Policies and rules
Policy on changes to Chapter 2: rules for CB personnel in the transition year
The Rainforest Alliance Certification Program, based on the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard, introduces several requirements for Certification Body (CB) personnel that will strengthen our assurance system but will need additional time and resources to be fully implemented. Therefore, the Rainforest Alliance authorizes the changes summarized in this policy, during the transition year. In addition, this document includes the minimum requirements CB Personnel must comply with to be authorized to provide certification services to their clients under the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Certification Program. The CB personnel requirements listed in this policy replace those of Chapter 2 of the Rules for CB personnel version 1.1. Furthermore, this policy aims to shed light on frequently asked questions and support CB's in complying with Chapter 2: Rules for CB personnel, part of the Rules for CBs.