We Have Amazing Certification Alliance Partners…
Our thanks to our partners who are helping us to create a robust network for the agriculture, seafood, and food industry. The following partners, who certify companies and products as organic, kosher, non-GMO, (and more), or who certify them as having sustainable, healthy, or fair trade practices, are working with us to help you learn which suppliers are best able to fulfill your needs.
Please note that not all suppliers have all of the following certifications, nor are all of their products compliant if they do have a certification. The use of a particular certification mark within our system means that a producer can supply one or more products that meet the standards of the certifying organization. However, they may also supply other standard items that do not meet the same requirements.
Click on any organization’s mark below to see a more in-depth page on the history of their organization and their certifications.
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Organizations
The For Life Programme defines a global approach for sustainable development demonstrating their commitment to sound practices in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Take a walk down the aisle of any supermarket and you will see that the OU kosher symbol appears on close to 70% of America’s kosher certified foods, from the coveted Oreo to the thirst-quenching Coca-Cola.
Fair for Life program is a certification standard for Fair Trade and responsible supply-chains that promotes an approach that allows all producers and workers, who are at a socio-economic disadvantage, to access a wider range of social and economic benefits.
Friend of the Earth is an international certification program for products from sustainable agriculture and farming. Their certification is based on the FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) sustainability guidelines.
The Demeter Biodynamic standard helps growers use the farm’s own natural assets to holistically grow better fruit and vegetables with a lighter footprint than other organic standards with strategies for disease, insect, and weed control, that originate from the farm itself.
Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified helps farmers and winemakers demonstrate their dedication to preserving and protecting natural and human resources. SIP Certified is a rigorous sustainable vineyard and winery certification.
Since 1999, LIVE has independently certified the sustainable practices of winegrowers in the Pacific Northwest, using the latest in university research and internationally accredited standards. We provide regional education to preserve the human and natural resources of the wine industry.
Aquaculture, Wild Caught, & Sustainable Seafood
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification ensures seafood products from environmentally, socially, and economically responsible facilities. Their certification encompasses the entire aquaculture production chain.