Resources

Certification Standards

Sustainable Agriculture Network (http://san.ag/web/)

  1. About SAN Sustainability principles
  2. Farm standard

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification
SC standard

Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNRi): http://www.snr-i.org/

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 (http://unfss.org/)

Ecolabels: An index of ecolabels (http://www.ecolabelindex.com)

Standards Map: A database of sustainability Standards (http://www.standardsmap.org)

Certification bodies in India

Accredited FSC certification bodies: http://www.accreditation-services.com/archives/standards/fsc

SCS Global Services (FSC): http://www.scsglobalservices.com/fsc-certified-responsible-forestry

Bureau Veritas (FSC): http://www.bureauveritas.co.in/wps/wcm/connect/bv_com/group/services+sheet/fsc-certification_2868

Nature, Ecology and People Consult (SAN and FSC): http://www.nepcon.net/2/

Rainforest Alliance (SAN): http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/certification-verification

Indocert (SAN): http://www.indocert.org/new/index.php/en/, http://www.indocert.org/new/images/downloads/procedure1.pdf

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: http://www.pic.int/Default.aspx?tabid=1132

A list of 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants has been identified by the Stockholm Convention:  http://chm.pops.int/TheConvention/ThePOPs/TheNewPOPs/tabid/2511/Default.aspx

List of pesticides banned or restricted in India: http://cibrc.nic.in/list_pest_bann.htm

Know more about specific chemicals:

Glyphosate: http://thanal.co.in/uploads/resource/document/Pesticide-briefing–Glyphosate-14236639.pdf

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

http://feralindia.org/ecoag/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/windbarrier.pdf

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

http://feralindia.org/ecoag/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/market.pdf