Old assessment methodology
Very good choice
  • Aim/Focus
  • Standard organisation
  • Good to know
Naturland combines organic farming with social responsibility and fair trade - regionally and globally. The aim is to preserve common livelihoods through comprehensive sustainability along the entire value chain - in line with the UN's Global Sustainability Goals (SDGs). The Naturland standard for the textile sector sets both ecological and social requirements for production and processing of textiles made of organic cotton. Textiles bearing the Naturland label need to contain at least 95% natural fibres from organic production. Cotton needs to be 100% organic and Naturland certified.
Naturland is one of the largest organic associations in Germany and worldwide. More than 100,000 farmers in 60 countries around the world show that ecological, social and fair management in cooperation is a successful project. In Germany alone, around 4,200 organic farms belong to this community.
The standard covers compliance with all ILO core conventions throughout the whole supply chain. It also covers all stages from fibre production to the final product. Producers or processors who meet the requirements are allowed to use the Naturland label. The production and processing of products bearing the label have been inspected. The Naturland label can be found on meat and dairy, vegetables, fruit, spices and cereal products, as well as on coffee, tea, cocoa and fish and seafood. The criteria require compliance with the EU organic regulation for the EU organic label, but go beyond this with their own requirements.

Cred­ib­il­ity 83%

  • Availability of Scheme Structure
  • Independence of Scheme Owner from Certificate Holder
  • Availability of Standard
  • Public Consultation of Standard
  • Availability of Standard-Setting Process
  • Standard Review
  • Consistent interpretation of the Standard
  • List of Accredited/Approved CABs
  • Procedure on Remediation
  • CAB Complaints Mechanism
  • Defined Duration of Certificate / License
  • Clarity of claim
  • Scheme Legal Status
  • Information on Sources of Finance
  • Incorporation of Stakeholder feedback
  • Documented Assessment Methodology
  • Level of Conformity Assessment
  • Claims Policy
  • Scheme Management
    Governance structures and management of the scheme
    71/100
    • Governance
      97/100
      • Does the scheme owner make its organisational structure available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • No (0 points)

        Source:

        "Article 9 Organisation (1) As central organs, the bodies of Naturland are: -the assembly of delegates (Arts. 10 and 11) -the presiding committee (Art. 12) -the standards committee (Art. 13), -the certification committee (Art. 14). (2) On a regional level, the bodies of Naturland are: 1. in Germany -the provincial assemblies composed of Naturland members of any one German federal state, and the states assemblies composed of members of neighbouring federal states (Art. 15 sec. 1) -the provincial and states boards (Art.16 sec.1) -the assemblies of the regional boards (Art.17) 2. outside Germany - the INTERNATIONAL assembly (Art.15 Sec.2) -the international advisory board (Art.19) (3) At the operative level, the bodies of Naturland are: -the professional assemblies (Art.18 Sec.1) -professional boards (Art.18 Sec.3)." http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/About_Naturland/Naturland_Statutes.pdf, p. 6

      • Is the scheme owner a legal entity, or an organization that is a partnership of legal entities, or a government or inter-governmental agency?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "The association bears the name "Naturland -Verband für ökologischen Landbau e.V." (hereinafter "Naturland")." http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/About_Naturland/Naturland_Statutes.pdf, p.4 Naturland is registered in the German register of association that keeps the statutes.

      • Is there a mechanism by which the top decision-making body members are accountable to all stakeholders?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Article 11 Election of delegates (1) The delegates are elected by Naturland’s members in the German provincial and states assemblies and in the INTERNATIONAL assembly. The number of delegates to be elected by each assembly is determined by the number of members entitled to vote pursuant to Art. 15 of these statutes." "The presiding committee is Naturland’s board of directors pursuant to Art. 26 BGB1. It represents Naturland in both legal and non-legal matters. The presiding committee is responsible for all Naturland’s affairs insofar as they have not been attributed to another body. The presiding body is accountable to the assembly of delegates." http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/About_Naturland/Naturland_Statutes.pdf, p.8-9

      • Do the voting procedures of the top decision-making body ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests, where no single interest predominates?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "Article 11 Election of delegates (1) The delegates are elected by Naturland’s members in the German provincial and states assemblies and in the INTERNATIONAL assembly. The number of delegates to be elected by each assembly is determined by the number of members entitled to vote pursuant to Art. 15 of these statutes." http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/About_Naturland/Naturland_Statutes.pdf, p.8

      • Does the scheme owner make quantitative information on the income sources or financing structure of the scheme available?
        Answer: Yes (on request)
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • No (0 points)

        Source:

        "The budget of Naturland is, to a large extent, covered by the income from license fees from the Naturland Zeichen GmbH for marketing the Naturland logo and trademark and from the members' contributions (overall turnover sum plus contribution depending on the hectare area) of the Naturland contractual partners. In addition, income from membership fees and national or international funds (e.g. EU, GTZ, UNDP, Sippo) bound to projects supporting the development of organic agriculture form the essential revenue." QMH (Naturland's quality management manual), chapter 1, Basics (1.6 Finances)

      • Does the scheme owner have an internal quality management system available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • No (0 points)

        Source:

        "Accreditations Naturland is one of the major global certification organisations for organic agricultural produce. Just as Naturland farmers and processors are subject to annual inspection, Naturland too is inspected once a year by neutral, qualified organisations, such as as the IOAS to verify that the certification was performed according to the defined norms of ISO/IEC 17065. Inspection and Certification Naturland members and partners undertake to comply with the standards of the Naturland Association. Producers and processors alike a subject to annual inspections by qualified inspection bodies. Qualitiy Assurace Projekt Measures for internal and external quality assurance have been established with Naturland for many years. In addition, Naturland is involved in projects that further strengthen the confidence in Naturland certified produce by allowing more transparency. " http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html (and subpages)

      • Is the scheme owner economically independent from the certificate holder?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "3.2.3 "Declaration and Management of Interests Naturland is implementing a procedure for the declaration of interests for people working for Naturland especially for those involved in Naturland’s certification activities. The procedure also clarifies how this information is evaluated in order to prevent a potential conflict of interest and to ensure that decision making is done objectively. All members of the Naturland Board of Directors, staff and members of the Naturland Certification Committee are required to declare all financial and all other relationships with persons or organisations in the organic industry. Naturland recognizes that not all interests represent a conflict. However it is up to Naturland to mange these conflicts appropriately. Declarations must be updated annually. Naturland provides a standardised form to declare the interests. This form differentiates between direct present & recent interests in trade (...) QMH_3_Personal and internal Organisation

      • Does the scheme owner have sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "As an internationally active organic association, Naturland is one of the pioneers of sustainable management practices. Sustainability is the interaction of organic, social and economic aspects which Naturland combines to create a living whole, which it then continues to develop." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/sustainability.html

      • Does the scheme owner have a strategy for meeting its sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)

        Source:

        "The policy guidelines itself is organized by the principles, which include the mission and the values that motivate and drive Naturland. In addition, a more detailed description of how this mission and these values are to be carried out in the various fields of activity was also undertaken. " http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/who-we-are/our-policy-guidelines.html

    • Impact
      0/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a system in place for measuring its impacts and progress towards its sustainability goals?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)

        Source:

        Event though Naturland supports a lot of research on organic agr. And ist impacts, the scheme itself does not measure the impact of its own operations.

      • Does the scheme owner use the results of monitoring and evaluation for learning and improvements to its programme?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Event though Naturland supports a lot of research on organic agr. And ist impacts, the scheme itself does not measure the impact of its own operations.

      • Does the scheme owner make sustainability results from M&E available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Supporting Strategies
      67/100
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance for compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance beyond compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme provide access to finance for enterprises seeking certification?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
  • Standard-Setting
    Standard development and revision
    82/100
    • Is the standard made available free of charge?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
    • Has a set of key sustainability issues in the sector or product lifecycle been defined in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      "The development of standards and their practical implementation are the key work of any organic agricultural association. The core of all Naturland’s standards is their holistic approach, sustainable management, nature conservation and climate protection in actual practice, preserving and maintaining the soil, air and water, as well as consumer protection." "As an internationally active organic association, Naturland is one of the pioneers of sustainable management practices. Sustainability is the interaction of organic, social and economic aspects which Naturland combines to create a living whole, which it then continues to develop." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/naturland-standards.html http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/sustainability.html

    • Are the standard-setting procedures or a public summary of how stakeholders can engage made available?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      "Every member is entitled to submit amendment proposals to the standards committee, provided that further Naturland members (minimum of 10) support this proposal. Amendment proposals will be legally evaluated by the standards committee and submitted to a competent group of professionals for comment. " Naturland Standards on Production, 05/2015; A., I. 3.:http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf

    • Which stakeholders can participate in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: All stakeholders
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Members only (10 points)
      • Invitation only (70 points)
      • All stakeholders (100 points)
    • Are stakeholders who are directly affected by the standard provided opportunities to participate in standard setting?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      See §14 - Every stakeholder has the possibility to participate in standard setting. http://www.naturland.de/images/Naturland/Wer_wir_sind/Struktur/QMH_1_Satzung.pdf

    • Are draft standards field tested / piloted for relevance and auditability during the development process?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)

      Source:

      Internal Quality Management document showing that testing of standard's application is part of the process.

