All certified companies must comply with a comprehensive set of environmental criteria:
Important aspects of water conservation, energy management and climate change, ecosystem management and waste management are controlled during the annual audits.
- Certified companies must not be engaged in habitat destruction and should work on continuous improvement of their energy use.
- Operators are encouraged to perform beyond minimum requirements by e.g. engaging in conservation programmes in their vicinity or elsewhere.
- All operations have to be certified according to an acknowledged organic or ecological minimum standard, e.g.
Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS),
Utz Certified. Operations that are not certified according to one of these standards must fulfil the additional Integrated Production Criteria which constitute separate documents and are industry specific.
>> To see the detailed criteria please download the
Fair for Life Programme.