Shortages in the supply of certified crops can occur due to various reasons, at different stages in the supply chain. For these cases, the Rainforest Alliance has set up a policy for temporary shortages (i.e., lasting less than six months) in supply of certified crops that result in a product failing to meet the requirements to use the Rainforest Alliance certification seal. The Rainforest Alliance’s objective in these cases is twofold: to create transparency for the affected consumers and to ensure that farmers do not suffer from a temporary decrease in demand.
Please review the full Temporary Supply Shortages Policy in our Labeling & Trademark Policy.
How to apply
Make sure to read the full policy carefully in advance and fill out the form below.
Supply Shortage Request
Still have questions?
For questions or concerns, get in touch with your regular Rainforest Alliance contact or firstname.lastname@example.org.