usage is limited to fields that have already been cultivated for agricultural purposes prior to 1 January 2008. Donau Soja Association guarantees 100% transparency and link consumers to European soya bean farmers and producers. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2016
European Feed ingredients Safety Certification - EFISC logo European Feed ingredients Safety Certification - EFISC EFISC Aisbl. is a non- profit association.The EFISC feed ingredients safety certification scheme has been developed in order to provide the requirements for a certifiable, harmonised, feed safety system to the feed ingredient manufacturer, based on ISO/IEC 17021 supplemented by ISO/ TS 22003, in compliance with the EU and National legislation. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March 2016

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Fair Flowers Fair Plants - FFP logo Fair Flowers Fair Plants - FFP FFP is a multi-stakeholder initiative to stimulate the production of sustainable cut flowers and potted plants, to minimize environmental impact of cutflower production on the natural environment and surrounding communities, and to establish good social conditions for workers on flower and plant farms. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November 2013
Fair for Life logo Fair for Life Fair for Life is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that promote environmentally sound agriculture, sustainable production systems and an eco-friendly consumerism in all countries. The certification programme is not product-specific. Fair for Life certification covers the entire chains of custody from production to final brandholder and requires fair working conditions at all stages. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 18.12.2013
Fair Labor Association logo Fair Labor Association FLA is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world. The FLA Workplace Code of Conduct defines labor standards that aim to achieve decent and humane working conditions. The Code’s standards are based on International Labor Organization standards and internationally accepted good labor practices. It has also created an independent monitoring, remediation and verification process to achieve compliance with this Code. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April, 2016 Fair Stone logo Fair Stone Fair Stone is an international Social and Environmental Standard for natural stone. Fair Stone is managed and owned by WiN=WiN GmbH, Agentur für globale Verantwortung in Germany. Their mission is to improve the working conditions and the health situation in the global natural stone industry with a focus on social and environmental issues. The Standard is theoretically applicable globally but focuses at the moment mainly on China, Turkey and Vietnam. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Fair Trade Tourism Product Certification Standard logo Fair Trade Tourism Product Certification Standard Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is a South African based non-profit initiative, working to promote equitable and sustainable tourism development. Since 2003, FTT has been operating a destination-specific certification programme, based on global principles of Fair Trade as well as local development imperatives to reduce poverty and inequality within the post-apartheid context. Over 60 tourism businesses throughout South Africa, ranging from luxury hotels and safari lodges to community-based micro-enterprises, have qualified for FTT certification. This certification programme focuses strongly on labour and socio-economic standards in addition to environmental performance. It is based on adherence to specific criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practice, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. Services
Fair Trade USA logo Fair Trade USA
Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between domestic companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and receive community development funds to empower and improve their communities. Fair Trade USA also educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farming communities with tools, training and resources to thrive as international business people. Fair Trade USA developed the Farm Workers (FW) Standard to serve farm workers that do not own land, but work on larger farms. The objective of the standard is to increase empowerment, including leadership and organization of farm workers employed on the farm, economic development, and to ensure fair working conditions and environmentally responsible production methods. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February 2016
Fair Wear Foundation logo Fair Wear Foundation Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for workers in industries where the main manufacturing process is sewing. Participating companies become “affiliates” of FWF. FWF publicly reports on the progress of affiliates towards implementation of the FWF ‘Code of Labour Practices’. The code is based on UN and ILO principles. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 14/04/2016
Fairmined Standard-Requirements for ASMO logo Fairmined Standard-Requirements for ASMO Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is the creator of the Fairmined Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals. ARM is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Fairmined is a rigorous third party certification system that ensures that artisanal and small scale mining miners formalized while meeting world-lead standards for responsible practices. Production & Extraction Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2016
Fairmined Standard-Requirements for Licensees logo Fairmined Standard-Requirements for Licensees Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is the creator of the Fairmined Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals. ARM is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Fairmined is a rigorous third party certification system that ensures that artisanal and small scale mining miners formalized while meeting world-lead standards for responsible practices. Production & Extraction Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2016
Fairmined Standard-Requirements for Operators logo Fairmined Standard-Requirements for Operators Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is the creator of the Fairmined Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals. ARM is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Fairmined is a rigorous third party certification system that ensures that artisanal and small scale mining miners formalized while meeting world-lead standards for responsible practices. Production & Extraction Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2016
Fairtrade International - Small Producers Organizations logo Fairtrade International - Small Producers Organizations Fairtrade International is an independent, non governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable development and poverty alleviation and sets the Fairtrade standards. Nineteen national organizations, called Fairtrade Labelling Initiatives, market the Fairtrade products in 24 countries in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zeland. One organization - FLO-CERT - is responsible for auditing and certification of compliance against the Fairtrade standards. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February 2015
Fairtrade International - Gold Standard logo Fairtrade International - Gold Standard Fairtrade is a strategy that aims to promote sustainable development and to reduce poverty through fairer trade. The main goals of Fairtrade are making changes to the conventional trading system that aim to benefit disadvantaged small producers and workers in the Global South and increasing their access to markets. These actions can lead to improvements in small producer‘s social and economic well-being, as well as to their empowerment, and to environmental sustainability. The Fairtrade Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining covers the requirements that need to be complied with in order to participate in the Fairtrade system. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July, 2016
Fairtrade International - Hired Labour logo Fairtrade International - Hired Labour Fairtrade International is an independent, non governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable development and poverty alleviation and sets the Fairtrade standards. Nineteen national organizations, called Fairtrade Labelling Initiatives, market the Fairtrade products in 24 countries in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zeland. One organization - FLO-CERT - is responsible for auditing and certification of compliance against the Fairtrade standards. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: December 2014
Fairtrade International Trader logo Fairtrade International Trader Fairtrade International is an independent, non governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable development and poverty alleviation and sets the Fairtrade standards. Nineteen national organizations, called Fairtrade Labelling Initiatives, promote the marketing of Fairtrade products in 24 countries in Europe, North and Central America, Australia and New Zeland. One organization - FLO-CERT - is responsible for auditing and certification of compliance against the Fairtrade standards. FLO-Cert is independent of Fairtrade International or the the national organizations. Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Jul-16
Fairtrade Textile Standard logo Fairtrade Textile Standard The Fairtrade Textile Standard is one component of the greater Fairtrade Textile Programme to facilitate change in textile supply chains and related business practices. This comprehensive approach engages manufacturers and workers in the supply chain to bring about better wages and working conditions, and engages brands to commit to fair terms of trade. The main components of fair and sustainable trading relations in the standard Criteria for all stages of production for the entire supply chain: all supply chain actors including brands need to establish fair, reliable and predictable contract arrangements to facilitate long term investments in the improvement of workers’ conditions. Once their entire supply chain has been certified, products may carry the Fairtrade Textile Production Mark (PDF). Product packaging will also indicate the brand’s progress towards achieving living wages in the product supply chain. It is applicable in only countries where Freedom of Association is possible as determined by the geographic scope policy. Excluded countries are listed in the policy. The standard is open to other sustainable fibres, in addition to Fairtrade cotton, in order to leverage supply chains and reach a broader range of factories and workers as determined by the Fairtrade sustainable Fibre Criteria. All subcontractors must be registered and agree to audits. The subcontractors comply with labour conditions and the grievance procedures. There must be a management system in place to monitor and support subcontractor compliance. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September, 2016
FairWild logo FairWild The FairWild Foundation was developed for promoting sustainable management and supply chain development of wild-collected natural ingredients and products. FairWild Foundation maintains the FairWild Standard and certification scheme for sustainable collection and fair trade in these ingredients. The FairWild Standard provides guidance on best-practice harvesting and trading of wild-harvested plant (and similar) resources and forms the basis of a third-party audited certification scheme. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
FAMI-QS logo FAMI-QS FAMI-QS is the Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures. Since 2004, representatives of the Feed Additives and Premixtures Industry have worked together to devise FAMI-QS, the first code aimed at this sector of the animal feed industry. The FAMI-QS Code addresses safety, quality and regulatory compliance of specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures - minimizing the risk that unsafe specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures enter the feed and food chain; - enabling an operator to implement the objectives of the Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005/EC); and - providing measures to ensure that other feed safety regulatory requirements are met. FAMI-QS is a pioneer in its field as it is the only certifiable code specifically aimed at specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures. It was also the first Community Guide to Good Practice to obtain official recognition from the European Commission as foreseen in the Feed Hygiene Regulation. The FAMI-QS code is designed for international validity; thus, participants in FAMI-QS can be found all over the world. Today, certified companies are spread across more than 45 countries. Furthermore, FAMI QS has a worldwide network of certification bodies which allows the implementation of FAMI-QS in any part of the globe. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines logo FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines The FEFAC Sourcing Guidelines are not a new soy standard or soy programme. The Guidelines rather give the items that have to be in soy standards / soy programmes according to FEFAC, and are established to create a baselevel in the market. The baselevel will become stricter in time. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
FEMAS Responsible Sourcing of Agricultural & Natural Products logo FEMAS Responsible Sourcing of Agricultural & Natural Products This Module has been developed to provide assurance to purchasers that the products they buy are from a supply chain that ensures they have been responsibly sourced. This Module is based on the principles of risk assessment and Good Operating Practice (Agricultural and Manufacturing). Participants certificated to this Module will have demonstrated that they have rigorous controls at each stage of the supply chain that meet standards currently recognised as international “good practice” and which maintain the specification of the products supplied. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2015
Flor Ecuador logo Flor Ecuador FlorEcuador ® is a standard that improves the competitiveness of the enterprises of the floriculture sector through the implementation of good environmental and social practices. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Septiembre 2016
FLORIMARK GTP logo FLORIMARK GTP MPS is a Dutch private organization manages various certificates, with the aim of promoting sustainability in the horticultural sector. MPS has specially developed certificates for the trade. We have, for example, MPS Florimark Trade, Florimark GTP floral distributors and MPS Packers. These are certificates each enhance transparency, reliability and a more professional sector. The objective of the certification scheme is: 1. the promotion of a recognisable market position of wholesalers who effectively manage the quality of floricultural products, bulbs, tubers and tree products and the logistical service provision involved in supplying these products; 2. the stimulation of improvements in the quality management of wholesalers in floricultural products, bulbs, tubers and tree products with regard to quality, environmental and social aspects; 3. the reinforcement of the (high quality) image of the wholesale sector; 4. providing a contribution to the reinforcement of the quality management throughout the chain of production and sales of floricultural products, bulbs, tubers and tree products. Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: December 2014
Florverde® Sustainable Flowers logo Florverde® Sustainable Flowers Florverde® Sustainable Flowers is an independent social and environmental standard for the flower sector that is backed by a team of agronomists, social workers and other professionals. This team is responsible for reviewing and updating the standard under the guidance of an advisory council made up of flower growers, agronomists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government officials. Any major changes proposed must also be submitted for public consultation. Although Florverde® Sustainable Flowers is responsible for setting the standard and obtaining stakeholder approval, the certification itself is awarded by third party certification bodies, such as SGS, Icontec and Naturacert. The certification process includes reviewing farm documentation, inspecting farms, interviewing workers, and reviewing lab tests results. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2016
Food Alliance logo Food Alliance Farmers and ranchers must meet minimum thresholds in four areas: pest and disease management, soil and water conservation, human resource management, and wildlife habitat conservation to become eligible for certification. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Food Safety System Certification 22000 logo Food Safety System Certification 22000 FSSC 22000 contains a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Systems and is fully based on the international, independent standards: ISO 22000, ISO 22003 with sector specific technical specifications for PRP’s and additional scheme requirements. FSSC 2200 is the only ISO based FSMS Certification Scheme that is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
Forest Stewardship Council® - FSC® - Chain of Custody logo Forest Stewardship Council® - FSC® - Chain of Custody Forest Stewardship Council® - FSC® - Chain of Custody Certification is part of the certification system as developed and implemented by FSC. The Forest Stewardship Council A.C. (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote forestry practices that are environmentally and socially sustainable. Pursuing these objectives, FSC developed social and environmental standards for forest management captured in 10 principles and associated criteria. FSC provides three kinds of standards (i) FSC Forest Management certification allows companies that produce or sell forest products to demonstrate that they comply with FSC requirements; (ii) FSC Chain of Custody certification is a tracking system that allows companies that use or sell forest products but do not grow and harvest trees (e.g. manufacturers and traders) to demonstrate that timber comes from a forest that is managed in accordance with the FSC principles and criteria; and (iii) FSC Controlled Wood certification applies to timber and non-timber forest products. The Key Features as below will focus on (ii) FSC Chain of Custody Certification. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August 2016
Forest Stewardship Council® - FSC® - Forest Management logo Forest Stewardship Council® - FSC® - Forest Management The Forest Stewardship Council® - FSC® - was established in 1993, with the mission to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. FSC is an organization that provides a system for voluntary accreditation and independent third-party certification. This system allows certificate holders to market their products and services as the result of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management. FSC also sets standards for the development and approval of FSC Stewardship Standards which are based on the FSC Principles and Criteria. In addition, FSC sets standards for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies that certify compliance with FSC’s standards. Based on these standards, FSC provides a system for certification for organizations seeking to market their products as FSC certified. Production & Extraction ServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2016
FOS - Wild - Generic Sustainable fishing Requirements logo FOS - Wild - Generic Sustainable fishing Requirements * Friend of the sea, a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) for the conservation of marine habitat, is managing the Friend of the Sea scheme for the certification of products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. It originates from the earth island institute’s dolphin-safe project, the precursor of all sustainable seafood certification schemes. * Friend of the sea is the only scheme in the world which can certify, with the same seal of approval, products both farmed and wild-caught and has become one of the main sustainable seafood certification schemes in the world. Certified products from all continents include most of the traded species, fishmeal, fishfeed and Omega-3 fish oil. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July, 2015
Friend of the Sea - Master logo Friend of the Sea - Master * Friend of the sea, a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) for the conservation of marine habitat, is managing the Friend of the Sea scheme for the certification of products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. It originates from the earth island institute’s dolphin-safe project, the precursor of all sustainable seafood certification schemes. * Friend of the sea is the only scheme in the world which can certify, with the same seal of approval, products both farmed and wild-caught and has become one of the main sustainable seafood certification schemes in the world. Certified products from all continents include most of the traded species, fishmeal, fishfeed and Omega-3 fish oil. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July, 2015

