Certify Your Farm

Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Farms

Rainforest Alliance auditing and certification services are managed and implemented within its RA-Cert business unit. All related personnel responsible for audit design, evaluation, and certification/verification decisions are under the purview of the RA-Cert unit. For our full policy on independence in certification click here. RA-Cert as a distinct business unit is one of several authorized certifiers conducting audits against the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standards. Please refer to the SAS - Get Certified if you would like a complete list of certifiers including approved countries.

More than two million farmers, farm workers and their families directly benefit from Rainforest Alliance certification. Farmers say that meeting the criteria helps them farm intelligently, gain confidence, get ahead and plan for their futures.

Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms meet the comprehensive standard of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard, which addresses social, economic and environmental criteria. Certified farms and companies that source products or ingredients from certified farms are eligible to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified green frog seal.

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RA-Cert sustainable agriculture certification costs

The following cost information provided is for RA-Cert. For other Certification Body information please visit Get Certified.

  • Audit Fees
  • Audit fees include honoraria to the auditors and other technical experts or translators that participate in the audit.
  • Associated travel expenses include cost of ground and air transportation, food and lodging for the audit team during the audit days covered.
  • Audit duration and audit team shall be determined per audit basis, based on the scope of the certification, relative to the product(s), production area, total area, geographic location and number of farms and facilities (such as processing units) included in the scope.
  • Audit fee discounts are possible where the audited organization is able to provide lodging, food, air or land travel for the audit team, or other applicable travel expenses.
Certification decision
  • Fees include review of the audit report, conducted by approved reviewers, independent from the audit process.
Certificate administration and engagement management
  • Administrative fees are covered for audit planning, certification management, database management and certificate issuance. Other services of access to the Rainforest Alliance Marketplace, use of seal, and customer service are also included.
  • Honoraria for administrative staff and office costs and utilities are also covered.

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