Leading international certification organizations for sustainable food production enable businesses to buy and sell certified products
Friend of the Earth and Friend of the Sea, the world’s leading sustainability certification programs for food production, have launched an online Sustainable Marketplace and accompanying mobile app. These digital markets enable businesses with Friend of the Earth and Friend of the Sea certifications to buy and sell certified products on a worldwide basis. Friend of the Earth and Friend of the Sea are part of the World Sustainability Organization, an industry-independent NGO.
“Sustainability will only work if it facilitates business success,” explains Bray, Director of the World Sustainability Organization. “This marketplace is intended to reward companies that make the commitment to sustainable practices. As consumers increasingly express a preference for environmentally conscious brands, this marketplace can help serve demand and stimulate mutual success amongst our member companies.”
The marketplace is free to join. Over 1,000 customers and suppliers that are part of the Friend of the Earth and Friend of the Sea certification programs are eligible to participate. They can post products for sale along with requests to buy. The bidder and requester are anonymous at the initial stage of the transaction. For example, a Friend of the Sea-certified seafood producer might offer 20 tons of Atlantic Mackerel for sale and accept bids for this sale. Or, a company might request a certain monthly tonnage of Friend of the Earth-certified tomato sauce or Italian wine and consider offers it receives on the marketplace.
Accompanying the web-based marketplaces is the free “Sustainable Marketplace” mobile app. The app offers identical functionality to the online marketplace and it is available on both Android and iOS stores. The online site is reachable from the Friend of the Sea and Friend of the Earth home pages.
About Friend of the Earth
Friend of the Earth a project of the World Sustainability Organization, awards sustainable practices in agriculture and farming. Its principles are: the preservation and protection of the ecosystem, the use of integrated pest management practices, improved energy efficiency, recources optimization, regulatory compliance, chain of custody and corporate social responsibility. Audits are based on the best up-to-date data and run by independent certification bodies. Friend of the Earth also supports preservation and conservation projects in collaboration with national and international institutions, universities and research institutes.
For more information, visit https://www.friendoftheearth.org/
About Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea, a project of the World Sustainability Organization, awards sustainable practices in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fishmeal and Omega 3 Fish Oil. The organization promotes pilot projects related to restaurants, sustainable shipping, whale and dolphin-watching, aquaria, ornamental fish, UV creams and others. It is the only sustainable fisheries and aquaculture certification program recognized and supervised globally by European National Accreditation Agencies.
For more information, visit https://friendofthesea.org/