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Global Aquaculture Alliance - Best Aquaculture Practices logo Global Aquaculture Alliance - Best Aquaculture Practices Organized in 1997, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international non-profit, non-governmental trade organization. It develops the Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards and encourages the use of responsible aquaculture practices. GAA also works to improve production and marketing efficiencies, and promote effective, coordinated regulatory and trade policies. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July, 2015
Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS logo Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed in a common approach by leading standard setters with the aim to define and establish world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 14/04/2016
Global Red Meat Standard logo Global Red Meat Standard GRMS is an accredited and independently audited scheme that was launched in 2006 by the Danish Agriculture and Food Council in collaboration with the Danish Meat Research with the objective to promote certified standards notably tailored to the meat industry. More specifically GRMS is an EN45011 (European Standard for Product Certification) that develops requirements focusing on the slaughtering, deboning, cutting and selling of red meat including pork and beef only. GRMS are contemplated to assess meat companies’ activities and procedures by an independent certified body. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 08.12. 2014
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) logo Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. GRI provides companies, organizations and governments with a “sustainability reporting framework”. GRI launched the fourth edition of its Guidelines, called “G4”, in 2013 after extensive stakeholder consultation. The framework does not set a standard for sustainable business operations, but it gives guidance on the ways in which business can report about them, in that way setting a standard for transparency. Any organization in any region worldwide may use the freely available GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework. Organizations which have completed their sustainability report can chose to publish it on the publicly accessible Sustainability Disclosure Database. The Global Reporting Initiative is a global network-based organization with its head quarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Around the world, there are 9 “Regional Hubs”. Their role is to advance the use of the reporting system at the country level, respond to the needs of local stakeholders, build capacity and value, and encourage the flow of knowledge and participation from the regions into GRI’s global network and activity. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April 2016
Global Social Compliance Programme logo Global Social Compliance Programme The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The GSCP was created by and for global buying companies wanting to work collaboratively on improving the sustainability (ethical, social and environmental) of their often-shared supply base. The GSCP offers a global platform to promote knowledge exchange and best practices, in order to build comparability and transparency between existing social compliance and environmental compliance systems. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2015
Global Social Compliance Programme - Environment Level 1 logo Global Social Compliance Programme - Environment Level 1 The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The GSCP was created by and for global buying companies wanting to work collaboratively on improving the sustainability (ethical, social and environmental) of their often-shared supply base. The GSCP offers a global platform to promote knowledge exchange and best practices, in order to build comparability and transparency between existing social compliance and environmental compliance systems. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2015
Global Social Compliance Programme - Environment Level 2 logo Global Social Compliance Programme - Environment Level 2 The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The GSCP was created by and for global buying companies wanting to work collaboratively on improving the sustainability (ethical, social and environmental) of their often-shared supply base. The GSCP offers a global platform to promote knowledge exchange and best practices, in order to build comparability and transparency between existing social compliance and environmental compliance systems. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2015
Global Social Compliance Programme - Environment Level 3 logo Global Social Compliance Programme - Environment Level 3 The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The GSCP was created by and for global buying companies wanting to work collaboratively on improving the sustainability (ethical, social and environmental) of their often-shared supply base. The GSCP offers a global platform to promote knowledge exchange and best practices, in order to build comparability and transparency between existing social compliance and environmental compliance systems. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2015
Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations logo Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations GSTC is a multi-stakeholder initiative formed in 2010 under the umbrella of the United Nations, in response to the challenges and opportunities of sustainable tourism, serving as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel. At the heart of this work are the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, including GSTC Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators and GSTC Criteria for Destinations. GSTC Criteria for Destinations were established in 2013 to promote sustainable tourism at a destination level, to guide destination specialists, managers, communities, and businesses towards the steps that are needed to sustain the natural and cultural attractions that attract tourists, while economically benefitting the local community and businesses. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2016
Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotel and Tour Operators logo Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotel and Tour Operators GSTC is a multi-stakeholder initiative formed in 2010 under the umbrella of the United Nations, in response to the challenges and opportunities of sustainable tourism, serving as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel.At the heart of this work are the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, including GSTC Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators and GSTC Criteria for Destinations. The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) is a set of voluntary principles that provide a framework for the sustainability of tourism businesses across the globe. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2016
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture logo GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April 2016 GLOBALG.A.P. Crops logo GLOBALG.A.P. Crops Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013 GLOBALG.A.P. Floriculture logo GLOBALG.A.P. Floriculture GLOBALG.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe. The GLOBALG.A.P. standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
GlobalG.A.P. Livestock logo GlobalG.A.P. Livestock Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April, 2016 GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) logo GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) GLOBALG.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe. The GLOBALG.A.P. standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety, environment, water use as well as animal welfare. GRASP is a voluntary Add-on module to the GLOBALG.A.P. certification for all scopes except of aquaculture, mandatory for aquaculture production. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2015
GMP+ logo GMP+ The GMP+ Feed Certification scheme was initiated and developed in 1992 by the Dutch feed industry in response to various more or less serious incidents involving contamination in feed materials. Although it started as a national scheme, it has developed to become an international scheme that is managed by GMP+ International in collaboration with various international stakeholders. Even though the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme originated from a feed safety perspective, in 2013 the first feed responsibility standard has been published. For this purpose, two modules are created: GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (focussed on feed safety) and GMP+ Feed Responsibility Assurance (focussed on responsible feed). Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Oct-16
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) - Floor Coverings logo Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) - Floor Coverings Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) runs Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and is the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). Our transparent certification program develops standards against which products and services can be independently audited by JAS-ANZ accredited conformance assessment bodies (CABs). Standards are developed following ISO 14024 principles for global best practice in ecolabelling. GECA's scheme enables consumers to choose from thousands of certified products and services and have confidence that they have a lower impact on the environment and human health and address important social considerations. We have more Australian products certified than any other scheme. Meet the GECA team and the GECA board here. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2015
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) - Furniture, fittings logo Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) - Furniture, fittings Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) runs Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and is the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). Our transparent certification program develops standards against which products and services can be independently audited by JAS-ANZ accredited conformance assessment bodies (CABs). Standards are developed following ISO 14024 principles for global best practice in ecolabelling. GECA's scheme enables consumers to choose from thousands of certified products and services and have confidence that they have a lower impact on the environment and human health and address important social considerations. We have more Australian products certified than any other scheme. Meet the GECA team and the GECA board here. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2015
GoodWeave logo GoodWeave The GoodWeave standard requires producers and exporters to ensure no child labor, forced or bonded labor is used in carpet production. The standard also requires supply chain transparency, ensuring GoodWeave can verify these conditions and allowing unannounced inspections by local inspectors. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Mayo 2016
Green Food logo Green Food Green Food stands edible produce and processed products produced in sustainable environment and technical standards with whole-some quality control, non-pollution, safety, quality and special logo.Green Food is a government food certification project, initiated and coordinated by China Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)and approved by the State Council in 1990, with the aim of enhancing food quality and safety, protecting agricultural bio-environment for sustainable development. China Green Food Development Center(CGFDC), is a specialized department responsible for promoting Green Food standards in supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA),conducting inspection, monitor and audit, making decisions to authorize Green Food logo. CGFDC has 36 provincial Green Food offices nationwide responsible for local Green Food management.By end of Dec., 2012, there are 72 designated green food production environment monitoring stations and 56 product quality monitoring bodies. Monitored Green Food production environment (including farmland, orchards, tea plantations, grasslands, woodlands, water) has been up to 16 million hectares. Ministry of Agriculture(MOA)has published 125 Green Food Technical Standards and developed over 400 local Green Food Production Technical Regulations. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 14.07.2014
Green Mark Taiwan logo Green Mark Taiwan The Green Mark Program is the official voluntary eco-labeling program in Chinese Taipei which was founded in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), aiming to encourage environmentally production and consumption. The program is currently managed by a private institution Environment and Development Foundation (EDF). As of 2012, the Program has issued Green Mark eco-label certificates to nearly 6,000 products under 117 product categories, including various cleaning products, office supplies and equipment, energy/water-saving products, home appliances, information technology products, construction materials, etc... Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 19.12.2014
Green Seal logo Green Seal Green Seal's sustainability standards for products, services, and companies are based on life cycle research and deemed to be developed in an open, transparent, and stakeholder-involved process. The standards provide criteria and guidelines for manufacturers, service providers, and companies to work toward sustainability and Green Seal certification. Green Seal has 31 issued standards that cover over 230 product and service categories. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016
Green-e logo Green-e The three Green-e programs- Green-e Climate, Green-e Energy, and Green-e Marketplace - are voluntary consumer protection, environmental integrity and labeling programs administered by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), an independent, nongovernmental U.S.-based nonprofit that works to create policy and market solutions to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change mitigation. Green-e Climate certifies retail sales of greenhouse gas emission reductions (offsets) in the voluntary market and ensures that supply equals sales, GHG reductions are independently certified, and consumer disclosures are accurate and follow program guidelines. Green-e Energy is North America’s leading independent certification program for renewable energy, verifying superior, certified renewable energy options offered by utilities and REC marketers. Green-e Marketplace allows businesses, organizations, and events that purchase a qualifying amount of Green-e Energy certified renewable energy (or generate power themselves) or Green-e Climate certified offsets to license the Green-e logo for use in communications materials, advertising, and on-product packaging. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 17.12.2014
GreenLine Responsible Tourism logo GreenLine Responsible Tourism Government has announced and published its Sustainable development guidelines and businesses will be required in the near future to implement and manage all operational activities in accordance with these guidelines. The GreenLine Programme has been developed with these sustainable guidelines to ensure compliance. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 26.02.2014
Guide on Social Responsibility for Chinese Int Contractors logo Guide on Social Responsibility for Chinese Int Contractors The Guide on Social Responsibility for Chinese International Contractors is a public voluntary standard made and promulgated by China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) to establish a benchmark of social responsibility for the industry and to encourage enterprises to uphold their global responsibility and operate overseas contracting projects in a more responsible way. CHINCA is the only authorised national association engaging in outbound investment and contracting business. It has about 1,500 member enterpeises whose business cover 95% of China's overseas contracting business and labor services. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Octubre 2016