    • Does the scheme owner provide information on how the input received from consultations has been included in the final version of the standard?
      Answer: Yes (on request)
      Score: 70/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      "Every member is entitled to submit amendment proposals to the standards committee, provided that further Naturland members (minimum of 10) support this proposal. Amendment proposals will be legally evaluated by the standards committee and submitted to a competent group of professionals for comment." Personal correspondence: persons submitting proposals are informed about the decisions regarding these proposals. Naturland Standards on Production, 05/2015; A., I. 3.:http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf

    • Do the voting procedures of the decision-making body responsible for standard setting ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests?
      Answer: No
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      Naturland is an association of organic farmers that are all economic stakeholders.

    • Is the standard reviewed and, if necessary, revised at least every 5 years?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      "According to § 13 (2) of the Statutes, it is the responsibility of the Standards Committee to prepare the standards for organic agriculture (in the following called "Naturland Standards") and to develop them further, to submit recommendations to the Assembly of Delegates for passing and revising the Naturland Standards and to make binding decisions on the interpretation of the Naturland Standards." QMH_1-1_Rules-Standards-Committee; http://www.naturland.de/standards.html

    • Does the scheme ensure that guidance is in place to support consistent interpretation of the standard?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (100 points)

      Source:

      Naturland_Checklist_Producers-int-EU_2014; Naturland_Checklist_Producers-int_2014; Naturland_Checklist_Processing_2014; Naturland _Checklist_Social_Standards_2014

    • Are there procedures and guidance for application or interpretation of the standard to regional contexts?
      Answer: No
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (100 points)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Does the scheme owner have a complaints mechanism for the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Yes, publicly
      Score: 100/100
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (70 points)
      • Yes, publicly (100 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      "This document provides guidance on handling complaints about Naturland’s performance and complaints about Naturland certified operators. This includes complaints against individual personnel as well as complaints regarding actions of operators with respect to compliance with standards. This document does not deal with appeals against Naturland’s certification decision which are covered by a separate Appeals policy." QMH (quality management manual), chapter 3 complaints-procedure

  • Assurance
    Mechanisms for assessment of compliance with the standard
    90/100
    • Assurance System
      77/100
      • Is there a documented assessment methodology for CABs to assess compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes publicly avilable
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly avilable (100 points)

        Source:

        " Quality assurance: Measures for internal and external quality assurance have been established with Naturland for years. Besides, Naturland is engaging in new projects like e-Cert or “ Bio-mit-Gesicht”, that enhance the trust in the reliability of Naturland’s activities and at the same time make them more transparent to producers or processors as well as consumers. [...] Inspection and certification Naturland mandates inspection bodies to perform regular inspections of farmers and processors at least once every year. In addition to the annual tours of inspection, unannounced, risk-oriented spot checks are also made. Inspection is performed by external, expert, state-approved inspection bodies." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/inspection-and-certification.html

      • Is application (to get certified/verified) open to all potential applicants within the scope of the scheme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "Farmers, food manufacturers, caterers, wholesalers and retailers: all are part of the global Naturland network. They grow, process and sell their products and are all meeting the same high quality standards. It is the role of the Naturland Zeichen GmbH to put these market players in contact with each other and to promote the cooperation within this network. (...) You are interested to become a Naturland partner? Please make an appointment with us. We will then inform you what conditions your enterprise and/or your products are required to fulfil. We will advise you on how to implement the Naturland standards and accompany you through the certification process. Once you have chosen to join us, you will sign a licensing agreement with us." http://www.naturland.de/en/processors/steps-to-naturland-certification.html

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have an assessment fee schedule?
        Answer: Yes available on request
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly avilable (100 points)

        Source:

        According to ISO65, Naturland as well as the CBs have to inform their clients about assessment costs. Naturland's ISO65 Accreditation: http://www.naturland.de/fileadmin/MDB/documents/QS_Docs/ISO65-certificate-of-accreditation_2014.pdf

      • Are levels of all costs and fees incurred by applicants and certificate holders/licencees based on programme costs and kept as low as possible?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        The assurance fees are determined by market based prize competition

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)

        Source:

        "If the producer violates current standards, the penalties listed in the catalogue of sanctions, which is part of the producer contract, can be imposed. It is standard practice for complaints in connection with matters within Naturland’s sphere of responsibility to be addressed to Naturland’s head offices in Gräfelfing, Germany." "Irregularities and even violations of the standards can then be reported to Naturland by outsiders. Naturland follows up on these reports and checks to see whether there has actually been any infringement." (1) Naturland Standards on Production; Part A.; I. 7. http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf QMH_7_Appeals-Procedure, QMH_3_Complaints-procedure (2) comparison of the EU organic regulation with the Naturland standards (p. 1): http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Comparison_Naturland-EC-organic-regulation.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner make, or require CABs to make, summary certification/verification reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (no reports) (0 points)
        • No (confidential) (10 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • Does the certificate or license define the duration for which it is valid?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)

        Source:

        "The Certification Committee decides on the Naturland certification of the operator and on the annual renewal of certification after each year’s annual inspection." http://www.naturland.de/en/producers/steps-to-naturland-certification.html

      • Does the certificate or license define the scope of assurance?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Inspection before certification "A thorough inventory of the operation will be carried out, covering all aspects of farm management, cultivation, input materials, documentation, harvest, pro-cessing, and export. " Farm/Company certification "After all formalities have been successfully concluded, Naturland will issue its contractual partner a certification letter and a certificate, confirming the operator’s approval as Naturland certified farm/company. The farm/company obtains together with the certificate and the certification letter the producer contract signed by Naturland and thus becomes a member of the Naturland Association for Organic Agriculture." Product certification "The legal basis for the use of the Naturland trade mark for labeling Naturland certified products is governed by a separate contract, the so called sublicense contract with the Naturland Zeichen GmbH (Naturland trade mark company)." http://www.naturland.de/en/producers/steps-to-naturland-certification.html

      • Does the scheme owner maintain or require CABs to maintain a publicly accessible list of certified or verified enterprises, or a list of verified products/product groups, or a list of members (in case of membership-based initiatives)?
        Answer: Yes incl. scope of certificate or license
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes incl. scope of certificate or license (100 points)

        Source:

        "In the search area below you are able to check, whether one of your producers or processors presently*… ... holds a valid Naturland certificate and equally ...maintains a valid contractual relationship with Naturland. A valid certification confirms that the goods listed on the certificate are produced or processed according to the Naturland standards – this is the principle condition to market these goods under the Naturland label. Cases of temporary or permanent suspensions of the Naturland certificate or cases of voluntary trade suspensions are updated on a daily basis in this database. The Naturland contract regulates the inspection and certification process and contents according to Naturland standards as well as the use of the Naturland trade marks. Cases of contract terminations without notice are updated on a daily basis in this database. *) last data update: 12.10.2015" http://www.naturland.de/en/certification.html

      • Does the scheme owner maintain a list of all accredited/approved CABs?
        Answer: Yes (publicly)
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes (publicly) (100 points)

        Source:

        "Naturland co-operates primarily with the following renowned inspection bodies: KIWA BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz mbH GfRS IMO Institute of Marketecologie Lacon GmbH and Ökop-Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH However, Naturland is also cooperating with a number of other inspection bodies, according to the type and location of the respective operation." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/inspection-and-certification.html

      • Does the scheme owner review their assurance system on a periodic basis?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Annual (0 points)
        • Every 3 years (100 points)
        • Every 5 years (0 points)
        • Ad hoc (0 points)

        Source:

        "Naturland pursues a quality assurance system which corresponds to international norms. The effective implementation and documentation of this system is checked annually by independent bodies." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html

      • Does the scheme owner require that clients and other affected stakeholders are notified of changes to the assurance requirements?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "Naturland reserves the right to amend these standards. Any amendments made are in keeping with practical experience and the contractual partners are informed in good time of the amendments" Naturland Processing standards, Version 05/2015, Part C. chapter II, p. 8

      • Does the scheme owner allow partial certification by an enterprise, with requirements to increase the percentage of certified produce over time?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented assessment methodology for CABs that are assessing chain of custody?
        Answer: yes available on request
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • yes publicly available (100 points)
        • yes available on request (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Internal check list for control mechanisms of traceability requirements. Naturland_Checklist_Processors-Intl-General_2015

    • Conformity Assessment
      92/100
      • Conformity Assessment Process
        100/100
        • What is the most independent type of conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: 3rd party
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (10 points)
          • 2nd party (70 points)
          • 3rd party (100 points)
          • (0 points)
          • (0 points)

          Source:

          "Naturland mandates inspection bodies to perform regular inspections of farmers and processors at least once every year. In addition to the annual tours of inspection, unannounced spot checks are also made. Inspection is performed by external, expert, state-approved inspection bodies" http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html

        • Does the scheme owner define guidelines for decision-making to ensure that CABs use consistent procedures for determining compliance of clients with the standard?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)

          Source:

          Upon agreement of the sanctions laid down in this Catalogue of Sanctions for contract violations of the PRODUCER the parties have orientated themselves at the severity of the violation, especially the extent of the violation with regard to the aims and objectives of the Naturland Standards and the economic significance of the violation for the conditions of production of PRODUCER: QMH_7_Catalogue-of-sanctions_Producers-interntl

        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have a procedure in place for how clients are required to address non-conformities, including when a certificate or license is suspended or revoked?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • yes (100 points)

