Governing Organization

Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Organic, Waste and Chemicals Management

Information from the ITC's Standards Map


The ProTeera foundation is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit foundation.The ProTerra Certification Program was created in 2006 within Cert ID, a global certification body that provides accredited certification programs to the food and agricultural industry. The Standard is based on the Basel Criteria (created by Coop Switzerland and WWF), but importantly has been expanded... more

Key Features

* The ProTerra Certification Standard is premised on
a triple-tiered basis for sustainability of agricultural
production systems: social justice, economic viability and
environmental care.
* Certification is applicable to three levels of production
within the food production chain: agricultural production
(Level I), handling, transport and storage (Level II);... more

Stakeholder Engagement

As a multi-stakeholder organization ProTerra Membership is open to various stakeholders and each member is entitled to vote in the stakeholders Council meetings.

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Sustainability Issues

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