On the way to Planet Proof
On the Way to Planet Proof is a certification program in the Netherlands that promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural practices. It is based on the principles of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and covers a wide range of products, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and livestock. The program assesses farms and facilities on their environmental performance and promotes the adoption of best practices in areas such as water and energy use, biodiversity, and climate change.
What can be On the way to Planet Proof certified?
- Arable crops, fruits and vegetables
- Trade & Retail
- Prepared and processed products
Benefits for certificate holders
On the Way to Planet Proof certification can help increase market access for farms and facilities. Many retailers and food service providers in the Netherlands require their suppliers to be On the Way to Planet Proof certified. This is because they want to ensure that the products they are purchasing are produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.
In addition, On the Way to Planet Proof certification can also help farms and facilities to improve their operational efficiencies and reduce costs. The standards require farms and facilities to implement best practices in areas such as record-keeping, quality control, and traceability. This can help them to identify and address issues more quickly, which can lead to cost savings over time.
And lastly, this certification not only enhances the image of business but also offers effective risk management tools preventing incidents and unexpected costs arising from them.
On the way to Planet Proof certification process
First, farm or facility evaluates themselves against the requirements for certification. After confirming that they are eligible for certification, the next step is to choose the certification body and register with them. The certification process will be conducted by an on-site assessment by an independent auditor. The auditor will assess the farm or facility’s environmental performance in areas such as water and energy use, biodiversity, and climate change.
Find out more at: Homepage – On the way to PlanetProof
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