Membership conditions

UEBT Members commit to supporting and following Ethical BioTrade Principles and Criteria by:

  1. Adhering to the articles of association of the Union for Ethical BioTrade;
  2. Meeting the minimum requirements laid out in the Ethical BioTrade standard;
  3. Paying an annual membership fee based on turn-over;
  4. Committing to the UEBT verification system, including:
    1. Undergoing independent 3rd party verification against the Ethical BioTrade standard, within 6 months after being granted Approved Candidate status.
    2. Develop a work-plan to reach compliance with the UEBT standard within 5 years. This work-plan needs to be submitted to the UEBT Secretariat for approval by the committees.
    3. Commit to implementation of the work-plan, report on the progress made in its implementation, and undergo regular independent 3rd party verification towards completion of the work-plan.
    4. Commit to continuous improvement once compliance is achieved.
  1. Adhering to the articles of association of the Union for Ethical BioTrade;
  2. Meeting the minimum requirements laid out in the Ethical BioTrade standard;
  3. Paying an annual membership fee based on the annual budget;
  4. Formally committing to the Ethical BioTrade Principles and Criteria and indicating how they will implement this commitment;
  5. Reporting periodically on the activities undertaken to promote UEBT and the funds invested.