Latest news from the FairWild Foundation
FairWild Foundation publishes Standard Operational Procedures: Audit and Certification (Version 4/2015)
August 2014 - A revised version of the "Standard Operational Procedures: Audit and Certification (Version 4/2015)" has been published for the FairWild certification scheme. It is now effective for all new and existing operators of the FairWild certification scheme.
The documment lays out the requirements for application, inspection and certification of wild collection operations, who wish to get certified and become a FairWild Certified Collection Operation. It is designed to be read in conjunction with the FairWild Trading Rules, which defines the different types of operator in the chain of custody for FairWild ingredients, and how respective requirements apply.
Beijing, China, 17th July 2015 — Participants in an innovative project promoting sustainable use of wild medicinal plants in China met this week to celebrate their success and look forwards to the future as the 30-month project comes to an end. The FairWild Standard has been used as the sustainability framework for the initiative.
Paris, France, July 2015 — Plant experts met in Paris this month to assess international efforts to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) and how effective it was proving in achieving its targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
July 2014 - A new guidance note on use of the FAIRWILD® word mark has been issued.
The FAIRWILD® word mark and/or design mark, as well as other references to the FairWild quality of products, may be used according to the FairWild Labelling Rules Version 3/2014. The marks can be used on wholesale and retail packaging and for promotional purposes, subject to a license agreement.
The guidance note provides an overview of the international class and geographical scopes for use of the registered word mark FAIRWILD®: