Protect & Sustain Certification
The IFA “Protect & Sustain” certification proposes a practical framework for implementing product stewardship practices, as well as tools to maintain them and measure the progress achieved.
Protect & Sustain was developed by IFA members for IFA members, with independent auditors DNV-GL and SGS, and has become the de facto global product stewardship standard for fertilizers.
Six areas are examined: management system, product development and planning, sourcing and contractor management, manufacturing techniques, supply chain to customer, as well as marketing, sales and application.
What makes this certification distinctive is the focus on product security and the in-depth coverage of the whole supply chain: from raw material sourcing to security of fertilizer sales.
The certification process usually takes between three to five months.
Protect & Sustain is available for fertilizers producers and other companies in the fertilizer value chain (fertilizer distributors, ports, traders and transporters).