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LIFE Certification

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LIFE Institute is a non-governmental organization headquartered in Curitiba-Brazil which acts internationally. Its mission is to recognize and add value to private and public organizations that develop and implement initiatives for the conservation and preservation of biodiversity. The goal of LIFE Institute is to promote the conservation of biodiversity through mechanisms that encourage the business sector to invest in effective nature conservation actions. This aim has set the scene for the creation of LIFE Certification. The certification scheme acknowledges organizations of any size and sector that perform voluntary and effective actions towards biodiversity conservation. The system is based upon the LIFE Certification Methodology, which establishes a minimum performance in Biodiversity Conservation Actions according to the size and environmental impact of the organization.

Learn more: LIFE Certification websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with LIFE Certification's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17011 Accreditation, ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 19011 QMS and EMS auditing (and auditor qualifications)

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LIFE Institute

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Non-profit

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Last updated: 4 November 2013