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HALAL - Cosmetic and Personal Care - MS 2200:PART1:2008 logo HALAL - Cosmetic and Personal Care - MS 2200:PART1:2008 This Malaysian Standard prescribes practical guidelines for halal cosmetic and personal careindustry. It serves as a basic requirement for cosmetic and personal care industry and tradeor business in Malaysia. This standard should be used together with the Guidelines forControl of Cosmetic Products in Malaysia and Guidelines on Cosmetic Good ManufacturingPractice, by National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2015 HALAL - Requirements for Retailing - MS 2400-3:2010 logo HALAL - Requirements for Retailing - MS 2400-3:2010 This Malaysian Standard prescribes management system requirements for assurance of the halalan-toyyiban integrity of products and/or goods at the retailing stage of the Halalan- Toyyiban Assurance Pipeline. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2015
Halal cosmetic and personal hygiene products - PNM 08.0.802 logo Halal cosmetic and personal hygiene products - PNM 08.0.802 The standard define the basic requirements and pratical guidelines that shall be satisfied at all production chain stages for Halal cosmetic and personal hygiene products All the requirements of this standard are intended to be applied to all activities and organizations involved in the production of Halal cosmetic and personal hygiene products, regardless of their size and complexity. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServices Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February 2016
Halal Food - MS 1500:2009 - General Guidelines logo Halal Food - MS 1500:2009 - General Guidelines The Malaysian Stadard provides pratical guidance for the food industry on the preparation and handling of halal food(including nutrient supplements) and to serve as a basic requirement for Halal food product and food trade or business in Malaysia . Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2015
Halal food - NM 08.0.800 - 2012 (Morocco) logo Halal food - NM 08.0.800 - 2012 (Morocco) *All requirements of this standard are generic and are intended to be applied to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of their size and complexity. This includes organizations that are directly involved in one or more steps of the food chain. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February 2016
Halal Food - SMIIC logo Halal Food - SMIIC All requirements of this standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations in the food chain regardless of size and complexity. This includes organizations directly involved in one or more steps of the food chain. Guidelines on the application of this standard in all organizations are contained in the standard for halal food certification rules. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2015
Halal food preparation - Turkish Standard logo Halal food preparation - Turkish Standard This specification is about the preparation and packaging of Halal food and the slaughtering of animals. Therefore, it should be applied in every plant or facility dealing with Halal Food processes. GIMDES is a private certification body providing halal certification activities in Turkey and will use this specification for determining the Halal status of applicant companies and their products. This specification is designed to be followed by foreign institutions which plan to export their goods to Turkey and by the companies producing domestically in Turkey. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2015
Halal Standard India - Halal Certification Terms & Conditions logo Halal Standard India - Halal Certification Terms & Conditions Halal india is very pleased to introduce ourselves as one of the etablished Halal Certification body in India. We are committed to achieve excellence in consultation, issuing Halal compliance Certification, Independant Auditing & Monitoring system and promoting other acceptable products and services as per Shariah (law). We endeavor to ensure that halal consumers as well as its sercice providers and business derive benefits from that which is lawful and goverence to Shariah (law). Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2015
HAND IN HAND (HIH) - Fair Trade Rapunzel logo HAND IN HAND (HIH) - Fair Trade Rapunzel *The HIH program is a private fair trade program of Rapunzel Naturkost and was set up in 1992 *Objective: link the idea of organic farming with that of fair trade *All HIH partners are suppliers of Rapunzel *HIH partners can be cooperatives as well as companies (plantations, processors, exporters) with a social focus *Currently Rapunzel is working with 16 HIH partners in 12 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia *The HIH partners supply Rapunzel with 12 different raw materials which are processed into nearly 100 Rapunzel HIH products *Turnover of HIH products is ca. 10% of the total turnover *HIH products are sold in organic and health food shops throughout Germany and other European and non European countries where Rapunzel products are sold *Additionnally, Rapunzel annually pays 1% of the purchase value of the HIH raw materials into the HIH Fund. The Fund is administered by the DUH (Deutsche Umwelthilfe) and Rapunzel and supports eco-social projects worldwide. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Feb 2016
Harvested By Women Norms and Standards logo Harvested By Women Norms and Standards Almana Harvest Corp., a US based non-profit organization, is one of a handful of nonprofit organizations working to accelerate and sustain an international marketplace for the world’s first gender certified coffee with the “Harvested by Women Seal of Certification”. Almana Harvest thus provides an operational infrastructure for the IWCA and its chapters in Coffee Consuming countries. The International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA) works through the so-called ‘success through localization’ method. The IWCA currently has national chapters organization operating in 12 coffee producing countries in South America, Asia and Africa and 12 additional countries being classified as 'in formation'. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 10.01.2014
Heritage Certification - Hotels and Tourist Accommodation logo Heritage Certification - Hotels and Tourist Accommodation The Heritage Environmental Management Company was formed in 2002 as southern Africa’s first environmental performance rating initiative and has since become the largest environmental management system and certification programme of its kind in Africa. It aims at providing all tourism based businesses an effective environmental management system (EMS) designed to reduce and limit the impact of their operations on the environment. The Heritage standard has been developed to meet the specific needs of Africa, while at the same time largely based on international environmental certification programmes, such as the Swan Eco-Label in Scandinavia, Green Globe Agenda 21, IHEI and ISO 9000, 14000 and 18000 to ensure international compatibility. Heritage was appointed the Green Globe preferred partner for sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands and became affiliated to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in 2011. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Hong Kong Green Label Scheme - HKGLS logo Hong Kong Green Label Scheme - HKGLS The HKGLS is an independent, non-profit-making and voluntary scheme for the certification of environmentally preferable products launched in December 2000 by Green Council (GC). The scheme sets environmental standards and awards 'Green Label' to products that are qualified regarding their environment performance. The aim is to encourage manufacturers to supply products with good environmental performance and provide a convenient means for consumers to recognise products that are more environmentally responsible, thus promoting a more sustainable pattern of consumption. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Octobre 2016

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ICTI CARE Process logo ICTI CARE Process The ICTI CARE Process (ICP) is the International Council of Toy Industries’ (ICTI) ethical manufacturing program which ensures fair labor treatment and safe and humane working conditions in the worldwide children’s products industry. It accomplishes this goal through effective monitoring, training and capacity building programs. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Information is currently being updated IFC Performance Standards on Environmental&Social Sustainability logo IFC Performance Standards on Environmental&Social Sustainability The International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks reduce poverty and promote positive development by financing investments in the private sector in developing countries. IFC is an investment bank, and they buy shares or make loans to private “projects”. The corporation believes that an important component of achieving positive development outcomes is the environmental and social sustainability of these projects. Therefore, clients (those who receive investment) must comply with the Environmental and Social Performance Standards, which are presented here. The IFC is part of the World Bank Group. The World Bank Group is part of the United Nations system. IFC expects clients to actively live up to the Performance Standards, and report about it. There is no formal process of certification of clients. IFC seeks to ensure, through its due diligence, monitoring, and supervision efforts, that the business activities it finances are implemented in accordance with the requirements of the Performance Standards. IFC financing depends on how well client perform. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
IFFO Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) logo IFFO Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) *The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation (IFFO) is the international non-profit organisation which represents fishmeal and fish oil producers and related trades throughout the world. * IFFO has developed IFFO Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS), a business-to-business certification programme that enables a compliant factory to demonstrate that it responsibly sources its raw material from well-managed fisheries and responsibly converts that into pure and safe products. * There are two main components of the • The verification and certification of fishmeal and fish oil factories that source their raw material from approved fisheries and by-product fisheries under IFFO RS standard, • The verification and certification of the chain of custody for fishmeal and fish oil products that come from IFFO Responsible Supply certified factories along the value supply chain to the customer under IFFO RS Chain of Custody standard. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2014
IFOAM Standard logo IFOAM Standard * The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is a grassroots and democratic organization that unites 815 Affiliates in 120 countries. * The IFOAM Norms are the basis for approval of certification bodies under the IFOAM Accreditation and the IFOAM Global Organic System Accreditation Programs. * The IFOAM Norms have historically been composed of the IFOAM Basic Standards (IBS) and the IFOAM Accreditation Criteria, but the new IFOAM Norms now contain the following normative - The IFOAM Standard: an off-the-shelf certification standard based on the IBS, which is replacing the IBS. - The IFOAM Standards Requirements which will adopt the Common Objectives and Requirements of Organic Standards (COROS) developed jointly by IFOAM, FAO and UNCTAD. This document is the basis to assess equivalence of organic standards for inclusion in the IFOAM Family of Standards. - The IFOAM Accreditation Requirements (former IFOAM Accreditation Criteria). * IFOAM's Organic Guarantee System (OGS) is designed to a) facilitate the development of organic standards and third-party certification worldwide, and to b) provide an international guarantee of these standards and organic certification. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February 2016
IFS Food logo IFS Food * The IFS Food Standard is one of the Standards belonging to the umbrella brand IFS (International Featured Standards). It is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised standard for auditing food safety and quality of processes and products of food manufacturers. It concerns food processing companies or companies that pack loose food products. * IFS Food applies when products are “processed” or when there is a hazard for product contamination during primary packing. The standard contains many requirements related to specifications’ compliance and it supports production and marketing efforts for brand safety and quality. * The IFS Food standard version 6 has been developed with full and active involvement of certification bodies, retailers, industry and food service companies from all over the world. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
Initiative Clause Sociale - ICS logo Initiative Clause Sociale - ICS ICS was created in 1998 by three retailers under the aegis of the French Federation of Retail and Distribution Companies (FCD). Today the initiative has 20 active member retailers. Member retailers of the Social Clause Initiative have been working together since then to sustainably improve conditions for people at work, and responsibly support suppliers to empower them to become independent agents in pursuit of progress. This joint approach, guided by the framework defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and compliant with and integrating the universal human rights principles and local social regulations, leads members to verify the actual conditions of people at work in the production sites by implementing social audits and the resulting corrective action plans. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March, 2016
International Code of Conduct for the Production of Cut Flowers logo International Code of Conduct for the Production of Cut Flowers The code aims to guarantee that flowers have been produced under socially and environmentally sustainable conditions. The code provides a concise statement of minimum labour, human rights and environmental standards for the international cut-flower industry. Companies should pledge to require their suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to observe these standards. The code is concise in order to display it in workplaces and in order to avoid any confusion between these basic principles and the application of principles. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November, 2015
International Council on Mining and Metals logo International Council on Mining and Metals ICMM is a multi-stakeholder initiative that was launched in 2001 with the aim of improving sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry. ICMM members are required to implement the Sustainable Development (SD) Framework which contains 10 principles and 7 supporting position statements. Members are required to report publicly on their progress against the framework, and these reports must be verified by independent third parties. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
International Labour Organization Labour Standards logo International Labour Organization Labour Standards The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, which promotes decent and productive work, focusing on freedom, equity, security and dignity. Founded in 1919, the ILO has created labour standards, which are formulated in Conventions and Recommendations. Member States can ratify Conventions, by which they commit to translating the labour standards into national policies, laws and regulations; they report to the ILO about progress. There are 186 member States, and they meet at the International Labour Conference (ILC), held every year in Geneva, Switzerland, in the month of June. Each member State is represented by a delegation consisting of government, employers and workers delegates. The Conventions and Recommendations are approved during the ILCs. World-wide, the Conventions and Recommendations are viewed as THE international labour standards. Virtually all sustainability initiatives, including certification systems, have taken the ILO labour standards as their reference for labour issues. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2015
ISCC EU logo ISCC EU The ISCC PLUS system is built upon a set of obligatory basic requirements. These are amongst others the requirements on sustainability of the production area (ISCC PLUS 202) and the requirements on the chain of custody (traceability: ISCC PLUS 203; mass balance: ISCC PLUS 204-01, physical separation: ISCC PLUS 204-02). Additionally, there are voluntary add-ons that exceed the obligatory sustainability requirements. Companies can choose these add-ons as voluntary additional modules in order to prove compliance to a specific matter, e.g. specific biodiversity measures or low greenhouse gas emission. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November, 2015
ISCC PLUS logo ISCC PLUS The ISCC PLUS system is built upon a set of obligatory basic requirements. These are amongst others the requirements on sustainability of the production area (ISCC PLUS 202) and the requirements on the chain of custody (traceability: ISCC PLUS 203; mass balance: ISCC PLUS 204-01, physical separation: ISCC PLUS 204-02). Additionally, there are voluntary add-ons that exceed the obligatory sustainability requirements. Companies can choose these add-ons as voluntary additional modules in order to prove compliance to a specific matter, e.g. specific biodiversity measures or low greenhouse gas emission. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November, 2015
ISCC PLUS - Voluntary Add-ons logo ISCC PLUS - Voluntary Add-ons ISCC is an independent, globally applicable certification system for sustainability. ISCC has set principles on zero deforestation, good agricultural practices, good labour conditions and community relationship. It furthermore promotes the use of low-impact feedstocks such as waste feedstocks or renewable feedstocks. ISCC system participants can opt for certain ISCC add-ons and extensions. Add-ons are additional modules of ISCC, which can be used on top of the ISCC core-requirements. The use of add-ons leads to a higher sustainability level as further requirements can be added (e.g. biodiversity plan, prohibition of certain chemicals, consumables of a production process). With the use of the ISCC extensions, ISCC can be applied to further biomass-based products (e.g. bioplastics, feed). Production & Extraction Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January, 2016

