Certification has had a huge impact in bringing sustainability to the forefront of business thinking, but it must continue to evolve to provide more value to farmers and companies and ensure that people and nature can thrive in harmony.
That's why the Rainforest Alliance launched its new Certification Program, which entered into force in July 2021. The Sustainable Agriculture Standard, along with its assurance and technology systems, are data-powered, and based on the principles of continuous improvement, risk-based assurance, contextualization, and shared responsibility. This is how we can deliver more value to the two million farmers and thousands of businesses that use Rainforest Alliance certification to drive more sustainable agricultural production and responsible supply chains.
Early Feedback on the New Certification Program: Kyagalanyi Coffee Shares Their Implementation Experience
All resources for Certification
The Rainforest Alliance Standards Committee is responsible for discussing, weighing, and deciding on the feedback received during the multi-stakeholder consultations, and for approving draft versions of standards. The Standards Committee may also advise on standards-related documents, and on related strategic topics.
We are extending the transition timelines for farm certificate holders to allow more time to fully embrace and implement the new standard.
Retail and Foodservice Companies Now Included in Rainforest Alliance Certification and Traceability: What You Need to Know
As part of our 2020 Certification Program, certain retailers are now able to earn certification.
This page gives you an overview of certification costs for farmers and companies.