Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits

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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

Learn more: Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits's standard is verified by our own organization (second party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?


SCS Global Services (SCS)

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SCS FloorScore®, SCS Recycled Content, SCS Indoor Advantage, SCS Sustainable Choice, Certified Pesticide Residue Free, and SCS Certified Biodegradable

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  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2007

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food Textiles

Where this ecolabel is found
United States

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Last updated: 6 March 2013