Certification Standards

Sustainable Agriculture Network (

  1. About SAN Sustainability principles
  2. Farm standard

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification
SC standard

Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNRi):

Sustainable development and low carbon growth: Presentation by Mr. Frank Grothaus at the India Rubber Meet 2015 (Link)

Databases on sustainability labels

The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) a platform that provides information and analysis on voluntary sustainability standards – VSS (

Ecolabels: An index of ecolabels (

Standards Map: A database of sustainability Standards (

Certification bodies in India

Accredited FSC certification bodies:

SCS Global Services (FSC):

Bureau Veritas (FSC):

Nature, Ecology and People Consult (SAN and FSC):

Rainforest Alliance (SAN):

Indocert (SAN):,

Banned and Harmful Chemicals

Annexure III of the Rotterdam Convention: The chemicals listed in Annex III include pesticides and industrial chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted for health or environmental reasons by two or more Parties:

A list of 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants has been identified by the Stockholm Convention:

List of pesticides banned or restricted in India:

Know more about specific chemicals:


Natural Wind Barriers

Some regions experience very high wind velocities which can affect productivity in plantations. A natural wind barrier serves in reducing the velocity of the wind, thus protecting the crops. When planted with native tree species, it increases biodiversity on the plantation. We compiled a note on wind barriers which can be accessed here

Market of eco-certified rubber and rubber wood

We undertook a market research for eco-certified rubber and rubber wood in India. The report is available here