For Life Programme: Certification Standard for Corporate Social Responsibility


The For Life Programme defines a global approach for sustainable development. It is aimed at organisations and companies wishing to:

  • Demonstrate their commitment to sound practices in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • Optimize supplier selection processes by easily identifying business partners that share their values and commitment to CSR principles.

For Life advantages

  • A tool to manage social & environmental risks both at company & supplier level
  • The ability to highlight your commitment towards your stakeholders
  • An independent third-party certification
  • An internationally recognized programme, based on key baseline reference standards (ISO 26000, ILO conventions, social criteria of IFOAM, etc.)
  • An approach of continuous improvement, and the possibility to assess overall performance with regards to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The commitment to For life can be highlighted through logo use on products if every actor of the supply chain has been controlled according to the For life standard and under conditions


KEY IMPACT THEMES:


Social Development

It is crucial to first ask the needs of the communities we operate in. We often support social development through providing our suppliers with health and educational resources. Our seedling program enables the continued use of natural and organic products

Relationships & Community

Creating long term commitments and building relationships of trust are very important to us. We are in a unique position because of our proximity to origin and have a quick and clear line of communication with our suppliers.

Fair Compensation

Fair compensation is crucial in addressing poverty alleviation, protecting marginalized individuals, and in keeping traditional industries alive. For example, it is a major investment for a family to rely on cinnamon as their primary source of income as trees take up to 20 years to mature.

Environment

We have zero tolerance for habitat destruction. Chemicals are avoided and replanting and harvesting responsibly to conserve biodiversity is encouraged. We provide education about native species and types of endangered animals to look out for.

Human Rights

Human rights must always be respected. We strive to combat social injustices like gender discrimination, child labor, or forced and involuntary work. We provide safe labor conditions, free of physical and verbal abuse.

Transparency

We use internal standards as well as third party verification to guarantee the application of the principles we hold dear. Rigorous yearly audits keep our certificates up to date.