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kenya Flowers Council Institute - KFC kenya Flowers Council Institute - KFC 'Gold and Silver Level' Kenya Flower Council (KFC) is a voluntary association of independent growers and exporters of cut-flowers and ornamentals, formed in 1996, with the aim of fostering responsible and safe production of cut flowers in Kenya with due consideration of workers welfare and protection of the environment. Against this background the KFC has become a common platform for industry representation, promotion and compliance to pertinent local and international standards, deemed necessary to secure markets. KFC administers compliance through an internationally accredited KFC Code of Practice (CoP) on good agricultural practice, sustainability, social accountability, hygiene health and safety, capacity building, environmental protection and conservation, adherence to which is the backbone of all KFC activities. The Certification Scheme comprising the KFC CoP and Quality Management Systems is accredited by the South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS), as a Certification Body (C49), in accordance with ISO Guide 65:1999. In order to remain relevant, the Code which is a living document stays abreast with industry dynamics. Benchmarking the KFC CoP to other codes such as GlobalGap, Fair Flowers Fair Plants (FFP), Tescos Nurture, KS- 1758 in addition to 23 different Kenya Government statutes, provides an opportunity to conduct “Combi” audits as a measure of effective and efficient service to members. It also embraces the principles of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention, International Code of Conduct (ICC), Ethical Trade Initiatives (ETI) and the Horticulture Ethical Business Initiatives. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2015
KRAV logo KRAV KRAV is a Swedish-based environmental labelling system for food. It is based on organic principles and places higher demands on aspects such as good animal welfare, social responsibility and climate impact. The KRAV standards have been developed as a guide in running a long-term, sustainable business according to the goals of organic production. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013 LEAF Marque logo LEAF Marque LEAF Marque is a certification and labelling scheme for farmers and producer. It promotes environmentally responsible farming by helping farmers produce good food to high environmental standards. Producers must be certified full members of appropriate assurance schemes for each enterprise on the farm as the LEAF standard is complementary to help assess compliance. Products are identified in-store by the LEAF Marque logo. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2015

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LIFE Certification logo LIFE Certification Lasting Initiative For Earth (LIFE) Institute is a not-for profit, non-governmental Brazilian institution which was created in 2009 in a joint effort by Fundación AVINA, O Boticário Foundation for Nature Protection, Posigraf and SPVS (Society for Wildlife Research and Environmental Education). Currently other institutions have also come on board, further strengthening our initiative. LIFE Institute is responsible for managing LIFE Certification which aims to recognize and add value to organizations of any size and sector that develop effective and voluntary biodiversity conservation actions. The methodology is comprised of a qualitative approach, applied to organizational management; and a quantitative approach, which establishes the minimum performance and evaluates the efficacy of conservation actions that are carried out by the organization. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Feb 2016
Lineamientos basicos para un Cacao Sostenible - Organizaciones logo Lineamientos basicos para un Cacao Sostenible - Organizaciones La plataforma Lineamientos Básicos para un Cacao Sostenible ha sido desarrollada por la Secretaria para Asuntos Económicos SECO y la Fundación Suiza de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Técnico, Swisscontact, dentro del proyecto “Promoción de la Producción y Exportación de Cacao Fino y de Aroma de Colombia – Coexca”, para ofrecer a los cacaocultores una herramienta en línea que permite evaluar y comparar continuamente y, con toda confidencialidad, sus prácticas agrícolas y empresariales, frente a unos criterios mundiales de sostenibilidad social, ambiental y de negocio. La herramienta permite dos niveles de evaluación para los productores pertenecientes a una asociación. El primero, la evaluación frente a los Lineamientos Básicos para un Cacao Sostenible seleccionados por la Fundación Swisscontact, provee un análisis, frente a unos criterios fundamentales y comunes a todas las certificaciones mundiales que tienen que ver con sostenibilidad y faculta además, al productor la posibilidad de ser validado por Swisscontact en el grado de alcance de estos criterios. Alcanzado el primer nivel, el segundo, permite al productor prepararse y auto- monitorearse en sus avances hacia alguna o varias de las certificaciones mundiales que hoy ofrece el mercado, mostrando el grado de implementación, así como las oportunidades de mejora, en cada uno de los estándares internacionales exigidos, según la certificación. Por otra parte, la plataforma Lineamientos Básicos para un Cacao Sostenible permite salvar los resultados y compararlos en el tiempo, así como publicar o no los resultados, según la decisión del productor. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Septiembre 2015
Lineamientos basicos para un Cacao Sostenible - Productores logo Lineamientos basicos para un Cacao Sostenible - Productores
La plataforma Lineamientos Básicos para un Cacao Sostenible ha sido desarrollada por la Secretaria para Asuntos Económicos SECO y la Fundación Suiza de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Técnico, Swisscontact, dentro del proyecto “Promoción de la Producción y Exportación de Cacao Fino y de Aroma de Colombia – Coexca”, para ofrecer a los cacaocultores una herramienta en línea que permite evaluar y comparar continuamente y, con toda confidencialidad, sus prácticas agrícolas y empresariales, frente a unos criterios mundiales de sostenibilidad social, ambiental y de negocio. La herramienta permite dos niveles de evaluación para los productores pertenecientes a una asociación. El primero, la evaluación frente a los Lineamientos Básicos para un Cacao Sostenible seleccionados por la Fundación Swisscontact, provee un análisis, frente a unos criterios fundamentales y comunes a todas las certificaciones mundiales que tienen que ver con sostenibilidad y faculta además, al productor la posibilidad de ser validado por Swisscontact en el grado de alcance de estos criterios. Alcanzado el primer nivel, el segundo, permite al productor prepararse y auto- monitorearse en sus avances hacia alguna o varias de las certificaciones mundiales que hoy ofrece el mercado, mostrando el grado de implementación, así como las oportunidades de mejora, en cada uno de los estándares internacionales exigidos, según la certificación. Por otra parte, la plataforma Lineamientos Básicos para un Cacao Sostenible permite salvar los resultados y compararlos en el tiempo, así como publicar o no los resultados, según la decisión del productor. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Septiembre 2015

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Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® logo Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® The International OEKO-TEX® Association was established in 1992 and consists of 16 textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan with over 60 local offices worldwide. Today’s consumers are demanding. All around the world, consumers look for high quality textile products that are made with various performance features, are harmless to their health and are produced in factories that are friendly for both workers and the environment. The Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® label is offered exclusively for textile products that are: • Made with materials tested for harmful substances. • Made in environmentally friendly facilities. • Made in safe and socially responsible workplaces. Every Made in Green labelled product has a unique product code and/ or a QR code. These codes allow anyone with either a smartphone or internet connection to trace elements of the product’s supply chain. This traceability brings new levels of supply chain transparency to brands, retailers, manufacturers and, importantly, the consumer. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Nov 2016
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC logo Marine Stewardship Council - MSC The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international, independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. The organization promotes best practices for wild capture fishery and seafood traceability. Two standards have been developed and are maintained by MSC: 1) the MSC Fisheries Standard intended to be used by independent accredited assessment bodies when certifying fisheries against the world's leading standard for sustainable wild-capture fisheries and 2) the MSC Chain of Custody Standard intended for certification of seafood supply chain organisations with single or multi-site operations, trading MSC certified seafood. MSC wants to transform the seafood market by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices and influencing the choices people make when buying seafood. The organization works with fisheries and businesses around the world to achieve this mission. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2016
McDonalds Supplier Workplace Accountability logo McDonalds Supplier Workplace Accountability McDonalds Supplier Workplace Accountability audit system draws on the company's committment to ensure workers' rights and environmental issues are fully taken into consideration in all facilities that produce products or merchandise to McDonalds. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March, 2015
Milieukeur Plant Products - Protected Cultivation logo Milieukeur Plant Products - Protected Cultivation Milieukeur, the Dutch environmental quality label, has a broad approach towards sustainable production of products and services. The certification schemes of Milieukeur relate to the whole life cycle of the product or service, and address important sustainability themes: General themes Milieukeur agro/food and Energy and water use Greenhouse gas emissions Harmful substances, fine particles Packaging and waste Raw materials Working conditions Specific themes Milieukeur agro/food: Animal feeds Animal welfare Biodiversity Crop protection Minerals/fertilisers Nature and countryside Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June, 2015
Milieukeur Standard for Citrus Production - South Africa logo Milieukeur Standard for Citrus Production - South Africa Milieukeur, the Dutch environmental quality label, has a broad approach towards sustainable production of products and services. The certification schemes of Milieukeur relate to the whole life cycle of the product or service, and address important sustainability themes: General themes Milieukeur agro/food and Energy and water use Greenhouse gas emissions Harmful substances, fine particles Packaging and waste Raw materials Working conditions Specific themes Milieukeur agro/food: Animal feeds Animal welfare Biodiversity Crop protection Minerals/fertilisers Nature and countryside Criteria for Citrus produced in South Africa applias to sitrus products and contains a number of environmental, social and management criteria. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2015
MPS-ABC logo MPS-ABC MPS-A, B and C are environmental certificates. The qualifications MPS-A, -B and -C are awarded to MPS participants who register their usage of crop protection agents, fertilizers, energy, waste and in some countries water over four-week period. Participants are awarded a qualification four times a year namely MPS-A, B or C based on the comparison of their usage with standards. MPS-A is the highest certificate for the most environmental participants. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 10.01.2014
MPS-GAP logo MPS-GAP MPS is a Dutch private organization manages various certificates, with the aim of promoting sustainability in the horticultural sector. It has developed an environmental standard (MPS-ABC) on basis of registration of four environmental elements: minimum use of chemical crop protection, nutrition, energy and split collection of waste. MPS also addresses social and quality issues via other certification schemes, such as MPS-GAP and MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ). Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2015 MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ) logo MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ) MPS is a Dutch private organization manages various certificates, with the aim of promoting sustainability in the horticultural sector. It has developed an environmental standard (MPS-ABC) on basis of registration of four environmental elements: minimum use of chemical crop protection, nutrition, energy and split collection of waste. MPS also addresses social and quality issues via other certification schemes, such as MPS-GAP and MPS-Socially Qualified (SQ). Production & Extraction