          Source:

          "Violations of the standards will be prosecuted according to the sanction catalogue (producer contract appendix IV)." Naturland Standards on Production, Version 05/2015, Part A, chapter I, 3, p. 7 (Producer contract appendix IV) http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf

      • Sustainability Audits
        97/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17020 or equivalent?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • At least how often do clients undergo a full audit process?
          Answer: 1 year or less
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • 1 year or less (100 points)
          • 1-2 years (100 points)
          • 2-3 years (80 points)
          • 4-5 years (50 points)
          • 5 years or more (10 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "The Certification Committee decides on the Naturland certification of the operator and on the annual renewal of certification after each year’s annual inspection." http://www.naturland.de/en/producers/steps-to-naturland-certification.html

        • Is the frequency of an audit based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "In addition to the annual tours of inspection, unannounced, risk-oriented spot checks are also made. " http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/inspection-and-certification.html

        • What type of activities are CABs required to undertake during a full audit?
          Answer: Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review)
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Document review (off-site) only (10 points)
          • Document review on-site (70 points)
          • Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review) (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Previously announced and/or unannounced visits on site and inspections by Naturland’s representatives will be made at least once per year to check on compliance with the standards. These representatives must be given full access to and insight into all relevant information concerning the agricultural operation. Any documents requested concerning the management of the farm have to be shown, and all relevant questions have to be answered. If third parties act on behalf of the farmer (e. g. in the preparation, storage, pro-cessing and transport of the produce), the farmer has to take measures (such as the conclusion of a sub-contracting agreement) to ensure that the standards are implemented and that they can be monitored by Naturland. " Naturland Standards on Production, Version 05/2015, p. 8 http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf

        • Does the scheme owner allow or require CABs to do unscheduled audits?
          Answer: Allowed
          Score: 70/100
          Possible answers
          • Allowed (70 points)
          • Required (100 points)
          • Not allowed (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Previously announced and/or unannounced visits on site and inspections by Naturland’s representatives will be made ..." Naturland Standards on Production, Version 05/2014, p. 8

        • Are auditors required to solicit external stakeholder input during the audit process?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "During inspection information have been obtained from the following sources (please mark): (…) Workers Interview; Visit to authorities, NGO's, unions give details" Checklist_Social_Standards_2014, p.1

        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to follow a consistent report format?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          at p. 2: "This inspection report contains data concerning the structure of the farm/cooperative and it s organisation, the production conditions, documentation on the processing and accounting. The report ends with the inspector’s personal opinion. Herein recommendations are given to the farm/organisation and to the Naturland certification committee" http://www.naturland.de/en/producers/steps-to-naturland-certification.html

        • Are the people making the compliance decision different from those engaged in the audit process?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "The inspection report, together with further data and information, is forwarded to the Naturland Certification Committee. The Certification Committee decides on the Naturland certification of the operator and on the annual renewal of certification after each year’s annual inspection" http://www.naturland.de/en/producers/steps-to-naturland-certification.html

        • Does the scheme allow for group certification or verification?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Group Certification
        80/100
        • Is the group required to have an internal management system?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a requirement that at least all group sites are visited during the period of validity of the certificate?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          … once a year… Quality management manual, chapter 6, 1-2 "Minimum requirements ICS"; http://www.naturland.de/en/producers/producer-information.html

        • Is there a sample size formula to determine the number of group members that is externally verified?
          Answer: Yes based on risk assessment
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (70 points)
          • Yes based on risk assessment (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Risk Assessment during Inspection •In due course of inspection of the ICS and re-insp ection of the minimum number of farmers, all relevant risks on all levels are assessed. • On the basis of this risk assessment the risk category is determined. Note: risks on buying level are critical for inspections, but do not necessarily influence the risk categories for determination of the re-inspection rate (more re-inspections do usually not give more information about potential buying problems). • The chosen risk category has to be justified. As a rough guidance the respective risk categories can be defined as follows " Fact sheet: Inspection of Grower Groups: p. 1-2:http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/About_Naturland/QMH_6-1-2-2_Inspection-of-Grower-Groups.pdf

        • Do the requirements on group certification/verification define the conditions under which a group member shall be suspended or removed from a group?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Member suspended from certification (0 points)
          • Member removed from a group (100 points)
          • Group suspension (0 points)
          • No repercussion (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Policy: In case of non-compliances appropriate corrective or mitigating measures are being taken by the ICS 1. It needs to be defined what happens in case of non compliances, and how the sanction measures are being implemented. *2. Sanctions have to be documented (list of sanctioned farmers, documentation of identified non-conformities in files). *3. Farmers that have used prohibited inputs in their organic crop must undergo again the full conversion period (if they remain in the organic project). In such cases it has to be checked whether the farmers have already delivered produce and whether this (now no longer certified) produce has been commingled with other organic produce. If this has been the case, the external certifier needs to be notified immediately and the commingled produce kept separate until further instructions." Fact sheet: Minimum requirements for Small-scale Farmer Group Certification: 5.5 Non-compliance and sanctions, p. 5 : http://www.naturland.de/fileadmin/MDB/d

      • Chain of Custody
        100/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CoC CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021, or ISO/IEC 17065 or equivalent?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Naturland is the only German organic association to be awarded an accreditation certificate under European norm ISO65, since November, 1998." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/accreditations.html

        • What is the most independent type of CoC conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: 3rd party
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (0 points)
          • 2nd party (70 points)
          • 3rd party (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Previously announced and/or unannounced visits on site and inspections by Naturland’s representatives will be made at least once per year to check on compliance with the standards. " Naturland Production Standards, Version 05/2015, Preface, p. 8; http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf

        • What type of activities are CoC CABs required to undertake during a full CoC assessment?
          Answer: Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review)
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Document review (off-site) only (10 points)
          • Document review on-site (70 points)
          • Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review) (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Previously announced and/or unannounced visits on site and inspections by Naturland’s representatives will be made at least once per year to check on compliance with the standards. These representatives must be given full access to and insight into all relevant information concerning the agricultural operation. Any documents requested concerning the management of the farm have to be shown, and all relevant questions have to be answered. If third parties act on behalf of the farmer (e. g. in the preparation, storage, pro-cessing and transport of the produce), the farmer has to take measures (such as the conclusion of a sub-contracting agreement) to ensure that the standards are implemented and that they can be monitored by Naturland. " Naturland Standards on Production, Version 05/2015, p. 8 http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf

        • Does the scheme owner require all enterprises that are physically handling the certified product to undergo a CoC audit if the product can be destined for retail sale as a certified, labelled product?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "These standards are binding on all operations and companies that have signed a sublicense agreement with Naturland Zeichen GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "contractual partner"). They apply to all forms of further processing of raw agricultural goods, generally in conjunction with the respective processing standards applicable to any specific group" Naturland Processing Standards 05/2015, p.8 http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Processors/Naturland-Processing-Standards.pdf

      • Laboratory Testing
        75/100
        • In the documented assessment methodology, are test methods either referred to or included?
          Answer: Yes publicly
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (on request) (70 points)
          • Yes publicly (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          directive 2002/63/EC; EC No 882/2004, article 11 "sampling and analysis"; EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation)'s website, in particular the ISO standards it follows: http://www.european-accreditation.org/scopes, and the more specific EA Policy for the Accreditation of Organic Production: http://www.european-accreditation.org/publication/ea-3-12-m

        • Does the scheme owner require laboratories to be accredited according to recognized laboratory accreditation standards?
          Answer: Yes to ISO 17025
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes to ISO 17025 (100 points)
          • Yes to other recognized standards (70 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "EN 45003 on ‘Calibration and testing laboratory accreditation system — General requirements for operation and recognition’," EC No 882/2004, article 12 (2) c; EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation)'s website, in particular the ISO standards it follows: http://www.european-accreditation.org/scopes, and the more specific EA Policy for the Accreditation of Organic Production: http://www.european-accreditation.org/publication/ea-3-12-m

        • Are there rules on random sampling and testing for the compliance monitoring?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • Each month (0 points)
          • Each quarter (100 points)
          • Each 6 months (0 points)
          • Surprise tests (0 points)
          • Ad hoc (0 points)

          Source:

          65(2): "The number of samples to be taken and analysed by the control authority or control body every year shall correspond to at least 5 % of the number of operators under its control. The selection of the operators where samples have to be taken shall be based on the general evaluation of the risk of non-compliance with the organic production rules. This general evaluation shall take into account all stages of production, preparation and distribution." 889/2008 article 65, 2; directive 2002/63/EC "Community methods of sampling… control of pesticides residues; "ÖLGKontrollStZulV §7: http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bundesrecht/_lgkontrollstzulv/gesamt.pdf at least 5% of the controlled producers have to be tested with regard to pesticides or GMO residues

        • Is there a procedure to deal with non-compliant products manufactured by a client / licensee?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)

          Source:

          "Where a severe infringement or an infringement with prolonged effect is found, the control authority or control body shall prohibit the operator concerned from marketing products which refer to the organic production method in the labelling and advertising for a period to be agreed with the competent authority of the Member State." 834/2007 article 30, (1)

    • Auditor Competencies
      100/100
      • Does the scheme owner define specific qualifications and competencies for CAB auditors?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "(c) the control body is accredited to the most recently notified version, by a publication in the C series of the Official Journal of the European Union, of European Standard EN 45011 or ISO Guide 65 (General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems), and is approved by the competent authorities;" EC regulations 834/2007, article 27 (1) and 882/2004

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete training on the standard and its interpretation?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Only continuous training of the control bodies ensures a qualified performance of the Naturland inspections. Therefore the subcontracted inspection bodies have to make sure that its inspectors acquire further knowledge and training to meet the specific Naturland requirements in the performance of the inspections. Hence inspection bodies must regulary participate in the Naturland training courses. Trainings may be offered in the form of presence trainings by Naturland trainers or via the Naturland online-training-platform →www.naturland-training.de" http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/inspection-and-certification.html

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete auditor training based on ISO 19011, or equivalent?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that new auditors have a probationary period where their competence in an audit is assessed or supervised?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Quality Management Manual, chapter 6 Inspector-contract-with-inspection-bodies

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors are evaluated at least every 3 years?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        EC regulations 834/2007, article 27 (1) and 882/2004; Interview The competencies of the auditors is defined by national authorities in accordance with EC regulations 834/2007, article 27 (1) and 882/2004. In Germany, for instance, the Germany's National Accreditation Body DAkkS (www.dakks.de) accreditates and controls certification bodies and auditors.

