Trade Centre (ITC), a technical agency of the United Nations and
World Trade Organization, has recently launched its Standards Map website (www.standardsmap.org): an interactive
tool to review and analyse private standards.
ITC is working in
close relationship with over 60 Private Sustainability Standards
(such as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, the Forest Stewardship
Council...) to present their systems in the Standards Map web-tool.
Standards Map provides access to
comprehensive information on these private standards and aims to
increase opportunities for sustainable production and trade. Information and data included in Standards Map covers the standards and codes’ requirements, enforcement processes,
audit and certification/verification mechanisms. These standards
collectively operate in more than 200 countries and certify or
verify over 80 different product groups.
Additional standards will be continually added to the Standards Map web-tool. The website is also
fully accessible in Spanish and French.
Standards Map is granted for free to all organizations based in developing countries,
and is granted to organizations based in developed countries
against payment of an annual license fee of 900 USD.
Associates welcomes your comments and feedback on
the relevance and utility of the ITC service to