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Certification Overview

Certification is an excellent way to implement the FairWild Standard in practice. FairWild certification means that buyers - from ingredient traders up to consumers - know they are dealing with legally and sustainably harvested products. They are fair traded, meaning that the benefits are felt by all those involved, right down to the local communities harvesting the wild plants.

FairWild certification is a third-party audited system, requiring annual onsite visits by authorized certification bodies. Over a five year period, the certified operations demonstrate their commitment to the FairWild Principles and Criteria, putting in place the building blocks of a sustainability system and meeting increasing requirements year-on-year.

What products can be certified?Licorice Root Glycyrrhiza glabra © A. Timoshyna / TRAFFIC

  • Products collected from the wild (e.g. medicinal and aromatic plants, gums and resins, wild fruits, nuts and seeds, mushrooms);
  • Processed ingredients for finished products (e.g. essential oils and fatty oils);
  • Finished products containing FairWild ingredients (see Labelling).

FairWild approved control bodies (CBs)

Certified ingredients available

Please note a number of other certification bodies are in the process of application under the FairWild Accreditation Programme (Phase I).  Certification is planned for introduction in the People's Republic of China through a co-operation with China Standard Conformity Assessment Co., Ltd (CSCA).

Please contact the FairWild Secretariat for the latest information.



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