Our Standards

Public Consultations

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, stakeholder workshops and other electronic and in person meetings and events.

Learn more about the SAN´s public consultation process with this diagram.

Upcoming consultations:

General SAN Standards review:  Please go to the SAN´s ONLINE PUBLIC CONSULTATION to review the standard and provide your comments.

SAN Sustainable Agriculture Standard, SAN Group Certification Standard, SAN Standard for Sustainable Cattle Production Systems
(2nd round of public consultation starts in January 2014)

Workshops for public consultation:

  • Malawi
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Cote d'Ivory
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Ria
  • Guatemala
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • United Kingdom

Past consultations:

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

SAN Standard for Agriculture and Cattle Producer Groups and Farms  l view consultation report
first consultation period, April 11-November 30, 2013

second consultation period, January 10-March 11, 2014