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Protected Harvest

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Protected Harvest is an eco-label with the stated mission of helping farmers meet environmental standards that yield high quality products and preserve healthy land for future generations.

The Protected Harvest parent company, SureHarvest, provides technical support and collaborates with qualified organizations to develop region– and crop– specific verifiable environmental performance standards, which are peer reviewed before being presented to the Protected Harvest Advisory Board for adoption.

Each Protected Harvest production standard is written to reflect the unique growing requirements and environmental considerations of the crop and the specific bioregion in which it is grown. A “typical” standard is divided into four major sections: whole farm management, soil and water management, and air quality management.

Learn more: Protected Harvest websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Protected Harvest's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

SureHarvest

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Social and environmental attributes
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  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

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  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

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

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

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  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2001

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012