Including an introduction to the concept of mass balance, explanation of the origin matching rules, and how to make credible claims on products and materials. With links to useful (communication)
An Overview of Our Mass Balance Approach – Webinar Slides
Timelines for New Rainforest Alliance Seal Use on Coffee, Tea, Banana, Hazelnut, Flower, Fruit, Juice, Palm & Coconut Oil and Herbs & Spices Products
By late April/beginning of May, all our partner companies will receive the Rainforest Alliance’s new certification seal for product packaging, along with (technical) guidance and support documents. The new seal will replace the current Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal and the UTZ label. Here’s a time line for implementation.
Moves by Malaysia and Indonesia to get shops to shun "palm oil-free" products may not help the industry's reputation, analysts warn.
No palm oil or green palm oil? Retailers face labelling dilemma
Millions of farmers rely on palm oil for their living, and millions more around the world use it as cooking oil and a food source, yet palm oil production often drives deforestation and causes human suffering. These issues have given palm oil an overall negative image. As a result, even when it is responsibly sourced, […]
Imagine for a moment you are a producer of tropical fruit in Latin America. One day, a hurricane sweeps through the region and wipes out most of your banana farms, destroying every plant in one fell swoop. What do you do? In the case of one producer in northeast Guatemala, they decided to grow another […]