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Exceptional Use Policy: Granted Exceptions and their Conditions for Using Rainforest Alliance Prohibited Pesticides
The objective of this policy, alongside the 2020 Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard requirements, is to support producers in their journey to phasing out the use of HHPs. The Exceptional Use Policy grants limited exceptions for the use of certain agrochemical compounds contained in the Rainforest Alliance list of prohibited pesticides in specific scenarios where no alternatives to HHPs are available. Exceptions are granted with requirements that producers mitigate and compensate the negative impacts on people and the environment of using such pesticides. The exceptions are granted for a specific crop, pest, and country combination and for a specific period of time.