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What is the purpose of labelling Rainforest Alliance ?

Labelling Rainforest Alliance promotes environmental responsibility, social equity and economic viability for farm communities.

What are the key guarantees of Rainforest Alliance?

The Rainforest Alliance label guarantees:

  • Improve livelihoods of producers, farm workers and their families, and communities

  • Prevent deforestation, promote reforestation, protect biodiversity, and mitigate the consequences of climate change

  • Improve efficiency and reduce costs, which often results in higher earnings

  • Build climate resilience through climate-smart agricultural methods

  • Improve health of farmers, workers and their families

  • Protect rights of workers and children

  • Respect the rights of communities

  • Protect and enhance forests and other ecosystems

Zoom on the new Rainforest Alliance 2020 Standard

The current UTZ or Rainforest Alliance Standard Requirements are in force until June 30th, 2021. The Rainforest Alliance 2020 Standard Requirements enter into force on July 1st, 2021. For certificate holders at farm level only core requirements of the Rainforest Alliance 2020 Standard will enter into force in July 2021. Smart meters will become mandatory from July 1st, 2022 onwards. For supply chain actors all Rainforest Alliance 2020 Standard Requirements will become mandatory from July 2021. For more information, click on the useful link below.

How to get the Rainforest Alliance label?

The labelling by an independent certification body like Ecocert enables to validate the compliance of your activities according to Rainforest Alliance standard.
To use the Rainforest Alliance label, businesses are required to seek online approval prior to printing or launching materials that use any of the following Rainforest Alliance marks:

  • Rainforest Alliance certification seal

  • Name ‘Rainforest Alliance’

  • Rainforest Alliance corporate logo.

For which category of products?

Rainforest Alliance applies to tree crops (such as coffee and cocoa) tea, fruits (such as bananas, coconuts and pineapples), nuts (such as hazelnuts), herbs and spices, and cut flowers. Vegetables and palm: subject to confirmation.

Who can get certified Rainforest Alliance?

Rainforest Alliance is intended for:

  • Small and large farms (Producers, Grower groups).

  • Single site and multi-site organizations (Processors, Importers or Exporters, Brands, Distributors).

Why choose Ecocert?

With nearly 30 years of experience for audit and certification of organic products in France and in more than 130 countries, Ecocert is the world's leading specialist in the certification of sustainable practices.