Minimum requirements

The minimum requirements refer to the Minimum Indicators of UEBT’s Ethical BioTrade Standard and are the following:

Maintaining characteristics of ecosystems and natural habitats

The applicant is not engaged, directly or indirectly, in any processes to convert either natural habitats to agricultural systems or natural forest to other productive systems.

Agricultural practices

The applicant does not, directly or indirectly, use pesticides banned under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), that fall under WHO Categories I and II and/or are listed in the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.

Ethical business relations

The applicant is not, directly or indirectly, involved in any immoral transactions in business relations according to international covenants, national law and practices (OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and UN Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods).

Child Labour

The applicant protects children through at least the respect of the ILO Conventions on the Minimum Age Convention and on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour.

Respect for human rights

The applicant takes measures to ensure the respect for human rights and there is no evidence of non-respect nor of restrictive/discriminatory policies or practices.