The Rainforest Alliance 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard (SAS) as a single agriculture sustainability standard and certification program is the result of the merger of Rainforest Alliance and UTZ in 2018. Rainforest Alliance is a certification program for the sustainable production and supply chain of different kind of crops such as Cocoa, Coffee, Tea, Fruit, Nuts, Vegetable, Oil Palm, Flowers, and Banana. Rainforest Alliance certification strengthens your position in the market, assuring your customers that your agricultural products are grown and harvested on farms that promote social, economic, and environmental standards for sustainable agriculture. Certification to this standard encompasses ecosystem conservation, wildlife protection, along with fair treatment and good working conditions for workers.

The Rainforest Alliance 2020 Certification Program provides the foundation for the approach to reimagining certification. The new standard, assurance system and related data and technology systems are designed to deliver more value to the many people and businesses around the world that use Rainforest Alliance certification as an essential tool to support sustainable agricultural production and supply chains. The seal means that the certified product was produced using methods that support the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic, and environmental. Traceability is the key component in the program in which the certificate holder must account for all sales of certified product. The certificate holder must register each transaction of certified product in the Rainforest Alliance’s systems to allow for the issuance of transaction certificates.