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Sustainability Standards

Sustainability Standards

Sustainability Certification Standards provides credibility to the organisation, traceability of the product and assurance to the Customers about the sustainable management of the product w.r.t economic, social and environmental aspect.

Keeping in view the significance and need of the Nation specific certification standards and scheme for India, NCCF was established in 2015 to develop Nation specific yet internationally benchmarked sustainability certification standards in the field of Natural Resources, Forests , Trees outside Forests, Ecotourism , Protected Areas and Wetlands, NWFP, Water, Pet Trade, QPM and many more.

The standards are developed following NCCF’s standard setting protocol ensuring meaningful stakeholder participation and balanced representation 

Stage 1:

 Stakeholder Mapping 

Stage 2:

 Expression of Interest 

Stage 3:

 Announcement of standard setting and invitations 

Stage 4: 

Creation of SDG & TWG 

Stage 5: 

Creation of draft base standard document by TWG

Stage 6:

Extended Stakeholder outreach & revision 

Stage 7: 

Review & revision of base document and submission to SDG-TWG 

Stage 8: 

Public Consultation (60 days) 

Stage 9: 

Pilot Testing 

Stage 10: 

Consensus Building on Final draft 

Stage 11: 

Formal approval of the standard from Governing Body

Periodic Revision of the standard  

NCCF is developing standards in the field of -
- Forest Management Certification Standard
- Trees outside Forests Certification Standard
- Non Wood Forest Products Certification Standard 
- Protected Areas and Wetlands Standard
- Quality Planting Material Certification Standard 
- Ecotourism Standard (On-going)
- Biofuels and Biomass Standard (On-going)
- Pet Trade (On-going)

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