      • Does the scheme owner have or require that CABs have a continuing professional development program in place?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        QMH_6_Inspection-contract-with-inspection-bodies; "Inspectors are trained and educated on a regular basis. XXX shall ensure that its inspectors are trained and further educated in compliance with the information provided by NATURLAND, in order that the requirements particular to NATURLAND will be respected when performing the inspections." Information from Interview; QMH_6_Inspection-contract-with-inspection-bodies; http://www.naturland.de/our_quality_approach.html#c1664

      • Does the scheme owner require that there are repercussions such as probation or suspension for the misconduct or poor performance of CAB personnel?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        EC regulations 834/2007, article 27 (1) and 882/2004; Interview The competencies of the auditors is defined by national authorities in accordance with EC regulations 834/2007, article 27 (1) and 882/2004. In Germany, for instance, the Germany's National Accreditation Body DAkkS (www.dakks.de) accreditates and controls certification bodies and auditors. According to Naturland auditors with poor performance can be excluded.

    • Accreditation / Oversight
      100/100
      • Does the scheme require a documented accreditation or oversight mechanism?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)

        Source:

        "Just as Naturland farmers and processors are subject to annual inspection, Naturland too is inspected once a year by neutral, qualified organisations, such as as the IOAS to verify that the certification was performed according to the defined norms of ISO/IEC 17065." see EC regulations No 834/2007, article 27d, 28 //ISO 65 Accreditation; quotation: http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html The competencies of the auditors is defined by national authorities in accordance with EC regulations 834/2007, article 27 (1) and 882/2004. In Germany, for instance, the Germany's National Accreditation Body DAkkS (www.dakks.de) accreditates and controls certification bodies and auditors. According to Naturland auditors with poor performance can be excluded.

      • Does the scheme owner require ISO 17011 compliance for ABs?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Just as Naturland farmers and processors are subject to annual inspection, Naturland too is inspected once a year by neutral, qualified organisations, such as as the IOAS to verify that the certification was performed according to the defined norms of ISO/IEC 17065." see EC regulations No 834/2007, article 27 (5)c, 28 // ISO 65 Accreditation; quotation: http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html

      • Is the accreditation or oversight body independent from the scheme owner?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Just as Naturland farmers and processors are subject to annual inspection, Naturland too is inspected once a year by neutral, qualified organisations, such as as the IOAS to verify that the certification was performed according to the defined norms of ISO/IEC 17065." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html

      • How often do assurance providers undergo a full accreditation or oversight assessment?
        Answer: 1 year
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • <1 year (100 points)
        • 1 year (100 points)
        • 2-3 years (80 points)
        • 4-5 years (50 points)
        • >5 years (10 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Just as Naturland farmers and processors are subject to annual inspection, Naturland too is inspected once a year by neutral, qualified organisations, such as as the IOAS to verify that the certification was performed according to the defined norms of ISO/IEC 17065." ISO 65; see also: http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach.html as well as the German accreditation body: http://www.dakks.de/en/content/profile Naturland and assurance providers undergo a full accreditation or oversight audit by IOAS every year.

      • Is the frequency of an accreditation or oversight assessment based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that all CABs are free to apply to operate under the scheme, irrespective of their country of residence, size and of the existing number of providers already operating under the scheme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "However, Naturland is also cooperating with a number of other inspection bodies, according to the type and location of the respective operation." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/inspection-and-certification.html Personal correspondence: Martin Weber, May 2015

      • Does the scheme owner accept CABs that are accredited/accepted by ABs to similar or generic scopes (proxy accreditation)?
        Answer: No
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (100 points)
        • Yes (0 points)
        • Yes assess scheme-specific competence (80 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Within two weeks after receiving the CC subcommittee decision each operator has the opportunity to appeal any certification decision that directly affects the operator." Quality Management Manual, chapter 3 complaints-procedure, chapter 7_Appeals-Procedure

      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a procedure in place for how CABs are required to address non-conformities using a corrective action process?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Certification decisions shall be defined as decisions regarding certification status of the operator." see EC regulations No 834/2007, article 27 (8) The Naturland standard is in conformity with the EU regulations on organic farming that defines the minimum criteria of the control system.

      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to make summary accreditation/oversight reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight assessment includes an on-site assessment of the CAB?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Control authorities and control bodies shall give the competent authorities access to their offices and facilities and provide any information and assistance deemed necessary by the competent authorities for the fulfilment of their obligations according to this Article." see EC regulations No 834/2007, article 27 (11)

      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight process includes a review of the performance of CABs and auditors in the field?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Contract between Naturland and inspection bodies; QMH_6_Inspection-contract-with_inspection_bodies; see also: http://www.ioas.org/

  • Claims & Traceability
    Claims and labelling policy and chain of custody
    82/100
    • Traceability
      77/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented Chain of Custody standard or other traceability requirements?
        Answer: Yes available on request
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Naturland Processing Standards, Version 05/2015 Naturland Processing Standards, Version 05/2015: http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Processors/Naturland-Processing-Standards.pdf

      • In terms of the level of traceability, which is the least strict CoC model that the scheme allows?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Segregation (100 points)
        • Mass Balance (70 points)
        • Certificate Trading (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Partners of Naturland are obliged to institute quality management systems in their businesses in order to guarantee the uninterrupted traceability of the products manufactured and the safety of these products." // "Bio mit Gesicht" (organic with face): "By means of a reliable tracing system, the customer can refer to the internet to find out where, by whom and how the organic product he or she has purchased was cultivated and processed" Naturland Processing Standards Version 05/2015, Part C, V, 1. ; Bio mit Gesicht: http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/qualtity-assurance-projects.html see also filter CL20-CL21 (row no 255); AK (4.2.2016) Bio mit Gesicht is not applicable to textiles

      • Are there any CoC requirements for non-certified material, in case mixing of certified with uncertified inputs is allowed?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        If primary substances certified by Naturland are not available in the right quality or in sufficient quantity, application may be made to use primary substances from other sources from the following list of priorities." Naturland Processing Standards Version 05/2015, Part C, VI, 4 http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Processors/Naturland-Processing-Standards.pdf

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to verify that all enterprises within the chain maintain accurate and accessible records that allow any certified product or batch of products to be traceable from the point of sale to the buyer?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Businesses certified by Naturland must be able to present the following documents in their current version (and keep older versions in their archives):  product overview (complete list of all products produced in this facility)  list of ingredients of each of the products certified by Naturland with details of the quantity and certified quality of each primary substance.  list of suppliers with a declaration of all primary substances and their certification  overview of the quality assurance system including the results of analyses..." Naturland Processing Standards Version 05/2015, Part C, VI, "Documentation", p. 12

      • Are companies required to keep CoC records for at least the term of certificate validity?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        In Germany record keeping is required by law.

