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The Rainforest Alliance assumes full ownership of certification system

The Rainforest Alliance assumes full ownership of certification system

29/09/2017

On August 31, 2017, the Rainforest Alliance (RA) and the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) signed an agreement for the transfer of ownership of the shared RA/SAN certification system entirely to the Rainforest Alliance, a process that will commence on 1 October 2017. The agreement includes a license to the Rainforest Alliance for the use of […]

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The Alliance for Sustainable Certification between SAN members is born

The Alliance for Sustainable Certification between SAN members is born

22/09/2017

A new cooperation agreement was signed on September 21 between certification institutions for agroindustrial production, processing and distribution systems, as well as tourism; which are linked to some of the partners of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), such as: Natura Certification Foundation (NaturaCert), Inter-American Tropical Research Foundation (FIIT), Institute for Cooperation and Self-Development (ICADE) and […]

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Conclude 2nd round of requests for the Exceptional Use of Pesticides

Conclude 2nd round of requests for the Exceptional Use of Pesticides

10/07/2017

SAN publishes an updated policy including the last official resolutions binding with 2017 SAN Standard. During the second round of requests, finished last June 30, 250 requests were received. Today, the Sustainable Agriculture Network has published an updated version of its Policy on Exceptional Use of FAO/WHO HHP Pesticides that includes the last authorizations granted […]

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SAN updates its Policy on the Exceptional Use of FAO/WHO HHP pesticides

SAN updates its Policy on the Exceptional Use of FAO/WHO HHP pesticides

15/06/2017

As part of the preparation of the entry into force of the SAN 2017 standard, 70 requests to authorize the exceptional use of 27 substances over a limited time were received. SAN authorized the potential use of 12 active ingredients for specific crops and countries. SAN opened a new reception period of requests for exceptional […]

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The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to merge, forming new, stronger organization

The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to merge, forming new, stronger organization

06/06/2017

The new organization will create a single agriculture sustainability standard, and will simplify the certification process and continue to improve livelihoods for farmers and forest communities.  The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, two of the world’s leading sustainability certification organizations, have announced their intention to merge later this year. The new organization, to be named the […]

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SAN completes training on 2017 the SAN Standard for the technical community

SAN completes training on 2017 the SAN Standard for the technical community

06/06/2017

The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) completed the training of its technical community for the entry into force of the new SAN certification standard on July 1st. During the last months, and as part of the global Training Strategy for the 2017 SAN Standard, seven regional events were held, each one coordinated by SAN through the […]

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SAN lifts temporary suspension of CyD Certification Body

SAN lifts temporary suspension of CyD Certification Body

08/05/2017

The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), assurance manager and co-owner of the Rainforest Alliance/SAN certification system, filed a temporary suspension on the audit activities carried out by the certification body CyD Certification in all countries where it operates, as of March 13, 2017. SAN made this decision after completing a performance evaluation of the audit processes […]

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SAN analyzes exceptions for the restricted use of FAO/WHO HHP pesticides

SAN analyzes exceptions for the restricted use of FAO/WHO HHP pesticides

26/04/2017

The SAN pesticide expert group will analyze the requests during its May meeting in Costa Rica

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