Members and Subscribers

The Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) was created through a participatory, extensive, transparent and balanced consultation with coffee stakeholders worldwide, and is operationalized by 4C Services. The 4C certification aims to gradually raise the social, economic and environmental conditions of coffee production and processing worldwide. In October 2018, 4C Services GmbH (formerly Coffee Assurance Services, established since April 2016 and separated from the former 4C Association) operates as an unique and independent company to manage and ensure the assurance of the 4C certification system. 4C offers a credible and comprehensive certification system for sustainable supply chains in coffee sector. 4C ensures safeguarding of biodiversity, carbon stock, preventing deforestation, and promotes good agricultural and management practices as described in the 4C Code of Conduct, focusing on continual improvement of the social, economic and environmental conditions. Well established in the main coffee producing countries and well known in the main coffee consuming countries, 4C is the leading certification system for coffee.
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Aboriginal Carbon Fund is a national not-for-profit company building and nurturing a sustainable Aboriginal carbon industry.
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Independent, global initiative working to enhance equity and wellbeing in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities
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AWS is a global multi-stakeholder initiative whose mission is to lead a global network that promotes responsible use of freshwater that is socially and economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable. AWS achieves this through a global water stewardship system, centred on the International Water Stewardship Standard, that drives, recognises and rewards good water stewardship performance.
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Standard setting and certification organisation that recognises and fosters the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium
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Non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, the first private voluntary greenhouse gas registry in the world
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AQC is a Swiss-based international association of leather bracelets manufacturers for the watch industry. AQC stands in French for "Association pour l’Assurance Qualité des Fabricants de Bracelets Cuir", Association for Quality Assurance of Leather Bracelets Manufacturers. Our vision is to ensure a leather watch bracelet with the highest level of safety with a responsible global supply chain that promotes confidence, security and traceability in the luxury leather bracelet Industry.
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ASC is an independent, international non-profit organisation that manages the world’s leading certification and labelling programme for responsible aquaculture. ASC recognises and rewards responsible aquaculture through the ASC aquaculture certification programme and seafood label; promotes best environmental and social choice when buying seafood; and contributes to transforming seafood markets towards sustainability.
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The Argan Biosphere Reserve Ecolabel Moroccan Association (ABR.EMA) has recently been founded with the goal to certify local entities that are biodiversity friendly and meet food safety requirements. The ultimate goal of the ABR.EMA is therefore to set up a sustainable production and consumption standard in the ABR that could be progressively be expanded to the national Biosphere Reserves and eventually to the whole MAB/UNESCO world network of biosphere reserves. The ABR.EMA standard covers all domestic products and services, including among others, Argan oil, Honey, Aromatic and medicinal plants and tourism. The board of directors is composed of 15 elected members and the executive board is managed by 7 members.
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Non-profit working in standard setting, certification and impact assessment, serving a global movement of people using business as a force for good
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BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity. BCI works across the cotton supply chain to promote measurable and continuing improvements.
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Dutch animal welfare standard and label, offering farmers and consumers the possibility to improve animal welfare step by step
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Non-profit initiative founded by major coal buyers to promote the continuous improvement of corporate responsibility in coal supply chains
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Bonsucro is a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to reducing the environmental and social impacts of sugar cane production. The Bonsucro Standard defines a set of globally applicable principles, criteria and indicators for sugar cane production. It aims to reduce the impact of sugar cane production on the environment in measurable ways, and contribute to social and economic benefits for all concerned with the sugar supply chain.
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Multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance sustainability efforts within the Canadian Beef Industry
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International investor-focused non-profit organisation, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy
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The Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) is an accreditation scheme that encourages tiger conservation areas to meet a set of standards and criteria, created by an international group of experts and protected area managers, that assures effective and long term tiger conservation.
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Standards initiative helping smallholder cotton farmers in Africa to improve their living conditions
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