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  • Management Systems
  • Compostability
  • Fiber Chain of Custody (CoC)
  • Food Safety
  • Certified "Biobased" (ASTM6866, ISO16620-2, EN16640)

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Management Systems

BRC Hygiene & Quality Management System


Description: “Developed by retailers and driven by retailers, BRC Global Standards are used by leading global retailers to deliver effective supply chain management, legal compliance and value for money. The BRC standard covers such critical topics as the HACCP System, Quality Management System, Factory Environment Standards, Product Control, Process Control, and Personnel. Supplier benefits include access to top retailer markets with reduced retailer audits. BRC is a benchmark certification standard under the Global Food Safety Initiative.” Source


Quality Management System ISO 9001

Atlantis and Springs

Description: “ISO 9001 was introduced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1987 and has been an internationally-recognized standard for quality management ever since. On September 23, 2017, the current version, known as ISO 9001:2015, was published. It defines the requirements for a quality management system.” Source


SANS 10330-2007

HACCP – Springs

Description: “HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.” Source


BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute)

Description: “The BPI Certification Mark indicates third-party verification of compostability for manufacturers and brand owners to use on products and packaging and for consumers, end-users, and composters to use when determining whether or not a product or package is compostable.  BPI is the only third-party verification of ASTM standards for compostable products in North America.” Source


BNQ (Bureau de Normalization du Québec)

Description: BNQ is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as a certification organization.


OK Compost Vincotte

Description: “This certification system is based on the European standard EN 16785-1 which enables independent assessment of claims on the bio-based content of products. Bio-based content refers to biomass, not only to biobased carbon.” Source


Compost Manufacturing Alliance

Description: "As cities, businesses and residents strive for zero waste, the use of compostable food service ware is increasing. Cedar Grove and members of the Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA) work to support these programs while maintaining a high standard of compost quality across 20 composting facilities throughout the U.S. To accomplish higher food waste diversion and minimize contamination in urban feed stocks, CMA and its affiliated partners provide a program of technical review and field testing of compostable products to determine their true feasibility as food related feedstock when shipped to fully permitted industrial composting facilities.” Source

Fiber Chain of Custody (CoC)

PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)

Description: "At PEFC, we care for forests globally and locally. We work to protect our forests by promoting sustainable forest management through certification. This means we can all benefit from the many products that forests provide now, while ensuring these forests will be around for generations to come." Source


SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative)

Description: "Control Union Certifications focuses on sustainable agriculture supply chains for food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance, and textiles. With a presence in 80+ countries, we manage global marketplace challenges." Source


FSC (Forest Stewardship Council LABELS)

Description: “FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world – from toilet rolls to your favourite book, to that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products. What does the label mean? Simply put: by choosing products with FSC labels, you are helping to take care of the world’s forests.” Source


FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)

Atlantis and Springs

Description: “There are two types of FSC certification: Forest Management and Chain of Custody. In both types of certification, independent FSC-accredited Certification Bodies ("certifiers") verify that all FSC-certified forests conform to the requirements contained within an FSC forest management standard.” Source


Food Safety

All of the below are GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) "approved" programs.

BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

Description: "BRCGS certification meets the GFSI compliance requirements for suppliers to major retailers, brand owners, and manufacturers. BRCGS certification is relevant to any food processing or packing operation in which food is handled, processed, packed, stored, or distributed, including packhouses, slaughterhouses, food processors, canneries, and handlers of high-risk ready-to-eat products. Manage your risk and build confidence in your products with certification to the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety." Source


SQF (Safe Quality Food) Packaging

Description: "Certify your facility to the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program, a comprehensive HACCP-based food safety and quality management certification system." Source


FSAP (Food Safety Alliance for Packaging)

Description: "FSAP is a group of individuals from food companies and the food packaging supply chain dedicated to raising food quality and safety awareness for the food packaging industry." Source


IFS PACsecure

Description: "The IFS PACsecure Standard is for assessing packaging material manufacturing and converting processes concerning product safety, quality, and customer and regulatory compliance." Source



Description: "Certifications show your customers that you are committed to food safety. We’re committed to you. Get a certification team that focuses on food, so you can focus on your business." Source


Certified "Biobased" (ASTM6866, ISO16620-2, EN16640)

OK Biobased Vincotte

Description: "As a result of the increased environmental awareness among customers, there is a growing market for products on a basis of renewable raw materials. And that environmentally conscious motivation on the part of customers is exactly the reason why there is a need for an independent, high-quality guarantee of the renewability of raw materials. The “OK biobased” certification meets that need perfectly." Source


US Department of Agriculture BioPreferred Program

Description: "Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products." Source


UL 9798 BioBased Product Content Validation

Description: "Biobased content refers to materials that are derived in whole or in part from biomass resources. Our team of experts does rigorous scientific analysis to validate your claims regarding your product’s biobased content. This can be done either by reviewing test reports of accredited testing or in case of products generated by a mass balance process by validating the supply chain." Source

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