The Sustainable Agriculture Network is committed to ensuring an open and transparent standard-setting process in the development of its standards initiatives. The SAN standards development processes comply with the Codes of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards of the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labeling Alliance (ISEAL). This Code includes guidelines for ensuring broad and balanced stakeholder engagement and inputs in standards development and decision-making.
The SAN ensures broad stakeholder input to standards setting processes through public consultation processes which are carried out for all of the SAN´s standards setting initiatives and periodic Sustainable Agriculture Standard reviews. These processes include various components such as online consultations through the SAN´s online public consultation platform, stakeholder workshops and other electronic and in person meetings and events.
Learn more about the SAN´s public consultation process with this diagram.
General SAN Standards review:
SAN Sustainable Agriculture Standard, SAN Group Certification Standard, SAN Standard for Sustainable Cattle Production Systems (public consultation starts in April 2013)
Workshops for public consultation:
• Jaén, Perú – Tuesday, April 23
• Lima, Perú – Friday, April 26
• Guatemala, Guatemala – Monday, May 20
• Accra, Ghana – Thursday, May 30
• Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Wednesday, June 19
• San Salvador, El Salvador – Tuesday, June 4
• Santa Rosa de Copán, Copán, Honduras – Tuesday, June 11
• El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras – Friday, June 14
SAN Climate Module: Criteria for Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change l view consultation report
single consultation period, July 15- October 15, 2010
SAN Standard for Sustainable Cattle Production Systems l view consultation report
second consultation period, January 11-March 11, 2010
first consultation period, August 10-October 10, 2009