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.
The Standards Committee consists of a minimum of 10, up to a maximum of 15 individuals (excluding non-voting ex officio member(s)) with recognized expertise in standards and certification, important aspects of the Rainforest Alliance program, and/or specific expertise of one or more of the Rainforest Alliance’s products.
Members of the Standards Committee are appointed by the Rainforest Alliance Board of Directors, following proposal from members of the Rainforest Alliance Management Team. The composition of the Standards Committee represents various stakeholders involved in the various Rainforest Alliance programs (i.e. coffee, tea, cocoa, rooibos, bananas, hazelnuts, etc.). Learn more about the Standards Committee, how representatives are chosen, and its commitments.