Our Standards

Group Standards




The SAN standard and policy for group certification applies to producer groups, such as associations, cooperatives and federations. The objective of group certification is to make certification accessible to producers who do not have the means of entering into a certification process individually, or who will obtain substantial economic benefits through the application of the standards to various farms under a single socio-environmental management system.


The Sustainable Agriculture Network's (SAN) group certification standard and policy are based on the ISEAL Alliance's Common Requirements for the Certification of Producer Groups (PDF).