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National Ecolabelling Programme - Green Choice Philippines logo National Ecolabelling Programme - Green Choice Philippines NELP-GCP is a voluntary and multiple criteria-based programme that aims to encourage clean manufacturing practices and consumption of environmentally preferable products and services. This government project is seen as an important marketing instrument to complement laws and regulations for environmentally preferable products and a guide to consumers' purchasing preferences. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 19.12.2014
Naturland Fair logo Naturland Fair Naturland Fair Trade certification is a voluntary supplementary option for Naturland certified pro-ducers’ organisations, individual producers and processors. The term “business” will be used below to cover all these categories. Producers’ organisations are 1. Producers associations (collectives, co-operatives etc.) which sell the products of their members on a joint basis or 2. Companies which employ growers under contract (e. g. smallholders) or 3. other production operations with their own employees, such as plantations, social farming and similar systems. Individual producers are primarily family-run farms without any employees or only very few of them. Processors are importers, exporters, tradespeople and processing businesses. Businesses awarded a “Naturland Fair” certificate are designated “Naturland Fair partners”. Naturland Fair partners undertake to inform the individual producers who act as their suppliers about Naturland’s fair trade standards and the objectives of Naturland’s fair trade policy. Individual producers who supply goods to Naturland Fair partners are not required to be certified themselves to fair trade standards. In each and every case, the basis for fair trade certification is a valid certification by Naturland as organic. In types of products (e.g. wild fish), where the term “organic” is not applicable, the respec-tive Naturland certification is the basis for fair trade certification. The General Rules (Parts A. resp. C) of the respective Naturland standards are likewise applicable to fair trade certification. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March, 2016
Naturland Organic Aquaculture logo Naturland Organic Aquaculture The Naturland standards for organic aquaculture cover the farming of fish and crustaceans, mussel cultivation, the cultivation and collection of marine macroalgae and the cultivation of microalgae. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February, 2016
Naturland Standards on Production logo Naturland Standards on Production Naturland is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation which promotes organic farming with social responsibility and fair partnerships on a regional, national and global level. It supports long-term and fair business partnerships while putting a lot of efforts in developing projects with small scale farmers. Naturland is both an organic farmers association with farmers as members, delegates and directors as well as a standard setting and certification body with its own label. It is run with the principles of grassroots democracy. Naturland farmers and processors work to the highest organic standards, which are more stringent than the statutory requirements of the EU eco regulation. The Naturland standards apply to both production and to processing. Organic agriculture, as practised according to the Naturland standards, is based on a holistic, system-oriented approach. Partial conversion, such as permitted under the EU eco regulation, is not allowed on Naturland farms. The high level of the Naturland standards, for example where they govern the purchase of fertilisers or fodder (at least 50% of the fodder must have been produced on the farm itself) requires its members to manage their farms in a thoroughly professional manner. The detailed processing standards for each sphere of production follow through on the logic of the holistic concept – the standards must be complied with down the whole chain, from cultivation to the end product in the shop. The Naturland standards cover areas which are not governed by the EU eco regulation, such as social standards. Since 2005 the social responsibilities of all the Naturland members have been laid down in its standards. The Naturland objective is to establish organic agriculture managed according to fair trade principles throughout the world, thus setting an example for agricultural policies everywhere with this modern and most sustainable form of agricultural practice. Naturland standards include: Production, aquaculture, wild catch fisheries, bee keeping, forest management, processing, gastronomy, cosmetics, textiles, social responsibility and Naturland Fair. Naturland standards on production include the following branches of Plant production Livestock production Market gardening Shoots and germ buds Mushroom cultivation Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees Fruit Cultivation Viniculture Permanent tropical plantations Wild grown product Apart from its offices in Germany, Naturland works with a network of representatives in Egypt, Ecuador, India, Peru, Bolivia, Tanzania and in the USA. Naturland farmers and processors comply with the Naturland standards to produce top grade food-stuffs, from apples to cabbages, turkey to salmon, olive oil to elderberry liqueur, coffee to milk. The production and processing of everything produced to the Naturland standards preserves the environment and provides job security. In 2014, there were over 40,000 Naturland farms all over the world, cultivating according to the Naturland standards. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2016
Naturland Sustainable Capture Fishery logo Naturland Sustainable Capture Fishery
Naturland is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation which promotes organic farming with social responsibility and fair partnerships on a regional, national and global level. It supports long-term and fair business partnerships while putting a lot of efforts in developing projects with small scale farmers. Naturland is both an organic farmers association with farmers as members, delegates and directors as well as a standard setting and certification body with its own label. It is run with the principles of grassroots democracy. Naturland farmers and processors work to the highest organic standards, which are more stringent than the statutory requirements of the EU eco regulation.
The Naturland standards apply to both production and to processing. Organic agriculture, as practised according to the Naturland standards, is based on a holistic, system-oriented approach. Partial conversion, such as permitted under the EU eco regulation, is not allowed on Naturland farms. The high level of the Naturland standards, for example where they govern the purchase of fertilisers or fodder (at least 50% of the fodder must have been produced on the farm itself) requires its members to manage their farms in a thoroughly professional manner. The detailed processing standards for each sphere of production follow through on the logic of the holistic concept‚ the standards must be complied with down the whole chain, from cultivation to the end product in the shop.
The Naturland standards cover areas which are not governed by the EU eco regulation, such as social standards. Since 2005 the social responsibilities of all the Naturland members have been laid down in its standards. The Naturland objective is to establish organic agriculture managed according to fair trade principles throughout the world, thus setting an example for agricultural policies everywhere with this modern and most sustainable form of agricultural practice.
Naturland standards include: Production, aquaculture, wild catch fisheries, bee keeping, forest management, processing, gastronomy, cosmetics, textiles, social responsibility and Naturland Fair. Naturland standards on production include the following branches of Plant production, Livestock production, Market gardening, Shoots and germ buds, Mushroom cultivation, Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees, Fruit Cultivation, Viniculture, Permanent tropical plantations, Wild grown product.
Apart from its offices in Germany, Naturland works with a network of representatives in Egypt, Ecuador, India, Peru, Bolivia, Tanzania and in the USA. Naturland farmers and processors comply with the Naturland standards to produce top grade food-stuffs, from apples to cabbages, turkey to salmon, olive oil to elderberry liqueur, coffee to milk. The production and processing of everything produced to the Naturland standards preserves the environment and provides job security.
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NTA 8080- Sustainability criteria for biomass for energy purpose logo NTA 8080- Sustainability criteria for biomass for energy purpose NTA 8080 is owned by the Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN) and has been recognized by the EU Commission as RED (Renewable Energy Directive) compliant in 2012. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 24.12. 2014

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Edition 2011 logo OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Edition 2011 The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an organization created and maintained by the governments of (presently) 42 countries, mostly with advanced and emerging economies, located on all continents. Designing and maintaining the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises is just one of many activities of the OECD. The Guidelines contain principles and standards for responsible business conduct in areas such as employment and industrial relations, human rights, and environment. The guidelines are essentially recommendations of the participating governments to multinational enterprises operating form their countries on how to operate in a sustainable manner. However, they are also implemented and used as a reference by other companies and organizations world wide. The Guidelines are a voluntary standard, with no assurance or certification schemes attached to it. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March 2016
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 logo OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 The International OEKO-TEX® Association was established in 1992 and consists of 16 textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan with over 60 local offices worldwide. The OekoTex Standard 100 is for various textile products to ensure that the chemicals used throughout the production process are not harmful or dangerous to human health. The scope of the human ecological requirements is based on the intended use of the textile. In principle, the more intensively a textile comes into contact with the skin, the stricter the limit values it must fulfil. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Nov 2016
OFDC Organic Certification Standards logo OFDC Organic Certification Standards The OFDC Organic Product Certification Standard is a voluntary standard developed by China Organic Food Development Center(OFDC), a public, nonprofit, specialized organic research, inspection and certification organization established by Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). The OFDC Standard is formulated on the basis of the Chinese national standard for Organic Products(GB19630) and IFOAM Basic Standards, setting out requirements for organic production, processing and trading. Accredited by IFOAM, the Standard has also been recognized by IOAS as equivalent to the EU regulation EEC834/839. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing
Origin Green Sustainable Dairy Assurance Standard logo Origin Green Sustainable Dairy Assurance Standard Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme was developed in cooperation with milk producers, processors and regulatory authorities. It has been designed to assist in securing new and existing markets for Irish dairy produce as farmers look to increase milk production in a post quota era. It sets out the necessary criteria to produce quality milk and in addition the scheme has also been designed to assess and record data to demonstrate the sustainability of Irish dairying in a systematic way at individual farm level. It will therefore provide the necessary proof to customers of dairy products that milk has been produced under both Sustainability and Quality Assurance criteria. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September, 2016

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Pacific Organic Standard Animal logo Pacific Organic Standard Animal *The Pacific Organic Standard1 (POS) was developed under a project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the predecessor of POETCom. The Standard covers organic production and processing and is appropriate for the unique social, cultural, environmental and agricultural conditions of Pacific Island countries and territories. *The Pacific Organic Standard describes the requirements for organic production. It covers plant production, animal husbandry, and beekeeping, collection of wild products and aquaculture, and also the processing and labelling of products derived from these activities. This standard provides a mechanism to define the expectations for organic production. When complied with, it also enables producers to label their products as organic. *The standard does not cover procedures for verification, such as inspection or certification of products. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 24.02.2014
Pacific Organic Standard Aquaculture logo Pacific Organic Standard Aquaculture *The Pacific Organic Standard1 (POS) was developed under a project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the predecessor of POETCom. The Standard covers organic production and processing and is appropriate for the unique social, cultural, environmental and agricultural conditions of Pacific Island countries and territories. *The Pacific Organic Standard describes the requirements for organic production. It covers plant production, animal husbandry, and beekeeping, collection of wild products and aquaculture, and also the processing and labelling of products derived from these activities. This standard provides a mechanism to define the expectations for organic production. When complied with, it also enables producers to label their products as organic. *The standard does not cover procedures for verification, such as inspection or certification of products. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 24.02.2014
Pacific Organic Standard Crop logo Pacific Organic Standard Crop *The Pacific Organic Standard1 (POS) was developed under a project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the predecessor of POETCom. The Standard covers organic production and processing and is appropriate for the unique social, cultural, environmental and agricultural conditions of Pacific Island countries and territories. *The Pacific Organic Standard describes the requirements for organic production. It covers plant production, animal husbandry, and beekeeping, collection of wild products and aquaculture, and also the processing and labelling of products derived from these activities. This standard provides a mechanism to define the expectations for organic production. When complied with, it also enables producers to label their products as organic. *The standard does not cover procedures for verification, such as inspection or certification of products. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 24.02.2014
PEFC International logo PEFC International The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the ecological, social and ethical standards. PEFC is an umbrella organization. It works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: December 2014
PEFC International - Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products logo PEFC International - Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products The PEFC Chain of Custody Certification is part of the certification system as developed and implemented by PEFC International. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. PEFC is an umbrella organization. It works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. Pursuing these objectives, PEFC developed two standards, i.e. i) a Sustainable Forest Management Standard and ii) a Chain of Custody Certification Standard. The Chain of Custody Certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product to ensure that the wood, wood fibre or non-wood forest produce contained in the product or product line can be traced back to certified forests. It is an essential part of the PEFC system which ensures that claims about products originating in sustainably managed forests are credible and verifiable throughout the whole supply chain. In addition, the PEFC Due Diligence System (DDS) minimizes the risk that timber comes from illegal harvesting and enables companies to demonstrate alignment with regulatory requirements (e.g. EUTR). The PEFC DDS is an integral part of PEFC Chain of Custody certification.Both standards allow for group (or regional) certification as a mechanism through which groups of like-minded forest owners (forest certification) or enterprises along the timber value chain (Chain of Custody certification) to pool their resources to achieve third-party verified certification. The Key Features as below will focus on (ii) PEFC Chain of Custody Certification. Processing & Manufacturing
Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April 2015 Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative logo Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of major pharmaceutical companies that formed to support pharmaceutical suppliers to operate in a manner consistent with industry expectations about ethics, labor, health and safety, environment and management systems. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August, 2015
Predator Friendly Standards logo Predator Friendly Standards The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) is a global community dedicated to the development and marketing of products that conserve threatened wildlife while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communities. WFEN includes conservationists, businesses, artisans, producers and harvesters. WFEN initiates two certification schemes: Certified Wildlife Friendly® and Predator Friendly® Both labels rigorously protect key species (see above) that are a conservation priority. In keeping with each label’s name, Certified Wildlife Friendly™ producers protect a wide range of wildlife, and Predator Friendly® producers ensure predators are able to play their keystone role in ecosystems. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
PrimusGFS logo PrimusGFS PrimusGFS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised private scheme that establishes food safety requirements for the certification of agricultural produce designated to human consumption in their fresh or minimum processed way - from growing operations to minimally processed (fresh-cut) produce products. PrimusGFS establishes series of requirements for managing of the production, handling, processing and storing operations to ensure consumer’s safety in each productive stage. The Standard has defined 3 fundamental areas that a company of the agricultural sector must consider at the moment of producing or manufacturing their products: Food Safety Management System, Good Agricultural and/or Manufacturing Practices (one or both) and HACCP System. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2015
Protected Harvest Certification Standards: Stonefruit logo Protected Harvest Certification Standards: Stonefruit California stone fruit including nectarines, peaches, and plums are certified by Protected Harvest under the Zeal brand. Protected Harvest’s sustainable production practices reflect the particular growing requirements and environmental considerations of each crop and region. Proactive, ecologically sound practices are promoted that improve soil, air and water quality, and prevent growers from encountering problems in the future. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2015
Protected Harvest Standards for Lodi Winegrapes logo Protected Harvest Standards for Lodi Winegrapes The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing is California’s original sustainable viticulture certification program. Lodi Rules certified growers make up an innovative community with a history and commitment to farming quality winegrapes through the implementation of viticulture practices that balance environmental, social, and economic goals. The Lodi Rules was designed to communicate this vision to wineries and the general public. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2015
Protected Harvest Standards for Oranges and Mandarines logo Protected Harvest Standards for Oranges and Mandarines Protected Harvest’s sustainable production practices reflect the particular growing requirements and environmental considerations of each crop and region. Proactive, ecologically sound practices are promoted that improve soil, air and water quality, and prevent growers from encountering problems in the future. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January, 2015
ProTerra Foundation logo ProTerra Foundation The ProTerra Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit foundation.The ProTerra Certification Program was created in 2006 within Cert ID, a global certification body that provides accredited certification programs to the food and agricultural industry. The Standard is based on the Basel Criteria (created by Coop Switzerland and WWF), but importantly has been expanded beyond Basel to be applicable to all sectors of the food and agricultural system and to all stages of the food chain. The ProTerra certification programme aims to meet the market’s need for differentiated products with higher socioeconomic and environmental sustainability standards. It also motivates companies towards continuous improvement of their systems, processes and practices. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: November, 2015

