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The American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture (ANSI/LEO-4000) PDF Print E-mail

The ANSI/LEO-4000 certification mark communicates level of sustainability achievement

ANSI/LEO-4000 is a comprehensive sustainable agriculture standard that empowers the entire agricultural supply chain, from producers to consumers, to decisively advance sustainability in agriculture. As a benchmarking standard, it operates as a mechanism to implement and compare sustainability achievements across all users. The Standard was developed using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) multi-stakeholder process and was approved by ANSI on November 13, 2015. The Standard addresses food and nonfood crops.

ANSI/LEO-4000 requires third-party verification of sustainability achievements. Eligible users include producers, processors, manufacturers, distributors, food service providers, brands, retailers, and consumers.

Important Update:

In partnership with Leonardo Academy, ANSI recently announced the launch of their Pilot Accreditation Program for Certifying Bodies (certifiers) for ANSI/LEO-4000. The pilot program is accepting applications through May 10, 2017. For more information, view this press release. To learn how you can participate, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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