According to the answers provided in the Transition Tool, the following scenario applies to your company:
- You have a valid Rainforest Alliance Chain of Custody certificate/endorsement and/or a valid UTZ Chain of Custody license which requires an audit/renewal before June 30, 2021.
If the above correctly describes your company, you are not yet ready to transition to the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Certification Program.
Please make sure to renew your current certificate or undergo the audit as per the current UTZ/Rainforest Alliance Chain of Custody rules.
Please note that if you undergo an audit, all of the audit dates must be before June 30, 2021 in order for the audit to be accepted as valid by the Rainforest Alliance.
You may request a time extension, which will grant you more time to close any non-conformities and/or renew your certificate after the audit. However, it will not extend the time you have to undergo an audit.
If you do not undergo this audit, you risk losing the volumes you have in your traceability platform account.
Once you undergo an audit or renew your certificate/endorsement/license, please check back in the Transition Tool for further guidance on how to transition.
Where to find more information:
If you have further questions, please contact our Customer Success team.
We look forward to having you join the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Certification Program!