This Transition Tool provides the processes for certificate holders of the 2015 UTZ Certification Program and/or 2017 Rainforest Alliance Certification Program wishing to be certified under the our new 2020 Certification Program.
As the advocacy director at Rainforest Alliance, Emma Harbour spends a lot of time participating in discussions about how best to transform exploitative supply chains. Within these public conversations, she has also observed the unfortunate practice of spreading misinformation. A recent example can be found in Nestlé’s decision to change its sourcing for KitKat bars in the UK from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance, spurring a lively debate, but not all of it is based on facts. For this reason, she offers below clarifications and a few corrections of erroneous statements which can circulate when pitting certifications against one another.
In our 2020 Certification Program, we are going further to promote gender equality by giving farms and companies new tools to understand the gender gaps and issues in their operations and how to
What’s in our 2020 Certification Program? Gender Equality
Child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and workplace violence and harassment have never been—and will never be—tolerated by the Rainforest Alliance. We've learned through many years of experience
What’s in our 2020 Certification Program? Assess-and-Address
Guides & manuals
This document is intended to help farms seeking Rainforest Alliance certification, and RA- certified farms, understand and implement the Assess-and-address system. This document covers requirement 5.1
Guidance Document L: Assess-and-Address
The Rainforest Alliance works with many different farmers and companies operating in many different settings around the world. In our 2020 Certification Program, we are going further to ensure that
What’s in our 2020 Certification Program? Risk-Based Assurance