Our new Chain of Custody Standard contributes to more sustainable supply chains, including socially and environmentally responsible processing. A tailored risk-based approach will make the certification process more efficient for supply chain actors.
The consultation closed on August 31 2019.
You can still view the draft version of the 2020 Chain of Custody Standard [PDF].
Find out more about the Sustainable Agriculture Standard for producers.
Standard Development Process
If you are interested in how decisions are made for the standard development, please look at our Rainforest Alliance Standard Development Procedure [PDF]. It explains in detail the timelines and the different actors and their responsibilities and includes a separate section on the role and composition of the Rainforest Alliance Standards Committee.