      • Does the scheme have a traceability system that enables checking of product flow between links of the supply chain?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        e-cert: "In co-operation with the major Swiss and Austrian inspection bodies, Bio.inspecta and Austria Bio Garantie (ABG), and the software company intact, Naturland has developed software covering the whole scope of applications of inspection bodies and certifiers. The aim is to enable every stage of the inspection and certification procedure to be executed promptly and clearly and to be recorded electronically from start to finish...." http://www.naturland.de/en/naturland/what-we-do/our-quality-approach/qualtity-assurance-projects.html

    • Claims & Labelling
      85/100
      • Does the scheme owner make documented requirements governing the use of symbols, logos and claims available?
        Answer: Yes (on request)
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)

        Source:

        "The endorsement of foodstuffs, fodder and articles for daily use by making a reference to Naturland, to certification by Naturland or by applying the Naturland trademark is solely permitted on the basis of a valid sublicensing agreement and a valid Naturland certificate. In addition to fulfilling statutory requirements, the following must be observed when labelling products certified by Naturland:..." Naturland Processing Standards Version 05/2015, Part C, V. "Product identification/labelling": http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Processors/Naturland-Processing-Standards.pdf

      • Do claims and labelling requirements ensure that claims or logos clearly indicate to what they apply?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Full declaration: All the ingredients of each product must be listed completely (even in the case of compound ingredients) in the order of their weight as a percentage of the total weight. Naturland Processing Standards, Version 05/2015, Part C, V. http://www.naturland.de/en/processors/naturland-zeichen-gmbh-en.html

      • Do claims requirements specify the types of claims that can be made for different types of CoC models, where the scheme owner allows for more than one model?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are claims and label users required to use unique license numbers or other tracking mechanisms?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Not applicable for textiles "Naturland Association, along with Naturland‘s marketing organisation, FiBL Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and the trading firm „tegut...“ are offering buyers of organic produce a new service. By means of a reliable tracing system, the customer can refer to the internet to find out where, by whom and how the organic product he or she has purchased was cultivated and processed. This is how “Bio mit Gesicht“ works: each article purchased bears a number. This enables the customer to “visit“ the producer on the internet, where he or she is presented under Bio mit Gesicht (www.bio-mit-gesicht.de): Where is the farm/manufacturer? Who works there? What standards do they have to comply with? What else is there of interest? I(...) " "Bio mit Gesicht" ("organic with face"): http://www.naturland.de/our_quality_approach.html; Naturland Zeichen design and use

      • Does the scheme owner require surveillance of the accurate use of claims and labels in the market, including a complaints mechanism to report misuse?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Naturland Zeichen design and use ("Vorgaben zur Zeichennutzung"); Naturland Zeichen (logo) GmbH: http://www.naturland.de/en/processors/naturland-zeichen-gmbh-en.html

      • Does the scheme require different claims depending on the percentage of certified / verified content in a product?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Products labelled with the Naturland trademark, bearing reference to Naturland or to certification by Naturland, contain raw goods, ingredients, food additives and processing additives from agricultural sources (hereinafter referred to as primary substances) which have been certified by Naturland. If primary substances certified by Naturland are not available in the right quality or in sufficient quan-tity, application may be made to use primary substances from other sources from the following list of priorities. Naturland Standards on Production; Naturland Processing Standards, Version 05/2015, Part C, VI, 4.1 http://www.naturland.de/en/processors/naturland-zeichen-gmbh-en.html

      • What is the minimum percentage of a certified / verified input in a single ingredient product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: 95-100%
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • 0-49% (25 points)
        • 50-74% (50 points)
        • 75-94% (80 points)
        • 95-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Products labelled with the Naturland trademark, bearing reference to Naturland or to certification by Naturland, contain raw goods, ingredients, food additives and processing additives from agricultural sources (hereinafter referred to as primary substances) which have been certified by Naturland. If primary substances certified by Naturland are not available in the right quality or in sufficient qua ntity, application may be made to use primary substances from other sources from the following list of priorities. " Naturland Standards on Production; Naturland Processing Standards, Version 05/2015, Part C, VI, 4.1http://www.naturland.de/en/processors/naturland-zeichen-gmbh-en.html

      • What is the minimum percentage of certified / verified material in a composite product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: 75-100%
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • 0-20% (25 points)
        • 21-50% (50 points)
        • 51-74% (80 points)
        • 75-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        "Products labelled with the Naturland trademark, bearing reference to Naturland or to certification by Naturland, contain raw goods, ingredients, food additives and processing additives from agricultural sources (hereinafter referred to as primary substances) which have been certified by Naturland. If primary substances certified by Naturland are not available in the right quality or in sufficient qua ntity, application may be made to use primary substances from other sources from the following list of priorities. " Naturland Standards on Production; Naturland Processing Standards, Version 05/2015, Part C, VI, 4.1 http://www.naturland.de/en/processors/naturland-zeichen-gmbh-en.html

      • Is the label accompanied by an explanatory text claim or a link to further information?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        guideline on the general use of the logo ("Vorgaben zur Zeichennutzung"); Naturland Zeichen (logo) GmbH: http://www.naturland.de/en/processors/naturland-zeichen-gmbh-en.html

      • Does the scheme have a procedure that defines specific consequences of misuse of claims?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        "Violations of the standards will be prosecuted according to the sanction catalogue (producer contract appendix IV). " Naturland Standards of Production, Version 05/2015, Part A; I. 3.; sublicence contract between Naturland and its partner http://www.naturland.de/images/UK/Naturland/Naturland_Standards/Standards_Producers/Naturland-Standards-on-Production.pdf


En­vir­on­ment 88%

  • Prohibition of Chemicals Harmful to the Environment
  • Thresholds for Wastewater Parameters (Basic)
  • Prohibition of Chemicals Harmful to Human Health - Textile
  • Hazardous chemicals - substances of very high concern under REACH
  • Limit Values for Chemical Residues
  • Requirements for the Production of Natural Fibres
  • Chemicals
    Restriction and handling of (hazardous) chemicals
    98/100
    • Chemical Use
      98/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemical use?
        Answer: Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Document use of all chemicals (25 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "Annex 5: Appendices processing: Textiles produced under these standards must correspond to the following chemical quality parameters:(parameter) total pesticides, sum parameter, (test method) art. 64 LFGB L 00.00-34 (GC/MS); § 64 LFGB L 00.00-114 (LC/MS/MS); (criteria) - ."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.44/45

      • Does the standard include criteria on chemicals listed on the REACH Candidate List as substances of very high concern?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4. Prohibited processing agents ... Substances listed in regulation EC 552/2009 (amending regulation EC 1907/2006 (REACH), annex XVII), and the ‘candidate list of substances of very high concern for authorisation’ of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are prohibited....

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing Standards - Supplement for textiles, Version 11/2015, p. 4

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of biocides in the finishing process?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "4. Prohibited processing agents As a rule, all substances and compounds are prohibited which are also prohibited under recognised international or national legislation: In particular, processing agents composed of the following substances and auxiliary substances con-taining the following are prohibited: (...) - fungicides and biocides (...)."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.44/45

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of formaldehyde?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "4. Prohibited processing agents As a rule, all substances and compounds are prohibited which are also prohibited under recognised international or national legislation: In particular, processing agents composed of the following substances and auxiliary substances con-taining the following are prohibited: (...) - formaldehyde and other short-chain aldehydes (...)."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.44/45

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of nanomaterials?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        I. Goals "Risk technologies, such as the use of genetic engineering or nanotechnology, have to be excluded from processing; new technologies must be scrutinized for possible risks."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: I Goals (05/2015) p.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of flame retardants?
        Answer: Prohibit use of halogenated flame retardants
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 80/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use of halogenated flame retardants (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of halogenated and other flame retardants (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "4. Prohibited processing agents As a rule, all substances and compounds are prohibited which are also prohibited under recognised international or national legislation: In particular, processing agents composed of the following substances and auxiliary substances con-taining the following are prohibited: (...) - flame retardants (...)."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.44/45

      • Does the standard include criteria on biodegredability of substances?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "Toxicidy requirements and risk phrases in all processing stages: only permissible if: biodegradability/eliminability < 70% only where water tox-icity > 100mg/l biodegradability/eliminability > 70% where water toxicity >10 mg/l biodegradability/eliminability > 95% where water toxicity > 1 mg/l"

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.45/46

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H400, H410, H411?
        Answer: Prohibit use for all applications
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (60 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4. Prohibited processing agents ... Furthermore all chemical substances and compounds which are classed as very toxic to aquatic organisms (H400, H410), cause long-term adverse effects in the environment (H411) and are dangerous for the ozone layer (EUH 059) in accord-ance with the codification system of the EU-GHS (Regulation EC 1272/2008), as well as which are in accordance with the risk phrase classification toxic to flora, fauna and soil organ-isms (R54-56) or may cause long-term adverse effects in the environment (R58)...

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing Standards - Supplement for textiles, Version 11/2015, p. 4

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H300, H310, H330, H340, H341, H350, H351, H360, H361, H370, H371?
        Answer: Prohibit use for all applications
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (60 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4. Prohibited processing agents ...The use of chemical substances and compounds is prohibit-ed which are classified with any of the following hazard statements (in accordance with the codification system of the Global Harmonized System (GHS)2 as published by the United Nations, annex 3): as very toxic (H300, H310, H330), suspected carcinogenic effect (H351), may cause cancer (H350), may cause heritable genetic damage (H340, H341), danger of serious damage to health (H370-372) or impairing fertility (H360, H361)... Furthermore chemical substances and compounds which are classified as harmful or possibly causing long-term adverse effect on aquatic organisms (H413 resp. R53)....

