Certification Standards

The Rainforest Alliance seal of certification is given to farms or plantations that comply with a set of standards that has been identified and approved. For agriculture based farms, for crops such as coffee, tea, cocoa, etc. the SAN standard is followed . A second set of Standard called the Forest Stewardship Council is used to certify forestry and agro-forest initiatives.

Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN)

The SAN standard is based on ten principles. The standard document can be accessed  here

Training material for the SAN standard focussing on rubber plantations is available here

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC )

The FSC is also based on ten principles. More details of these is available here


Existing Guidelines for Certification of Natural Rubber


Key Ecological Indicators for Developing Standards for eco-certification of Natural Rubber Plantations