Voluntary certification schemes may apply for EU recognition in order for certificate holders to access EU market without further verification of sustainability credentials.
The recognition process requires voluntary schemes to implement a large number of requirements, including:
E4tech has been supporting several voluntary schemes (incl. Bonsucro and the Round Table for Responsible Soy) with the implementation of EU requirements and throughout the evaluation process undertaken by the European Commission.
After several rounds of comments and documentation improvements, voluntary schemes successfully obtained their (re)approval for a period of 5 years.