Certification bodies are assessed and monitored by the relevant authorities and bodies, as part of the approval process. Based on qualification and competency, SDS has been approved by:
- Starbucks (Cq. SCS Global Services) as the Verification Organization for the C.A.F.E. Practices program since 2010.
- 4C Association as the Verifier Company of the Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) since 2012.
- UTZ Certified as the Certification Body for UTZ Certified program (coffee, cocoa and tea) since 2013.
Our personnel have been authorized as Auditors and Lead Auditors in organic agriculture standards such as EU, USDA-NOP and JAS along with other sustainability standards such as Bird Friendly Coffee, Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).