Ethical Sourcing System certification
Certifying ethical sourcing systems
UEBT's certification of a company's ethical sourcing system validates that a company has incorporated the requirements from the UEBT standard into its systems for sourcing and innovating natural ingredients. Inspections are conducted by independent auditors, who verify the implementation of policies and procedures.
What is assessed?
The certification process inspects the following:
Company, brand or product line specific ethical sourcing commitments
Due diligence systems covering suppliers, supply chains, and access and benefit sharing (ABS)
Risk assessment in natural ingredient portfolios
Ethical BioTrade verification system for prioritized supply chains
Traceability systems for natural ingredients
Communications and marketing policies
UEBT member companies with a certified ethical sourcing system are permitted to use the UEBT certification mark according to the UEBT claims policy.
Upon achieving ethical sourcing system certification, a company can say that its sourcing and innovation practices align with the Ethical BioTrade Standard (the UEBT standard available on the resources page).