Ethical Trade consultation 2010

The Soil Association consulted on changes to the Ethical Trade standards in September 2010.

Our Ethical Trade certification scheme made rapid progress over the last year and as we gained further experience of auditing to our standards, we identified a number of areas in which improvements could be made. The consultation paper below proposed several small standards changes that aimed to resolve issues related to the practical implementation of the scheme while maintaining robust and meaningful criteria to inspect against.

Following positive feedback and some useful suggestions, the proposed standards changes have gone ahead with some small adjustments. You can now view the revised Ethical Trade standards in full: