This Q&A has been developed to provide guidance to certificate holders and certification bodies with regards to the Measures to Strengthen the Cocoa Sector.
We introduced even stricter requirements for the use of our new seal.
A detailed FAQ about the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard Farm Requirements.
There are multiple ways to source certified ingredients for consumer products. When companies keep the ingredients purchased from a certified farm physically separated from non-certified ingredients throughout the whole supply chain, we call it a "segregated model" of sourcing. When companies opt for "mass balance" sourcing, the certified and non-certified ingredients are mixed together somewhere in transit or production of the end product.
While both segregated and mass balance models have their...
No. Our Sustainable Agriculture Standard prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
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