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing Standards - Supplement for textiles, Version 11/2015, p. 4

      • Does the standard include criteria on testing the final product regarding residues of chemicals?
        Answer: Limit values for more than 10 residues are defined
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Limit values for less or equal than 10 residues are defined (50 points)
        • Limit values for more than 10 residues are defined (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "9. Quality testing and pollution analysis Quality testing consists of analysing residue by taking samples from regular production. The number of spot checks per year depends on the volume of production and Naturland’s requirements. Sam-ples may be taken from the incoming goods or the finished goods, depending on the stage of pro-cessing. The aim is to distribute the checks evenly over the whole flow of goods and to check all pos-sible discharge routes for contamination. The critical values for contaminants in organic textiles and in other components and accessories have to correspond to those set out in appendices 5 and 6. The expenses are to be borne by the processor. Naturland has to be informed if the critical values are exceeded."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.47

    • Handling of Hazardous Substances
      100/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on storage and labelling of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        4. Prohibited processing agents

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing Standards - Supplement for textiles, Version 11/2015, p. 4

      • Does the standard include criteria on selective and targeted application of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        7. Environmental management (…) - documentation of staff training in the conservation of water and energy, the proper and minimal use of chemicals and their correct disposal."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.46

      • Does the standard include criteria on training on chemicals handling and exposure?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        7. Environmental management (…) - documentation of staff training in the conservation of water and energy, the proper and minimal use of chemicals and their correct disposal."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.46

      • Does the standard include criteria on specific procedures/controls to deal with pollution incidents (to mitigate environmental impacts)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        7. Environmental management (…) - procedures to be followed in the case of waste and pollution incidents"

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.46

  • Water
    Water usage and wastewater treatment
    83/100
    • Water Use
      50/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Monitor volumes of water consumption over time
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of water consumption over time (50 points)
        • Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        C 1. Sustainable management "Natural water resources are to be used sparingly and with particular regard for sustainability." D7. Environmental management "Wet-processing plants must record their use of chemicals, their energy and water consumption and procedures for wastewater treatment and the disposal of effluent sludge."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VI General regulations and other predominant (production) provisions (05/2015) p.9 Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for specific groups of products: XIII Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.5

    • Wastewater
      89/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater quality and wastewater treatment?
        Answer: Treat wastewater
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater quality over time (25 points)
        • Treat wastewater (75 points)
        • Treat wastewater with parameters defined to ensure appropriate quality of wastewater (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "8. Treatment of effluents and environmental requirements All wet processing facilities for pre-treatment, dyeing and finishing, with direct or indirect wastewa-ter, must at least have access to a two-phase purification plant. The correct operation of these plants must be monitored and documented by analyses (sediment quantities, wastewater temperature, wastewater pH, TOC, BOD, COD and residues). Effluent analyses must be performed regularly at normal operating capacity and the results recorded. Waste water from wet processing plants must have an annual average COD content of less than 20 g/kg of processed textile agents if it is to be discharged into surface waters. If the effluent is treated on site and discharged directly into surface waters, the following values must be adhered to: pH value of 6 – 9, temperature lower than 35° C.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for specific groups of products: XIII Processing standards for textiles (05/2015)

      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater volumes (per unit of production)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater volumes over time (25 points)
        • Limit wastewater volumes (100 points)
      • Does the standard include threshold values on basic wastewater parameters?
        Answer: For different production steps
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Only for one production step (50 points)
        • For different production steps (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "8. Treatment of effluents and environmental requirements All wet processing facilities for pre-treatment, dyeing and finishing, with direct or indirect wastewa-ter, must at least have access to a two-phase purification plant. The correct operation of these plants must be monitored and documented by analyses (sediment quantities, wastewater temperature, wastewater pH, TOC, BOD, COD and residues). Effluent analyses must be performed regularly at normal operating capacity and the results recorded. Waste water from wet processing plants must have an annual average COD content of less than 20 g/kg of processed textile agents if it is to be discharged into surface waters. If the effluent is treated on site and discharged directly into surface waters, the following values must be adhered to: pH value of 6 – 9, temperature lower than 35° C.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for specific groups of products: XIII Processing standards for textiles (05/2015)

      • Does the standard include threshold values on advanced wastewater parameters?
        Answer: Not all of these parameters are covered
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 85/100
        Possible answers
        • Not all of these parameters are covered (85 points)
        • All of these parameters are covered (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        8. Treatment of effluents and environmental requirements All wet processing facilities for pre-treatment, dyeing and finishing, with direct or indirect wastewa-ter, must at least have access to a two-phase purification plant. The correct operation of these plants must be monitored and documented by analyses (sediment quantities, wastewater temperature, wastewater pH, TOC, BOD, COD and residues). Effluent analyses must be performed regularly at normal operating capacity and the results recorded. Waste water from wet processing plants must have an annual average COD content of less than 20 g/kg of processed textile agents if it is to be discharged into surface waters. If the effluent is treated on site and discharged directly into surface waters, the following values must be adhered to: pH value of 6 – 9, temperature lower than 35° C.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for specific groups of products: XIII Processing standards for textiles (05/2015)

  • Inputs
    Requirements on the materials used in the final product
    76/100
    • Fibres
      76/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on the production of natural fibres?
        Answer: Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 80/100
        Possible answers
        • Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues (40 points)
        • Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues AND production follows IPM (50 points)
        • Less than 50% of fibres is organic (non-organic fibres has to be tested for agrochemical residues) (60 points)
        • 51% - 90% of fibres is organic (non-organic fibres has to be tested for agrochemical residues) (80 points)
        • More than 90% of fibres is organic (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The processing standards for textiles are supplementary to the Naturland standards "Processing - General Section", including the appendices. These are likewise binding on all processing standards for specific groups of products and consequently must be observed in processing textiles. The area of application of this standard covers the processing products of all natural fibres, e.g. sewing thread, fabric and garments. All natural fibres from agricultural production are permissible, provided they comply with the certification requirements of the priorities list C. VI. 4.1. At least 95% of the final product must consist of natural fibres (except for buttons, buckles, zips and similar notions). Besides this, the following regulations apply: Generally speaking, natural, renewable raw goods are to be used. This also applies to accessories and other items necessary in processing. PVC/PU and nickel are prohibited. Metals (e. g. buttons)

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D, VIII Processing standards for textiles, 2. (05/2015) p.44

      • Does the standard include criteria on the production of synthetic fibers?
        Answer: General criteria
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 25/100
        Possible answers
        • General criteria (25 points)
        • Specific criteria depending on different types of synthetic fibers (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "At least 95% of the final product must consist of natural fibres (except for buttons, buckles, zips and similar notions). "

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.44

      • Does the standard include criteria on the usage of recycled material?
        Answer: Use of recycled material in product
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Use of recycled material in packaging (10 points)
        • Use of recycled material in product (90 points)
        • Use of recycled material in packaging and product (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The packaging should be manufactured in an eco-friendly manner and similarly disposable or recyclable."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, VI. General Regulations (05/2015), p. 13

  • Quality
    Usability und durability of products
    100/100
    • Quality and Suitability
      100/100
      • Does the standard cover criteria on the quality of textiles?
        Answer: All four aspects (fastness of rubbing/ perspiration/ light/ washing) are tested
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Less than four aspects are tested (75 points)
        • All four aspects (fastness of rubbing/ perspiration/ light/ washing) are tested (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Textiles produced according to these standards must comply with the following technical quality parameters: rubbing fastness, dry- DIN 54021 ISO 105x12 (3-4) rubbing fastness, wet - DIN 54021 ISO 105x12 (2) perspiration fastness, alkaline and acid - DIN 54020 ISO 105 E04 (3-4) light fastness - DIN 54004 ISO 105 B02 (3-4) shrinkage values when wet - DIN 53920 ISO 6330 (knitted/hosierymax.: 8% , woven max. 3%) saliva fastness - LMBG B 82.10 - 1 (“fast” for babies’ and children’s clothing) washing fastness when washed at 60° C - DIN 54010 ISO 105 C03 (3-4) Washing fastness of animal fibre material and blends thereof when washed at 30°C- ISO 105 C06 A1S without use of steels balls (3-4)" 

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 47

  • Energy
    Energy consumption and renewable energy
    100/100
    • Energy Consumption
      100/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Increase efficiency/reduce energy consumption OR increase use of renewables
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor energy consumption over time (50 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce energy consumption OR increase use of renewables (90 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce energy consumption AND increase use of renewables (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "1. Sustainable management Energy should be used as efficiently as possible and renewable energy resources used for preference."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VI General regulations and other predominant (production) provisions (05/2015) p.9

  • Waste & Air Pollution
    Reduction and management of waste and air pollutants
    72/100
    • Waste Production
      100/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer: Reduce volumes of waste
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of waste over time (50 points)
        • Reduce volumes of waste (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        7. Environmental management Processing plants must have a written environmental policy including the following measures: - minimisation and monitoring of waste and pollution" (…)

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.46

      • Does the standard include criteria on re-using or recycling waste on-site?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "1. Sustainable management Whenever it is impossible to avoid creating waste, it should be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner or recycled. Organic waste should be recycled and preferably composted."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VI General regulations and other predominant (production) provisions (05/2015) p.9

      • Does the standard include criteria on toxicity of waste?
        Answer: Reduce and/or treat toxic waste
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Document toxic waste (25 points)
        • Reduce and/or treat toxic waste (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        4. Prohibited processing agents

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing Standards - Supplement for textiles, Version 11/2015, p. 4

    • Waste Management
      88/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on waste management in the production phase?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        1. Sustainable management Whenever it is impossible to avoid creating waste, it should be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner or recycled. Organic waste should be recycled and preferably composted.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, VI.1. "Sustainable management" (05/2015), p. 9

      • Does the standard include criteria on waste segregation?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        1. Sustainable management Whenever it is impossible to avoid creating waste, it should be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner or recycled. Organic waste should be recycled and preferably composted.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, VI.1. "Sustainable management" (05/2015), p. 9

      • Does the standard include criteria on safe disposal of hazardous waste?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        1. Sustainable management Whenever it is impossible to avoid creating waste, it should be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner or recycled. Organic waste should be recycled and preferably composted.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, VI.1. "Sustainable management" (05/2015), p. 9

