See process flow.

  1. Apply for certification. Click here for a list of approved Certification Bodies.
  2. Review certification process, perform self-assessment using the Sustainability Standard Checklist document, schedule on-site audit and pay certification costs.
  3. Review Sustainability Standard normative documents in preparation for on-site audit.
  4. Undergo on-site audit.
  5. Audit score and report reviewed from Certification Body, certification granted if approved.