Chain-of-Custody Certification for Agricultural Products
As a company committed to sourcing from certified sources, you want confidence in the claim you make about your product. That’s why Chain-of-Custody (CoC) is an essential component of any sustainability certification system. CoC is the process of tracking a product from a certified farm through the various stages of trading, manufacturing and warehousing to assure the end consumer that the certified product has not been mixed with non-certified product. This protects the credibility of the Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) seal, which marks the product as one that has been responsibly produced.
The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and the Rainforest Alliance have developed an innovative CoC system that establishes risk as the fundamental criteria for the type and frequency of audits for companies sourcing from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
Learn more about the process below. To determine your Chain-of-Custody requirements, complete our online Chain-of-Custody Risk Assessment questionnaire.