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled on-site waste burning?
        Answer: Restrict waste burning
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 75/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste burning (75 points)
        • Prohibit waste burning (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        1. Sustainable management Whenever it is impossible to avoid creating waste, it should be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner or recycled. Organic waste should be recycled and preferably composted.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, VI.1. "Sustainable management" (05/2015), p. 9

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled waste landfilling?
        Answer: Prohibit waste landfilling
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste landfilling (75 points)
        • Prohibit waste landfilling (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        1. Sustainable management Whenever it is impossible to avoid creating waste, it should be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner or recycled. Organic waste should be recycled and preferably composted.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, VI.1. "Sustainable management" (05/2015), p. 9

      • Does the standard include criteria on handling or disposal of waste by third parties?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Keep records on third party contractors (25 points)
        • Evaluate third party contractors (in terms of suitability and disposal/treatment methods) (100 points)
    • Air pollution (excl. GHG) & Immission
      40/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor emissions over time (50 points)
        • Reduce emissions (through end-of-pipe technology) (90 points)
        • Increase emission efficiency (reduce emissions at source) (100 points)
      • For which production phase does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: For some production steps
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • For some production steps (50 points)
        • For all production steps (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Air pollution is avoided by restricting processing procedures "Only such equipment and procedures may be used which do not have any harmful or detrimental effect on the health of the consumer in the foodstuff, and which guarantee the least impact on the environment and such resources as water, air and energy sources." Furthermore, the prohibition of sulfur and synthetic materials also restricts air pollution.

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, VI.1. "Sustainable management" (05/2015), p. 11

  • Environmental Management
    Sound environmental management practices
    70/100
    • Environmental Management
      70/100
      • Does the standard include a general criterion on compliance with all relevant local, regional and national environmental laws and regulations?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        "II. Area of application In addition, the statutory regulations apply, in particular Council Regulations (EC) No. 834/2007 and 889/2008 governing organic agriculture and related amending ordinances, and the laws governing food and non-food articles (LFGB, the German Food and Feed Code) and ordinances governing food labelling (LMKV –Lebensmittelkennzeichnungsverordnung) and information (LMIV - Lebensmittelinformationsverordnung; European Food Information Regulation). "

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: C General regulations, II. Area of application (05/2015), p. 8

      • Does the standard include criteria to ensure that relevant and up-to-date permits are held (such as water use rights or land use titles)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on assessing the environmental risks and impacts of production/operations prior to any significant intensification or expansion of business operations/cultivation and infrastructure?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        7. Environmental Management "Processing plants must have a written environmental policy including the following measures: minimisation and monitoring of waste and pollution procedures to be followed in the case of waste and pollution incidents documentation of staff training in the conservation of water and energy, the proper and minimal use of chemicals and their correct disposal Wet-processing plants must record their use of chemicals, their energy and water consumption and procedures for wastewater treatment and the disposal of effluent sludge."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.46

      • Does the standard include criteria on mitigating negative environmental impacts prior to production/operation?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        7. Environmental Management "Processing plants must have a written environmental policy including the following measures: minimisation and monitoring of waste and pollution procedures to be followed in the case of waste and pollution incidents documentation of staff training in the conservation of water and energy, the proper and minimal use of chemicals and their correct disposal Wet-processing plants must record their use of chemicals, their energy and water consumption and procedures for wastewater treatment and the disposal of effluent sludge."

        Referenzdokumente:

        Naturland Processing standards: D Processing standards for textiles (05/2015) p.46

      • Does the standard include criteria on stakeholder engagement to achieve environmental targets?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Maintain stakeholder lists (25 points)
        • Inform appropriate stakeholders on environmental targets (50 points)
        • Consult appropriate stakeholders to achieve environmental targets (100 points)

So­cio-E­co­nom­ic 61%

  • Prohibition and Abolition of Forced Labour
  • Prohibition of Child Labour (Minimum Age/ILO 138)
  • Freedom of Association
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Prohibition of Worst Forms of Child Labour
  • Equal Remuneration (manufacturing stage)
  • Non-Discrimination (manufacturing stage)
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Workers' Rights and Benefits of Sub-Contractors
  • Labour Contracts
  • Working Hours (manufacturing stage)
  • Labour Rights and Working Conditions
    Workers’ rights and working conditions
    77/100
    • Basic Labour Rights
      78/100
      • Child Labour
        90/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the prohibition of child labour as defined under ILO 138?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          Are there children or minors below the age of 15 working in the operation? Required answer: no

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist Sozial Standards 2015; p. 6

        • Does the standard cover requirements on the prevention of worst forms of child labour as defined under ILO 182?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          8.2. Is the work of children or young workers (age 15-18) hazardous or dangerous to their health and safety? Required answer: no 8.3. Does the work of children or young workers jeopardize their educational, moral, social and physical development? Required answer: no 8.4. Does work of children and young workers interfere with education, good/regular school attendance? Required answer: no

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist Social Standards 2015; p. 6-7

        • Does the standard require that assistance be provided to replaced child workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require verification and documentation of age of (young) workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on special treatment of young workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          8.5 Young workers (age 15-18) do not work more than maximum 8h/day, and spend less than 10 hours daily for school, work and transport

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist Sozial Standards 2015; p. 6-7

      • Wages and Benefits
        55/100
        • Does the standard require paying wages sufficient to meet basic needs of the worker and his or her family (living wage)?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require paying legal minimum wages and social benefits?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          7.3 Wages "Workers shall be paid at least the official national minimum wage currently applicable or the relevant industry standard in processing operations or the wages approved on the basis of collective bargain-ing, whichever is the higher. Workers shall be paid in cash, or in any mode they prefer." 7.6 Social benefits "The employer ensures a basic coverage for maternity, sickness and retirement. Operations with more than 10 workers need to have a policy on wages and social benefits, and this information should be made available to all the employees."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.16

        • Does the standard require compensating overtime?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          "4.2 Daily working hours and overtime of each worker are documented and remunerated separately: (0) no trustworthy documentation; (1) poor documentation, remuneration not clear; (2) yes, trustworthy documentation, remuneration according to local legislation; (3) very good documentation, remuneration at a premium rate."

          Referenzdokumente:

          chapter 3 Working Hours

        • Does the standard require paid leave?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • one out of 3 (casual/ sick/ annual) (50 points)
          • two out of three (75 points)
          • all (100 points)
        • Does the standard require wages being paid in a timely, regular and convenient manner understood by all employees?
          Answer: yes, all
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (70 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          2 Remuneration is done (0) not at all or irregular; (1) regularly but not documented; (2) regularly and documented for all workers"

          Referenzdokumente:

          chapter 2 Wages

      • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
        100/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on freedom of association and the right to organize as described in ILO 87?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3. Freedom of association, access to trade unions "All workers have the freedom of association and collective bargaining. No one shall be discriminated against because of his or her membership in a trade union."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.15

        • Does the standard include criteria on the right to collective bargaining, as laid down by ILO 98?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          3. Freedom of association, access to trade unions "All workers have the freedom of association and collective bargaining. No one shall be discriminated against because of his or her membership in a trade union."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.15

        • Does the standard include criteria on the formation of workers representations where freedom of association is restricted by law?
          Answer: promote
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • allow (90 points)
          • promote (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          Employer (0) prohibits; (2) permits activities of association and collective bargaining; (3) promotes actively the activities of association Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted by law, the employer facilitates and does not hinder the development of parallel means for independent and free association and bargaining: (0) no; (2) yes

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist Social Standards 2014, 5.2; 5.3

        • Does the standard include criteria on worker grievance mechanisms?
          Answer: +monitor, follow up on and inform about outcome of grievances
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • define policy and procedure (50 points)
          • +monitor, follow up on and inform about outcome of grievances (75 points)
          • +no retribution (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          Records about accidents: (0) no records about accidents at work and illness and complaints related to the work are kept despite of accidents in the past; (1) records about accidents are either not up to date or there are doubts about whether they are correct; (2) all accidents at work and complaints related to the work are recorded and records are up to date

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist Social Standards 2014, 8.8

      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Voluntary Labour
        80/100
        • Does the standard prohibit forced and compulsory labour as defined in ILO 29 and 105?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          2. Freedom to accept or reject employment "The operations commit themselves to exclude forced labour or any type of involuntary work. The operation shall not retain any part of workers’ salary, benefits, property, or documents in order to force workers to remain on the farm."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015), p.15

        • Does the standard include criteria on the freedom of movemenent of employees?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard prohibit the withholding of workers' documents?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          2. Freedom to accept or reject employment "The operations commit themselves to exclude forced labour or any type of involuntary work. The operation shall not retain any part of workers’ salary, benefits, property, or documents in order to force workers to remain on the farm."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.15

      • Gender
        85/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on having policies and/ or processes in place that prevent discrimination of women and men in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          7.3 Protection of women workers (concerning sexual harassment, pregnancy tests, hiring practices, etc.)? Required answer: Yes, full protection

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist Sozial Standards 2015; p. 6

        • Does the standard address the payment of equal wages as defined in ILO 100?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          4. Equal treatment and opportunities "No discrimination on the basis of race, creed, sex, or political opinion or membership shall be tolerated. All workers irrespective of their sex, skin colour or religion receive the same pay and face the same opportunities for work of the same nature and same degree of responsibility." 7.2 Equal treatment The different kinds of employment shall in no case result in the unequal treatment of any workers; all workers enjoy the same rights and working conditions including social benefits and other privileges for work of the same nature and same degree of responsibility (see point IV.5).

