How to start working with FairWild
Working with FairWild makes you a member of a group working to protect ecosystems, empower collectors, and support rural communities. Take a step towards longevity and sustainability for your business, find out how to get started below.
EXPLORE THE FAIRWILD STANDARD
Find out what’s required for successful implementation of the FairWild Standard for your collection operations.
Find a FairWild control body
Explore our list of approved control bodies for the FairWild scheme to find a certifier covering your region and offering the services you need.
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION
Ready to go? Complete and return our application form to get on your way to joining the FairWild family.
To become certified, you’ll need to get familiar with the FairWild Standard; work to implement the requirements of the scheme and prepare your documentation; and arrange for an audit from an approved third-party control body.
FairWild has a continuous improvement approach – you’ll work on raising your business’s performance year-on-year, according to the feedback you get from your certifier.
FairWild certification: the steps introduced
The first step is to contact a FairWild Foundation approved control body to begin discussions. An application to FairWild is submitted in parallel.
Audit reports are evaluated by the control body. The evaluation is conducted by an independent evaluator with final documents submitted.
2 AUDIT PREPARATION
Preparation for the audit commences, including the performance of a basic self-assessment, guided by the approved control body.
The final assessment and approval of the evaluation results with regard to compliance with the FairWild certification requirements.
The audit takes place, assessing compliance with the FairWild Standard. This process is an on-site inspection that normally takes 2–3 days.
Successful FairWild certificates are valid for 15 months. Audits are required annually, based on species harvest times.
Tell us about your business and what you’re looking to achieve and we can get back to you with exactly the right steps and how to apply.