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Rainforest Alliance Verification Standard for Tourism Services logo Rainforest Alliance Verification Standard for Tourism Services The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization working in 70 countries around the world to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The Rainforest Alliance’s sustainable tourism program aims at helping hotels and lodges, tour operators and other tourism businesses to improve their environmental, social and economic practices. Companies must pass a verification inspection which measures their adherence to the requirements of the verification standard for sustainable tourism, which has been recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The Rainforest Alliance also offers workshops and technical assistance to businesses who participate in the program to help them prepare for verification. Rainforest Alliance encourages businesses to apply for certifications that are accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Recognised - Environmental Credentials Scheme logo Recognised - Environmental Credentials Scheme The Recognised® eco-label identifies environmentally preferable commercial cleaning products. Recognised® products have undergone independent third-party scientific assessment against a multiple-criteria Standard. Recognised® covers, but is not limited to, the following products for use in commercial applications: hard surface cleaning products including general purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, glass cleaners, floor cleaners and oven cleaners; carpet & upholstery cleaners; hand hygiene products; laundry detergents; dishwashing products; automotive cleaners; sanitisers. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: July 2016
Red Tractor Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet Standards logo Red Tractor Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet Standards Red Tractor is the UK’s largest food assurance scheme. Its respected food standards are used across the food supply chain to provide clear food labelling about the quality and sourcing of your food. The Red Tractor Farm Assurance schemes cover six sectors; beef and lamb, dairy, pigs, poultry, combinable crops and sugar beet and fresh produce. They provide effective assurance to internationally recognised standards and are a fundamental link in an integrated chain of assurance throughout the food chain from farm to pack. They have been developed over the years to address legislative requirements, scientific evidence, good practice in the industry and consumer concerns. Assuring food safety through every part of the food chain is a vital priority for the food industry and for its many millions of consumers. Couple this with the demand for traceability of food; in crops sectors, a concern for minimised pesticide residues; in livestock production, increasing consumer awareness of animal welfare issues, the need for meaningful farm assurance is self evident. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April 2015
Red Tractor Fresh Produce Standards logo Red Tractor Fresh Produce Standards Red Tractor is the UK’s largest food assurance scheme. Its respected food standards are used across the food supply chain to provide clear food labelling about the quality and sourcing of your food. The Red Tractor Farm Assurance schemes cover six sectors; beef and lamb, dairy, pigs, poultry, combinable crops and sugar beet and fresh produce. They provide effective assurance to internationally recognised standards and are a fundamental link in an integrated chain of assurance throughout the food chain from farm to pack. They have been developed over the years to address legislative requirements, scientific evidence, good practice in the industry and consumer concerns. Assuring food safety through every part of the food chain is a vital priority for the food industry and for its many millions of consumers. Couple this with the demand for traceability of food; in crops sectors, a concern for minimised pesticide residues; in livestock production, increasing consumer awareness of animal welfare issues, the need for meaningful farm assurance is self evident. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April 2015
Reference Standard logo Reference Standard Reglamento Tecnlco para los Productos orqanlcos - Norma Peruana logo Reglamento Tecnlco para los Productos orqanlcos - Norma Peruana Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Noviembre 2016
RESPECT'in logo RESPECT'in RESPECT’in is a sustainable wheat/barley/corn brand created by a cooperative and its cereal farmers who are already committed to the farming of tomorrow. As consumers themselves, and stakeholders who are aware of society's new demands and are working towards sustainable farming, their farming methods are based on respect for the environment, energy efficiency, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This way, they guarantee the quality of the plants and cereals that end up in your plate. Of course, their objective is still to produce more, but it is above all to meet environmental challenges and consumers' needs in order to provide us with sustainable enjoyment. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2015
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) logo Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international notfor- profit organisation bringing together member companies across the jewellery supply chain. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 3/10/2013 Responsible Recycling Standard for Electronics Recyclers logo Responsible Recycling Standard for Electronics Recyclers Responsible Recycling (“R2”) Standard for Electronics Recyclers, known as the “R2 Standard”, this is the environmental, health, and safety standard that serves as the basis of the R2 Certification Program – the most broadly used electronics recycling certification program in the world. The R2 Standard and Certification Program play a cornerstone role in accomplishing Sustainable Electronics Recycling International's (SERI) mission. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January, 2017
Responsible Tourism Tanzania logo Responsible Tourism Tanzania Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) is a non-profit organization that will encourage and promote a more sustainable tourism industry within Tanzania. RTTZ has been established in 2011 as a trusteeship with a governance and membership base that includes the key stakeholders within the tourism industry. RTTZ will provide various services or functions to support the tourism industry to manage their business in a sustainable manner; these include providing internationally accepted standards and guidelines, an auditing and evaluation process that will help guide the tourism venture to improving their actions and the product accompanied with a certification scheme that recognizes the company’s efforts and successes. Responsible Tourism Tanzania (Rttz) has developed a set of standards for Responsible Tourism in Tanzania, which is in alignment with the international standards of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August 2015
Round Table on Responsible Soy Association - RTRS logo Round Table on Responsible Soy Association - RTRS The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) is a multi-stakeholder organization with seeks to objective is to facilitate global dialogue on economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally appropriate soy production. RTRS has developed a standard for responsible soy production, which includes requirements for the preservation of areas with high conservation value, the promotion of best management practices, the guarantee of fair labour conditions, and the respect for land tenure claims. A certification scheme for production and one for Chain of Custody have been implemented. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January, 2017
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials - RSB logo Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials - RSB The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is an international initiative that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biomaterials production and processing. Originally set up in 2007 to ensure the sustainability of liquid biofuels for transport, the RSB expanded its scope in 2013 to cover biomaterials. Biomaterials are products derived from biomass. They include bioenergy such as liquid biofuels as well as biomass and biogas for heating and electricity generation. Bio-based products also include a range of biochemicals such as bioplastics and lubricants. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2016
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - Principles and Criteria logo Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - Principles and Criteria Elements of RSPO certification scheme * Standard. This sets out the requirements which must be met and against which certification assessments are made. The RSPO Standard is the RSPO Principles and Criteria For Sustainable Palm Oil Production or P&C. * Accreditation. This is to ensure that the organisations which undertake certification assessment – the Certification Bodies - are competent to undertake credible, consistent audits. * Process requirements. This is the process for establishing whether or not a set of requirements (i.e. the standard) has been met and is carried out by an accredited Certification Body. The RSPO systems are detailed in the RSPO Certification Systems and RSPO Supply Chain Certification Systems documents. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2015
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - Supply Chain Certification logo Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - Supply Chain Certification The methods used by the RSPO to deliver its objective include- - The development of a standard for certification of sustainable oil palm production and associated mechanisms for verification of responsible oil palm production. The RSPO Standard for Sustainable Oil Palm Production, approved in October 2007, is presented as a series of Principles, Criteria, Indicators and Guidance, and is designed to be used by oil palm producers to implement sustainable production practices, and by certification bodies for field verification. - The development of an RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard, which describes requirements related to the control of RSPO certified oil palm products along the supply chain, including flows of material and associated claims. The RSPO Supply Chain Standard is presented as a series of auditable requirements designed to be used by organisations in the palm value chain to demonstrate implemented systems for control of RSPO certified oil palm products. Downstream processors or users of RSPO certified sustainable oil palm products can claim the use of (or support of) RSPO certified oil palm products when they adhere to the requirements the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard and this is independently verified by an RSPO approved and accredited certification body. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2013
RSG Requirements (based on RTRS) logo RSG Requirements (based on RTRS) The Retailers’ Soy Group does not believe that the growth in demand for soy has to lead to destruction of primary and native forests, loss of biodiversity and other issues associated with soy cultivation. We believe that better management of land use change combined with maximising productivity offers an opportunity to reconcile growing demand for soy with the need to conserve the most valuable landscapes. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February, 2016

