International sustainability certification can show your commitment and strengthen your reputation in the high-end market.

B Uebt Certificate

UEBT is an international certification that demonstrates the company’s commitment to sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity. Certification for the UEBT standard requires 2 audit steps: Membership assessment and certification audit.

UEBT certification includes 27 criteria and 154 compliance indicators that are upgraded and developed from 7 BioTrade principles. These compliance requirements ensure the company sources nature ingredients through a system that respects human rights, society and contributes to the conservation of local biodiversity within 50km from the farm/collection sites. In order for companies to contribute to biodiversity conservation, UEBT requires compliant companies to implement a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). BAP is a tool for planning and monitoring the activities undertaken by the company that contributes to the improvement of local biodiversity..

UEBT/RA is a certification in the cooperation program of UEBT and Rainforest Alliance for all ingredients for herbal and fruit infusions, including rooibos and other herbs & spices, including vanilla, chili, and pepper. The requirements of UEBT/RA certification are combined and partially upgraded from RA and UEBT certification with traceability from the MultiTrace platform of Rainforest Alliance. As required by the UEBT standard, UEBT/RA compliant companies must also develop the Biodiversity Actions Plan (BAP) to contribute to biodiversity conservation.

All ingredients certified under the new UEBT/Rainforest Alliance will be able to carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal or UEBT certification label.

Organic certification is a very popular international certification and is almost mandatory for the sale of products in high-end markets. The organic certification aims at improving product quality and protecting consumers’ health.

Organic certification is very strict about the quality of the product and the production process. For crops, the use of agrochemicals and chemical fertilizers is not allowed within the last 3-5 years, the certified auditor will take samples to analyze more than 500 indicators for chemical substances. The types of compost used must ensure the correct technical process. Organic farming areas must have a buffer zone of at least 2m to avoid the risk of external contamination.

Production and transportation processes must be regularly monitored and documented, ensuring product traceability. All producers and staff must be trained in organic certification. The company also must fully ensure the rights and needs of employees

Rainforest Alliance certification helps farmers produce better crops, adapt to climate change, increase their productivity, and reduce costs. These benefits provide companies with a steady and secured supply of certified products. Sourcing Rainforest Alliance Certified products also helps businesses meet consumer expectations and safeguard their brand’s credibility.

Fairtrade Standards are designed to support the sustainable development of small producer organizations and agricultural workers in developing countries. The Fairtrade Standards incorporate a holistic blend of social, economic and environmental criteria. The standards contain both core requirements and development requirements aimed at improvements that benefit producers and their communities.

The company has to prove that employees are treated fairly and have their rights to labor, training, health and safety guaranteed. Child labor is not allowed. Forced labor is not allowed. The salary paid to the worker must be higher than the base salary prescribed in the country.

For all products Fairtrade standards require the buyers to pay a Fairtrade Minimum Price and/or a Fairtrade Premium to the producers and minimized and safe use of agrochemicals, proper and safe management of waste, maintenance of soil fertility and water resources, and no use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

An internationally recognized programme, based on key baseline reference standards (International definitions of Fair Trade, ISO 26000, ILO conventions, social criteria of IFOAM, etc.) Fair for Life promotes an approach of Fair Trade that allows all producers and workers who are at a socio-economic disadvantage to access a wider range of social and economic benefits.

The commitment to Fair For life can be highlighted through logo use on products if every actor of the supply chain has been controlled according to the For life standard and under conditions.


How to get international certificates

Advice Company/Cooperative/ Producer Groups on relevant standards and certificates

Consulting and supporting partners in determining the standards and certifications that best align with your competencies and strategic vision.

Carry out an assessment of the value chain from farm to factory

Assess the partner’s current capacity to develop appropriate plans and solutions.

Develop a compliance system tools including Internal Control System (ICS), train material for farmers and compliance staff

Helping partners build and develop system management tools that comply with the standard including Internal Control System (ICS), train farmers and compliance staff.

Coach compliance staffs, farmers on the ICS

Training staff and farmers to understand the ICS system and use the ICS system in production management and traceability.

Process internal audit and corrector errors and gaps

Support partners to self-assess and advise to complete errors and gaps points before registering for certification audit.

Register with the organization issuing certification

Support company to full fill app finding and choose the best organization for audit and certification.

Support compliance during official audit

Consulting to improve and complete the errors after the official assessment.