A detailed FAQ about the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard Farm Requirements.
The Rainforest Alliance is opening a new authorization process for Certification Bodies (CBs) in Japan. Certification bodies that are approved during this process will be authorized to conduct Rainforest Alliance Certification audits in their respective countries and will be able to request scope extensions for additional countries in the future.
Certification bodies must meet the following conditions to apply for authorization:
- The CB must have a physical office in the country for which they are applying.
- The CB must have local certifier and lead auditors (for Supply Chain and Farms) that will meet the requirements of Chapter 2 of the Rules for Certification Bodies version 1.2 by the end of the authorization process.
CBs interested in applying for authorization in Japan must express their interest to email@example.com no later than September 30th, 2023.
Interested CBs will receive further information about how the authorization process works and how to apply.
Must-read resources for certification bodies
This step-by-step guide helps farms, businesses, and others to implement child labor due diligence, including risk assessments, mitigation actions, remediation, monitoring, engaging with children safely, and context about child labor legislation. The guide contains five modules, three annexes and a workbook of exercises; we advise you to start with the introduction to find which modules […]
Detailed information about the assurance system used in the Rainforest Alliance's 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard.
All resources for Certification Bodies & Auditors
This module discusses the definition of child labor in international and national law, the different types of child labor, and its root causes.... View more