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Safe Quality Food Program - SQF logo Safe Quality Food Program - SQF The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a global food safety and quality certification program, designed to meet the needs of retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require HACCP and ISO based food safety and quality management systems from their suppliers. It offers independent certification to ensure that a supplier's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. The SQF Code Edition 7, a process and product certification standard, has been redesigned for use by all sectors of the food industry from primary production to transport and distribution. It is a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) - based food safety and quality management system that utilizes the US National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Food (NACMCF) and the CODEX Alimentarius Commission HACCP principles and guidelines. The SQF Code Level 2 has been re-benchmarked by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and has achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June, 2015
SAI Platform -- Farm Sustainability Assessment logo SAI Platform -- Farm Sustainability Assessment Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
Sedex Global (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) logo Sedex Global (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) Sedex is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Sedex was founded by a group of UK retailers in 2004 with two main goals: to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications, and to drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains. As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex is an effective supply chain management solution, helping companies to reduce risk, protect company reputation and improve supply chain practices. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit - SMETA Best Practice Guidance logo Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit - SMETA Best Practice Guidance The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit best practice guidance (SMETA BPG) is a compilation of social audit best practices to help auditors achieve the consistency needed for social audits to be widely accepted by retailers and brands. It also helps organisations commissioning audits to specify the auditing methodology required. SMETA BPG may be used by any auditor or audit company, including those who are not Sedex members. It is also applicable to all sizes and types of employment site, including manufacturing sites, agricultural sites and service providers. The reference to a “SMETA BPG audit” shall only be used when all the criteria outlined in the best practice guidance document have been used during the audit process. SMETA BPG does not certify auditors or auditing bodies and relies on existing controls and accreditations. It is recommended that companies commissioning audits assure themselves of the auditorsability to meet SMETA BPG requirements and Auditor Competencies. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Octubre 2016
Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label logo Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label *A sustainable tourism labelling system is a procedure that evaluates the performance of a business against a set of agreed sustainable tourism practices. The Label is proof that the business has achieved the required level of sustainability. *The purpose of the Label is to provide a set of standards to guide sustainability improvements in the tourism industry in Seychelles. *The SSTL is voluntary, user-friendly, and designed to inspire more efficient and sustainable ways of doing business. The vision of the SSTL is: Every tourism enterprise in Seychelles integrates sustainability practices in their business operations. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: February 2015
SGE 21 logo SGE 21 - The SGE 21 Ethical and Socially Responsible Management System is a management tool developed by Forética for any type of organization seeking to integrate social and environmental concerns into business operations and in their interaction with stakeholders on a voluntary basis. Forética is a non-profit multi-stakeholder organization based in Spain, working on promoting ethical and socially responsible business practices. First published in 2000 and consistently reviewed, the SGE 21 is the first European CSR standard that allows third party certification. Today there are more than 100 organizations in Spain, from SMEs to multinational companies that have implemented and certificate the SGE 21 management system, with presence in a wide variety of sectors (construction, consultancy, facility services, among others). Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Simple Sri Lanka GAP (For training purposes) logo Simple Sri Lanka GAP (For training purposes) This standard covers the good agricultural practices to be complied in production, harvesting and post-harvest handling of fresh fruits and vegetables at farm level in order to obtain good quality produce that is safe for consumption by taking the environment and the health, safety and welfare of workers in to account. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May 2016
Singapore Green Labelling Scheme logo Singapore Green Labelling Scheme The Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) was launched in May 1992 by Singapore's Ministry of the Environment. The Green Label can be used on products which meet the eco standards specified by the scheme. It considers overall product environmental impacts such as its raw materials and composition, manufacturing process, health impacts and disposal. The scheme applies to most products, except food, drinks and pharmaceuticals. It does not apply to services and processes. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Small Producers Symbol logo Small Producers Symbol The Symbol is an initiative of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small fair trade Producers (CLAC), as part of its efforts to promote the vision, values and principles of Small Producers’ Organizations. The Symbol is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation to safeguard the sustainable future of small producers, local communities, culture and projects and inclusive market, based on values and principles of sustainability, justice and solidarity.The Small Producers´ Symbol is not only a fair trade label, but also one of sustainable production, democratic organization and self-management, strengthening of local economies. The standards of this label establish sustainable prices and rules for fair deals. The initiative is created and owned by small producers from the South to identify ourselves in the local and international market Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 13.01.2014
Social Accountability International - SA8000 logo Social Accountability International - SA8000 Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes the human rights of workers through the development of a voluntary standard, named SA 8000. The standard is used by governments and businesses around the world. SAI supports users who work with the standard by publishing the SA8000 Guidance Document and further development of implementation practices, training courses, local capacity building, promotion of social dialogue and corporate programs focusing on labour conditions in supply chains. Companies can have their work places certified against the standard; this, however, is the responsibility of another organization, Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS), which accredits certification firms, and which keeps records of SA8000 certified facilities. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January, 2016
SOCIALCARBON® Standard logo SOCIALCARBON® Standard The Ecological Institute developed the SOCIALCARBON® Standard which certifies Voluntary Emission Reduction (VER) projects for their contributions to sustainable development. The SOCIALCARBON® Standard is founded on the assessment and monitoring of the social and environmental performance of projects to improve their long-term effectiveness through actions that stimulate local communities and promote socio-economical responsibility. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
Soil Association organic standards logo Soil Association organic standards The Soil Association charity's standards cover agricultural products, food & beverage items, textiles and health & beauty products. Its Woodmark certification scheme covers Forest Management and Chain of Custody for forest products. They exceed the EU organic regulations minimum requirements in many areas, but particularly in relation to animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
STeP by OEKO-TEX ® logo STeP by OEKO-TEX ® The International OEKO-TEX® Association was established in 1992 and consists of 16 textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan with over 60 local offices world wide. The STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification standard is a certification system issued by the OEKO-TEX® Association that includes an audited assessment against transparent criteria and methods for sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible textile and apparel facilities (production and logistics sites). The certification addresses the reduction of hazards and risks across the entire textile production chain, from fiber production through making up of products, with the goal of increasing sustainability, quality and resource efficiency of factories. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Nov 2016
Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems - SAFA logo Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems - SAFA The FAO Guidelines: Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems (SAFA), provide an international reference for sustainable management, monitoring and reporting in food and agriculture at all levels of the supply chain. SAFA is not a sustainability index, nor a sustainability standard, nor a labelling tool. SAFA: defines what sustainable food and agriculture systems are, including environmental integrity, economic resilience, social well-being and good governance; outlines a procedure for an integrated analysis of all dimensions of sustainability, including the selection of appropriate indicators and rating of sustainability performance (best, good, moderate, limited, unacceptable); and describes sustainability themes, sub-themes and indicators. SAFA is objective-oriented. Indicators are designed to fulfil the Theme’s goals and the Sub-Themes objectives. Thus, individual practices are addressed only implicitly in term of their achievement of the stated objectives. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016
Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) logo Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) Fruit South Africa is a body representing growers’ associations in the South African fruit industry and the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF). The Fruit South Africa ethical trade programme has been formalised as the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA). SIZA is a not-for-profit, membership-based initiative open to producers, exporters,retailers, exporters, importers and other stakeholders across the supply chain. The SIZA Standard focuses on the improvement of labour practices of South African farmers and pack houses across all fruit sectors. SIZA primarily focuses on development and building capacity rather than audits although audits are important as an indicator of need. The SIZA programme aims to provide growers with the tools to be self-regulated. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January 2015
Sustainable Agriculture Network - Rainforest Alliance - 2010 logo Sustainable Agriculture Network - Rainforest Alliance - 2010 The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) is a coalition of non-profit conservation and rural development organizations in the Americas, Africa and Europe promoting the environmental and social sustainability of agricultural activities through the development of good practice standards, certification and the training of rural producers throughout the world. The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Both, SAN and RA are co owners of the certification system. Compliance with the SAN Sustainable Agriculture Standard is indispensable for farm certification and the right to use the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seal on agricultural products. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: December, 2015
Sustainable Feed Standard™ logo Sustainable Feed Standard™ The Sustainable Feed Standard (SFS) has been developed to ensure full compliance with the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines. This standard is developed for farmers and companies that require a way to certify their production process to satisfy an increasing demand of responsible soy in the feed market. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October, 2016
Sustainable Forestry Initiative - SFI logo Sustainable Forestry Initiative - SFI SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. Across Canada and the United States, 250 million acres (100 million hectares) are certified to the SFI forest management standard, the largest single forest standard in the world. The SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers' lands. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content. SFI on-product labels identify both certified sourcing and COC claims to help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September, 2015
Sustainably Grown logo Sustainably Grown The purpose of the Standard is to provide a comprehensive framework and common set of environmental, social, and economic requirements by which to demonstrate that agricultural plant crops have been produced in a sustainable manner. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2016
Swiss Norme Halal n°12014-03 - Les aliments Halal - Exigences logo Swiss Norme Halal n°12014-03 - Les aliments Halal - Exigences Le label Halal concerne tousles intervenants dans Ia chaine alimentaire. Le droit d'usage du label Halal est base sur le respect des presentes regles et de Ia norme «Aliments Halal- Exigences». Le droit d'usage est egalement base sur le respect constate au cours des audits et des analyses effectuees sur des echantillons preleves du produit admis au label Halal. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Octobre 2015

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TE Responsible Down Standard, 2014 logo TE Responsible Down Standard, 2014 The goals of the Responsible Down Standard are to provide the industry with the best possible tool to ensure that down does not come from animals that have been subjected to any unnecessary harm and to institute a traceability system to validate the source of the material. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2014
TerraChoice -EcoLogo Program (UL Ecologo Certification) logo TerraChoice -EcoLogo Program (UL Ecologo Certification) TerraChoice is a private marketing and environmental consultancy based in Canada that helps clients of different sectors and business lines to integrate sustainability principles and goals into business strategies. TerraChoice is TerraVeritas partner and since 2010 it operates as a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories Standards. Since 1995 TerraChoice has been managing EcoLogoTM, an ecolabelling scheme established in 1988 by the Canadian government as part of the Environmental Choice Program. EcoLogoTM certified products or services must have multiple environmental attributes related to human health and environmental considerations throughout the life cycle of the product and they have to perform as well as their conventional alternative. In August, 2010, TerraChoice joined UL Environment as part of the Underwriters Laboratories global network providing environmental services to companies around the world. UL Environment (ULE) is a full-service environmental solutions company. UL Environment is helping support the growth and development of sustainable products, services and companies in the global marketplace through standards development, independent third-party assessment and certification and knowledge services. UL Environment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, a global leader in conformity assessment that has been testing products and writing standards for more than a century. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 26.12.2014
Textile Exchange Global Recycled Standard Version 3 logo Textile Exchange Global Recycled Standard Version 3 The Global Recycled Standard is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The GRS is intended to meet the need of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate products) and to verify responsible social, environmental, and chemical practices in the production of these products. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2014
Textile Exchange Organic Content Standard 2013 logo Textile Exchange Organic Content Standard 2013 The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 5-100% organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product. It tracks the flow of a raw material from the source to the final product and this process is certified by an accredited third party. It allows for transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of organic material content claims on products. It can be used as a business-to-business tool to give companies the means to ensure that they are getting what they are paying for and selling. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2014
Textile Exchange Recycled Claim Standard 2013 logo Textile Exchange Recycled Claim Standard 2013 The TE Recycled Claim Standard verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in a final product through input and chain-of-custody verification from a third party. It allows for transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of recycled material content claims on products. It can be used as a business-to-business tool to give companies the means to ensure that they are getting what they are paying for and selling, or as a way to ensure accurate and honest communication with consumers. Processing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2014
TFT Responsible Stone Program logo TFT Responsible Stone Program TFT is a private, non-governmental, not for profit organisation, which uses a top-to-bottom approach in the natural stone industry. In 2012, the TFT Quarry Working Group, based in the UK, and the Dutch Working group on Sustainable Natural Stone (WGDN) created the new Responsible Stone Program. This program is managed by TFT and covers environmental, social and supply chain issues in the stone industry and operates as a verification system with a step-by- step approach of continuous improvement in 3 Levels of compliance. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March 2016
Thai Green Label logo Thai Green Label The Thai Green Label is an environmental certification awarded to specific products that are shown to have minimum detrimental impact on the environment in comparison with other products serving the same function. Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
The EU Ecolabel logo The EU Ecolabel The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme, established in 1992 to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment. Products and services awarded the Ecolabel carry the flower logo and the EU Ecolabel covers product groups such as cleaning products, appliances, paper products, textile and home and garden products, lubricants and services such as tourist accommodations. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
The European Ecotourism Labelling Standard logo The European Ecotourism Labelling Standard European Ecotourism Network (EEN) is a non-governmental, not-for profit network. Under the umbrella of the Network is the European Ecotourism Knowledge Network (ECOLNET),which is a 3 year-project co-financed by the European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme, Transversal Programmes, Key Activity 3 – ICT Networks. The EETLS is a applicable to the Ecotourism industry. It has been benchmarked with existing ecotourism standards and is accredited by GSCT. Currently the Standard is not operational and the implementation system is under discussion. Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
The Gold Standard logo The Gold Standard The Gold Standard Foundation (GSF) is an international non-profit organization that operates a certification scheme for premium carbon offsets in both the compliance and voluntary market. GSF issues additional labels to CDM verified Certified Emission Reductions (GS-CERs) and Verified Emission Reductions (GS-VERs) for projects that fall under the voluntary market. Established in 2003 by WWF to demonstrate that carbon markets can deliver capital efficiently to GHG mitigation projects, whilst delivering the full potential in terms of co-benefits, all GS projects demonstrate real and permanent GHG reductions and sustainable development benefits in local communities that are measured, reported and verified. To be eligible for GS certification, carbon projects must (1) employ renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, (2) adhere to the strictest standards on additionality, and (3) positively impact the economy, health, welfare and environment of the local host community. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 12.12.2014
Together for Sustainability logo Together for Sustainability Leading chemical companies joined forces in the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative to enhance sustainability in the supply chain. The aim of TfS is to build the chemical industry’s standard for sustainable supply chains, and to develop and implement a global supplier engagement program that assesses and improves sustainability sourcing practices, including ecological and social aspects. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April, 2015
TourCert logo TourCert TourCert is a private, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation which awards tourism businesses on basis of Corporate Social Responsibility principles with the “CSR Tourism certified” logo. CSR describes the contribution a company makes to sustainable development by going beyond legal provisions and by integrating social and environmental responsibility into its core business. The analysis includes all business operations and evaluates its sustainability performance. The analysis is based on qualitative as well as quantitative social and environmental criteria, key indicators for evaluation are financial data, number of employees, mission statement, consumption of water, power and heat, staff satisfaction and training measures, evaluation of the supply chain, among other figures, are relevant aspects concerning the company. Every certified business needs to develop a CSR report as well as continuous improvement plan in order to get certified. TourCert works closely with NGOs as well as Universities together and offers in cooperation with the partners further consulting services. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Novmber, 2016
Travelife Award of Excellence logo Travelife Award of Excellence Travelife is a certification system, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry. It aims to provide companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains. The system is managed by ABTA – The Travel Association in the UK. Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations is a certification system that helps hotels and accommodations manage and monitor their social and environmental impacts and communicate their achievements to customers. Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations provides a range of support to help members progress towards their third party audit, including an online sustainability checklist based on European and International standards, which enables properties to manage their performance and their monitor progress. Once subscribed, properties receive a full, third party, environmental and social audit, and if they fulfil the requirements of the sustainability system criteria, they may achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. This award can then be highlighted in their brochures, on their websites or other guest communications, as well as displaying their award plaque in a public area of their property. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
Travelife Gold Award for large hotels/groups logo Travelife Gold Award for large hotels/groups Travelife is a certification system, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry. It aims to provide companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains. The system is managed by ABTA – The Travel Association in the UK. Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations is a certification system that helps hotels and accommodations manage and monitor their social and environmental impacts and communicate their achievements to customers. Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations provides a range of support to help members progress towards their third party audit, including an online sustainability checklist based on European and International standards, which enables properties to manage their performance and their monitor progress. Once subscribed, properties receive a full, third party, environmental and social audit, and if they fulfil the requirements of the sustainability system criteria, they may achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. This award can then be highlighted in their brochures, on their websites or other guest communications, as well as displaying their award plaque in a public area of their property. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
Travelife Gold Award for small/medium-sized hotels logo Travelife Gold Award for small/medium-sized hotels Travelife is a certification system, dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry. It aims to provide companies with realistic sustainability goals, tools and solutions to implement positive change within their businesses and supply chains. The system is managed by ABTA – The Travel Association in the UK. Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations is a certification system that helps hotels and accommodations manage and monitor their social and environmental impacts and communicate their achievements to customers. Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations provides a range of support to help members progress towards their third party audit, including an online sustainability checklist based on European and International standards, which enables properties to manage their performance and their monitor progress. Once subscribed, properties receive a full, third party, environmental and social audit, and if they fulfil the requirements of the sustainability system criteria, they may achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. This award can then be highlighted in their brochures, on their websites or other guest communications, as well as displaying their award plaque in a public area of their property. Services Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September 2014
Triple Sello logo Triple Sello El Triple Sello es un distintivo colocado en el envase, empaque o envoltorio de los productos, que indica que éste ha sido producido en toda su cadena productiva sin Trabajo Infantil, Discriminación y Trabajo Forzoso, permitiendo ganar espacios en el comercio mundial con productos considerados como socialmente responsables. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: March 2015
TÜV Rheinland - Green Product Mark - Furniture logo TÜV Rheinland - Green Product Mark - Furniture The TÜV Rheinland is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Since our foundation in 1872, we have been providing safe and sustainable solutions for the challenges arising from the interaction between man, the environment and technology.As an independent, neutral and professional organization, we are committed to working towards a future that can fulfil the needs of both mankind and the environment in the long term Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Oct-16