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.15

        • Does the standard include criteria on the right to maternity leave (as defined in ILO 183)?
          Answer: partial compliance
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 50/100
          Possible answers
          • partial compliance (50 points)
          • full compliance (90 points)
          • beyond 183 (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          7.6 Social benefits "The employer ensures a basic coverage for maternity, sickness and retirement. Operations with more than 10 workers need to have a policy on wages and social benefits, and this information should be made available to all the employees."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.16

      • Non-Discrimination
        90/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination in the workplace, as defined in ILO 111?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          4. Equal treatment and opportunities "No discrimination on the basis of race, creed, sex, or political opinion or membership shall be tolerated. All workers irrespective of their sex, skin colour or religion receive the same pay and face the same opportunities for work of the same nature and same degree of responsibility." p.15 7.2 Equal treatment The different kinds of employment shall in no case result in the unequal treatment of any workers; all workers enjoy the same rights and working conditions including social benefits and other privileges for work of the same nature and same degree of responsibility (see point IV.5).

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015)

        • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination of persons with disabilities?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Working Hours
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on working hours, as defined in ILO Convention 1?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Scope of Labour Rights
        100/100
        • Do worker's rights and benefits set out by the standard apply to all forms of work?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          7. Employment conditions "Workers for the purpose of these standards are, besides the permanent workers, also seasonal work-ers and sub-contracted workers." p. 15 7.2 Equal treatment "The different kinds of employment shall in no case result in the unequal treatment of any workers; all workers enjoy the same rights and working conditions including social benefits and other privileges for work of the same nature and same degree of responsibility (see point IV.5)." p. 16

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015)

        • Do the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to sub-contracted labour?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          7. Employment conditions "Workers for the purpose of these standards are, besides the permanent workers, also seasonal work-ers and sub-contracted workers." p. 15 7.2 Equal treatment "The different kinds of employment shall in no case result in the unequal treatment of any workers; all workers enjoy the same rights and working conditions including social benefits and other privileges for work of the same nature and same degree of responsibility (see point IV.5)." p. 16

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015)

        • Does the standard include criteria on the establishment of labour contracts compliant with national legal requirements?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          7.1 Contracts All workers receive a written contract of employment describing the basic conditions of employ-ment.11 Working conditions and contracts have to be documented by the employer to be verified at any time. The employment contract shall at least define the following: job description, scope and limits of the job, and type as well as amount of remuneration. The employment conditions of all workers have at least to comply with respective higher requirements of national regulations and ILO standards."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.16

      • Labour Rights Management
        100/100
        • Does the standard include requirements on setting up policies or procedures to manage basic labour rights in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          In case of 10 or more workers: policy on social justice/wages and social benefits is existing and made known to all workers

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist Social Standards 2015; p. 10

    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Health and Safety
      74/100
      • Workers Health
        66/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?
          Answer: partial compliance with ILO 155
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 70/100
          Possible answers
          • partial compliance with ILO 155 (70 points)
          • full compliance with ILO 155 (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          6. Healh and safety "All workers, employees and their families shall have access to drinking water, food, accommodation and basic medical care. The employer is responsible for safety and health at the workplace. If necessary, this implies instruct-ing workers about safety at work. Operations with more than 10 workers have to draw up a policy on safety at work and make these available to all employees."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.15

        • Does the standard include requirements on workplace conditions?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (50 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          9.6 Adequate protection from noise, dust, light and exposure to chemicals: (0) No; (2) Yes

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 8

        • Does the standard require policies and procedures to manage health and safety in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          "The employer is responsible for safety and health at the workplace. If necessary, this implies instruct-ing workers about safety at work. Operations with more than 10 workers have to draw up a policy on safety at work."

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Standards on Processing, Version 05/2015; Part C; VII "Social responsibility"; 6. Health and safety" p.15 For the inspections recommendation: IFOAM (2005): "Recommendations for Inspections of Social Standards" Checklist Social Standards 2014, 8 Health and safety;

      • Access to Medical Services
        66/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the access to basic medical services for workers?
          Answer: only treatment of acute work-related accidents / illness
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 70/100
          Possible answers
          • only treatment of acute work-related accidents / illness (70 points)
          • work-related accidents plus preventative care (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          6. Healh and safety "All workers, employees and their families shall have access to drinking water, food, accommodation and basic medical care. The employer is responsible for safety and health at the workplace. If necessary, this implies instruct-ing workers about safety at work. Operations with more than 10 workers have to draw up a policy on safety at work and make these available to all employees." p.15

          Referenzdokumente:

          C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015)

        • Does the standard require compensation payments/ covering of costs in case of work related accidents and injuries?
          Answer: partial coverage of costs
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 50/100
          Possible answers
          • partial coverage of costs (50 points)
          • full coverage of costs (90 points)
          • compensation (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          Basic coverage for maternity, sickness and retirement independently of legislation requirements is guaranteed for all permanent workers;

          Referenzdokumente:

          12.1; p. 10

      • Sanitation
        100/100
        • Does the standard require that workers have access to safe drinking water?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          6. Healh and safety "All workers, employees and their families shall have access to drinking water, food, accommodation and basic medical care. The employer is responsible for safety and health at the workplace. If necessary, this implies instruct-ing workers about safety at work. Operations with more than 10 workers have to draw up a policy on safety at work and make these available to all employees."

          Referenzdokumente:

          C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015) p.15

        • Does the standard require access to clean and improved sanitation facilities?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          Sanitary facilities: (0) far to few; (1) sufficient sanitary facilities, but hygienic deficiencies; (2) sufficient sanitary facilities and hygienic conditions; (3) sufficient sanitary facilities, separated for men and women

          Referenzdokumente:

          10.4

      • Building and Fire Safety
        70/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on building safety?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard cover fire-preparedness?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          Question 9.3 Emergency plans "Emergency exists, emergency procedures and fire fighting equipment: (0) not available/not in place; (1) present, but in poor condition/in place but not known to workers; (2) in place/known by workers/adequate equipment available"

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 6

        • Does the standard include criteria on evacuation safety?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          Question 9.3 Emergency plans "Emergency exists, emergency procedures and fire fighting equipment: (0) not available/not in place; (1) present, but in poor condition/in place but not known to workers; (2) in place/known by workers/adequate equipment available"

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 6

      • Prohibition of Harassment and Abuse (manufacturing stage)
        100/100
        • Does the standard prohibit harassment or abuse of workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          e.g. Question 7.3 "Protection of women workers (concerning sexual harassment, pregnancy tests, hiring practices, etc.) (0) no protection of female workers; (1) inadequate protection of female workers; (2) yes, full protection"

          Referenzdokumente:

          Checklist_Social_Standard, 2014 chapter 6 Equal Treatment and opportunities; Naturland Standards on Production, Version 05/2014; Part A; III "Social responsibility"; 1. "Human rights"; 2. "Freedom to accept or reject emploxment". For the inspections recommendation: IFOAM (2005): "Recommendations for Inspections of Social Standards";

  • Business Practice and Ethical Issues
    Legality and ethics in business practice
    30/100
    • Economic Development and Fair Business Practice
      37/100
      • Economic Sustainability
        50/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the provision of professional training for workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          7.7 Further education "The unit offers its employees the possibility of further education and professional training." p.16

          Referenzdokumente:

          C General processing standards: VII Social responsibility (05/2015)

        • Does the standard include criteria on business viability?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          1. Sustainable management "Organic agriculture is particularly committed to the principle of sustainable management. Besides accepting social responsibility and dedication to the economic efficiency of production units, it par-ticularly implies the respectful treatment of nature and the environment and careful use of natural resources." p. 9

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C General processing standards: VI General regulations and other predominant (production) provisions (05/2015)

        • Does the standard include criteria on management plans for continuous improvement?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on improving productivity?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Legality
        40/100
        • Does the standard include a requirement for compliance with relevant local, regional and national laws and regulations?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          In addition, the statutory regulations apply

          Referenzdokumente:

          Naturland Processing standards: C II, p. 8

        • Does the standard include criteria on business legality?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          Asks for Registration Number

          Referenzdokumente:

      • Responsible Sourcing Practices
        10/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on price premiums?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to input suppliers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          4.1 List of priorities "Products labelled with the Naturland trademark, bearing reference to Naturland or to certification by Naturland, contain raw goods, ingredients, food additives and processing additives from agricultural sources (hereinafter referred to as primary substances) which have been certified by Naturland. If primary substances certified by Naturland are not available in the right quality or in sufficient quanti-ty, application may be made to use primary substances from other sources from the following list of priorities.."

          Referenzdokumente:

          p.10

        • Does the standard include criteria on reducing time pressure for suppliers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
    • Corruption and Bribery
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on the prevention of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on conducting a due diligence assessment of business partners, including subsidiaries and contractors?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on training workers in positions of responsibility workers on issues of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
  • Social & Cultural Rights and Community Engagement
    Basic economic, social and cultural rights
    9/100
    • Social and Cultural Rights
      9/100
      • Local Economic Development
        15/100
        • Does the standard include criteria relating to a preference to purchase local materials, goods, products and services?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers