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ProTerra Certification


The ProTerra Standard is acknowledged as the B2B benchmark for social responsibility and environmental sustainability in the food industry. 

2016 ProTerra Version 3 Available Now!

Who is ProTerra for?


certidProTerra is for all commodity crop producers, sugar cane, maize, soya, palm oil, coffee etc. who wish to demonstrate class leading corporate social, ethical and environmental excellence and be able to confidently communicate corporate policy through independent certification to their target market.

Why is ProTerra important?

The world has changed. Unlike a few years ago, consumers are well informed through 24 hour news media and social networking about sensitive issues such as deforestation, native population displacement and worker abuse. If the organisation cannot respond or issues are not effectively handled, consumers will instantly change their buying habits. Unwary commodity suppliers and supply chain players have been entangled in campaigns as diverse as:


  • Indigenous population displacement in Brazil to make way for soy plantations,
  • Use of pesticides and air miles for cut flowers,
  • Over expansion of biofuels damaging to eco systems,
  • The Fish Fight – dabs become an overnight must have food.

How does ProTerra Help?

Based on the Basel criteria, developed by the World Wildlife Fund and COP Switzerland, ProTerra is a certification standard which is both achievable and applicable to industry. ProTerra covers:


  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Employment
  • Health & Safety
  • Welfare & Recruiting
  • Training
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Environmental Impact
  • Genetic Modification
  • Pollution & Waste Management
  • Product Traceability
  • Continuous Improvement

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