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U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol logo U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol The U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) is a certified aggregate approach audited by third parties that demonstrates sustainable soybean production at a national scale. The U.S. approach is quantifiable and results driven with mass balance international certification available. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: September, 2015
UN Global Compact logo UN Global Compact The UN Global Compact helps companies, whether beginners on the sustainability journey or recognized champions, to meet their commitments to operate responsibly and support the Sustainable Development Goals. We do this through a range of activities at the international and local levels – from raising awareness and developing resources, to facilitating partnerships and enabling action on key issues. Production & ExtractionProcessing & ManufacturingServicesTrading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2015
UNECE STANDARD DDP-01 INSHELL WALNUTS logo UNECE STANDARD DDP-01 INSHELL WALNUTS The commercial quality standards developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards help facilitate international trade, encourage high-quality production, improve profitability and protect consumer interests. UNECE standards are used by Governments, producers, traders, importers and exporters, and other international organizations. They cover a wide range of agricultural products, including fresh fruit and vegetables, dry and dried produce, seed potatoes, meat, cut flowers, eggs and egg products. This standard applies to inshell walnuts free from outer husks, of varieties (cultivars) grown from Juglans regia L., intended for direct consumption or for food when intended to be mixed with other products for direct consumption without further processing. This standard does not apply to inshell walnuts that are processed by salting, sugaring, flavouring or roasting, or for industrial processing. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2016
UNECE Standard FFV-50 Apples logo UNECE Standard FFV-50 Apples The commercial quality standards developed by the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) help facilitate international trade, encourage high-quality production, improve profitability and protect consumer interests. UNECE standards are used by governments, producers, traders, importers and exporters, and other international organizations. They cover a wide range of agricultural products, including fresh fruit and vegetables, dry and dried produce, seed potatoes, meat, cut flowers, eggs and egg products. This standard applies to apples of varieties (cultivars) grown from Malus domestica Borkh. to be supplied fresh to the consumer, apples for industrial processing being excluded. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2016
Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code logo Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code The Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code was launched in 2010 as the basis of the Sustainable Sourcing programme, inspired by the company’s sustainability commitment that by 2020 Unilever will buy all its agricultural raw materials from farms applying sustainable agricultural practices. The sustainable sourcing programme relies on compliance with the Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code, either through self-assessment and verification against the Code or through external certification standards recognised as equivalent to the Code, such as those of Rainforest Alliance or the RSPO. Through mandatory and good practice standards it defines a process of continuous improvement. This Code applies to all our suppliers of agricultural raw materials, the farmers producing them and contractors working on farms. Suppliers must comply with the Code’s Scheme Rules, which detail external certification standards and self-verification methods. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: 18.06.2014
Union for Ethical BioTrade - UEBT logo Union for Ethical BioTrade - UEBT The Union for Ethical BioTrade is a non-profit association that promotes the “Sourcing with Respect” of ingredients that come from biodiversity. Members commit to gradually ensuring that their sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain. UEBT Trading members can work in the following sectors, personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food. UEBT aims to help private sector to be more involved in Ethical sourcing of biodiversity following the Ethical BioTrade standard. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: October 2013
USDA National Organic Program - NOP logo USDA National Organic Program - NOP The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) manages public, voluntary standards for organic products. Administered by the USDA National Organic Program, these standards regulate the production, handling, labeling, trade, and enforcement of all USDA organic products. The development and amendments to these standards, commonly referred to as rulemaking, involves input from the National Organic Standards Board (a Federal Advisory Committee made up of fifteen members of the public) and the public. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Feb 2016
UTZ logo UTZ UTZ is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit sustainability label and program dedicated to create an open and transparent marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible agricultural products. UTZ has developed three main tools to achieve these goals: the UTZ Traceability System, the UTZ Code of Conduct and the Chain of Custody documents. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: January, 2016

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Verified Carbon Standard - VCS logo Verified Carbon Standard - VCS VCS is a comprehensive quality-assurance system for carbon credits issued in voluntary markets. Projects use Verified Carbon Standard requirements to ensure their carbon reductions meet accepted quality standards and are independently verified, uniquely numbered and transparently listed in a central database. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Feb 2016
Veriflora logo Veriflora Veriflora® is a sustainability certification program for fresh cut flowers, ornamental plants, handlers, input materials, and retailers. It is recognized as the gold standard among horticultural and floriculture sustainability certifications developed and managed by SCS Global Services. The Veriflora Standard establishes a sustainable agriculture framework with a set of environmental, social, and quality requirements to ensure that an agricultural product has been produced and handled in a sustainable manner, from soil preparation and seed planting through production, harvest, post-harvest handling, and distribution for sale. The Veriflora program works with the entire Sustainable Value Chain. Apart from growers, the standard also includes specific criteria for handlers and responsibly managed peatlands. In addition, Veriflora verifies environmentally preferable input materials, and has a Preferred Retailer program, which currently includes ShopKo, Organic Bouquet, and others. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June 2016

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WFTO Guarantee System logo WFTO Guarantee System The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. WFTO is the home of fair traders: producers, marketers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers that demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade. The goal of the WFTO is to enable small producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through sustainable Fair Trade. It does this by delivering market access through policy, advocacy, campaigning, marketing and monitoring. The WFTO is a guardian of Fair Trade values. The WFTO Guarantee System is a credible, sustainable and robust assurance mechanism that Fair Trade is implemented in the supply chain and practices of an organisation. It is an accountability and development tool for organisations. Members that passed the GS process attain the ‘Guaranteed Fair Trade Organisation’ status and may use the WFTO Label on their products. It is not a product certification system. The WFTO Fair Trade Standard is the heart of the Guarantee System, focusing on the management and operation of Fair Trade Organisations in relation to their Fair Trade practices. The WFTO Standard comprises a set of compliance criteria based on the 10 Fair Trade Principles and International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions. Many of these criteria are mandatory requirements to join WFTO. There are also other non-mandatory requirements, where WFTO members must show continuous improvement over time. Compliance with this Standard will be assessed by various means, including the Self-Assessment Report, the Peer Visit and the Monitoring Audit. These are described in the WFTO Guarantee System Handbook. The Standard is subject to periodic review and changes under the guidance of the WFTO Standard and Guarantee System Committee. The GS was approved and implemented by the WFTO Membership in May 2013. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: April, 2016
Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA) logo Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA) WIETA is a not-for-profit, voluntary association of many different stakeholders in the South African wine industry, who are committed to the promotion of ethical trade in this sector. WIETA drives a pro- active world class and sustainable ethical trade programme for the South African wine industry and aligned sector. WIETA strives to ensure fair treatment, respectful relationships and dignified lives toward achieving a transformed agricultural sector. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: December, 2016
Workplace Condition Assessment (WCA) logo Workplace Condition Assessment (WCA) In 2010, the largest CSR supply chain auditing and certification body, Intertek, set out to challenge norms on scheduling, tracking, conducting and reporting on social responsibility audits. Rooted in 20 years of experience in supply chain auditing for CSR performance, the Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) is a data driven, software-based community platform that enables automated data collection leading to ratings based measurable audit results. Auditors are provided an efficient and streamlined audit format based on Intertek’s leading eAudit technology, and brand/retailer users of the WCA have access to invaluable data mining tools that can help set performance metrics which are capable of being benchmarked against global, industry, and country averages. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Trading & Retailing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: June, 2015
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production - WRAP logo Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production - WRAP WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. The WRAP Certification Program is based on 12 Principles focusing on compliance with local laws, workplace regulations, universal workers’ rights, the environment, customs compliance and security. WRAP is also an IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors) accredited training organization and runs social systems and internal auditor training courses and related seminars around the world. Processing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: August 2014

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XertifiX logo XertifiX The main objective of XertifiX is to eliminate child and bonded labour in natural stone quarries in India, China and Viernam. To achieve its goal, XertifiX controls and certifies quarries, sees to it that employers provide education as an alternative for child labour, and issues a product label for natural stone imported to Europe. The label guarantees freedom of child labour and forced labour, besides compliance with other labour and environmental criteria, the “XertifiX Criteria”. XertifiX is an independent, non-governmental organisation created in 2005, and based in Germany. The organisation cooperates closely with the German development agency Misereor. Production & ExtractionProcessing & Manufacturing Information last updated in the Standards Map database: Feb 2016

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Zerya logo Zerya Zerya® is a private quality trademark that belongs to 'Zerya Producciones sin Residuos S.L.', and it represents the effort of many years of research dedicated to define fruit & vegetable production systems that can guarantee a residue free final product. ZERYA® Standard setting the guidelines of a rational use of authorized agrochemical products in key moments under the supervision of a technical team to guarantee the compliance of the standard that aims to grow fresh produce free from pesticide residues. Within the ZERYA® standard, residue free means that any active ingredient is determined under 0,01 ppm when analyzed. Production & Extraction Information last updated in the Standards Map database: May, 2016

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