About Climate Friendly® Certification

Carbon Friendly certifies crops where producers have made a commitment to sustainable farming practices. The aim of the certification is to encourage farmers to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and acknowledge farmers that have already adopted regenerative farming practices. GHG reduction measures in the agriculture industry play a substantial role in mitigating the effects of climate change – with enough farmers adopting sustainable farming practices, the effects of climate change can be reversed.

What is Certified Climate Friendly®?

To be certified Climate Friendly®, farming operations need to have shown a reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the same agricultural crop/product over a period of time.
To determine whether a farm is Climate Friendly®, we use an international accounting methodology that is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol guidelines and directives.
This includes examining the GHG emissions from a wide range of stipulated emission sources – from fertiliser and fuel use, all the way to the point of processing or distribution delivery. Apart from examining these emission levels, we also consider emission savings from soil carbon accumulation, in particular in the form of improved agricultural management and increased native vegetation zones. In the event that the production system has a net carbon credit (savings exceeds emissions), the farming operation can also be classified as Carbon FriendlyTM.

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Why Certified Climate Friendly®?

For The Farmer

Our Climate Friendly® certification recognises farmers for their contribution in reducing their impact on climate change. Our certificate acknowledges eco-minded farmers that have committed to more sustainable practices, and who are farming ‘for our future’. Farmers are now able to track their own progress – they are audited on a regular basis and our team of agronomists/scientists provide advice for continual improvement. The QR Codes in our certification labels connects the farmer with the consumer.
They can now explain their sustainability journey directly to them.

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For The Consumer

Conscious consumers can now shop for sustainable foods with our Climate Friendly® certification. The consumer can now see exactly which farm the food comes from and how it was produced. Consumers can now identify foods that meet the sustainability criteria and choose to support farmers who are committed to reversing the effects of climate change. Our certification provides transparency and traceability.

For The Retailer

Retailers are now putting a high priority and emphasis on sustainability. The Climate Friendly® certification provides retailers with the opportunity to distinguish ‘eco-friendly foods’ over their traditional counterparts. With more consumers wanting retailers to help them shop more sustainably and favouring food retailers that care for the environment, our certificate provides retailers with a competitive edge by satisfying the needs of enviro-conscious consumers. Retailers also play a fundamental role in driving farmers’ ecological practices and speeding up their adoption – by shaping a more positive farmer attitude towards sustainable farming, providing incentives and building consumer awareness.

Climate Friendly® Certification Standard

Our Climate Friendly® Certification Standard is a voluntary standard for farmers who want to be Climate Friendly® certified. The Climate Friendly® certification has been developed by farmers, environmental scientists and agronomists who are passionate about sustainable agriculture, and it is based on the International Greenhouse Gas Protocol guidelines and directives. We have aligned to the Performance Tracking comparison type in the Standard, where we compare the emissions performance of the same product over time.

Our Climate Friendly Certification Standard (CF-IP 2110771) will be certified by an independent international certifying body. The certification body verifies the integrity of the application of the methodologies, as well as the consistent application of the Standard when assessments are carried out.