Social responsibility certification to complement Organic Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits certification – developed by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) in conjunction with key stakeholders – validates socially responsible practices in agricultural production and processing. Complementing organic and other environmental certifications, Fair Labor Practices is deisgned to meet the growing consumer demand for products produced in accordance with fair and equitable labor practices.
Fundamentals of Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits
Fair Labor Practices includes comprehensive criteria that directly benefit workers, their families and communities.
The program helps ensure:
Equitable hiring and employment practices
Safe working conditions
Access to health, education and transportation services
Support of local and regional communities
Appreciation of cultural and environmental impacts
Benefits of Certification
Meets consumers’ growing demand for ethically produced products
Demonstrates a commitment to socially responsible sourcing
Complements the value of organic and other environmental labeling by addressing social issues
Enhances worker productivity and job satisfaction
Improves relationships with local communities and cultural institutions