What's New in Version 1.2 of the Sustainable Agriculture Standard?
Just as the 2020 Certification Program is designed to promote continuous improvement by farmers and supply chain actors, the Rainforest Alliance is also committed to doing the same with our work. In practice this means that as we roll out the new program, we continue to engage in dialogue with our partners to make the standard even more practical and flexible to different contexts. Every piece of feedback we receive helps us make the program better.
To date, various stakeholder meetings coupled with feedback from early implementers in the field and other feedback have allowed us to identify adjustments we can make to program documents in order to clarify and specify the requirements.
Version 1.2 has changes to the following resources, outlined in detail on the attached document:
- Farm Standard
- Supply Chain Standard
- Annex S1: Glossary
- Annex S6: Traceability
- Annex S10: Living Wage Benchmarks per country
- Grievance Procedure
- Certification and Auditing Rules
- Rules for Certification Bodies