The Verification System

The UEBT verification system is based on the Ethical BioTrade Standard.

In order to gradually implement the Standard in all its operations and prioritised supply chains, a UEBT trading member commits to:

  • Developing a Biodiversity Management System – framework of the company’s sourcing practices.
  • Establishing publicly available Ethical BioTrade sourcing targets.
  • Developing three-year work plans for the gradual implementation of the UEBT Standard.
  • Assessing the level of priority of the supply chains with help of the Ingredient Portfolio Assessment Tool (IPA).
  • Undergoing independent audits against the Ethical BioTrade Standard every three years.
  • Submitting annual reports on progress made.
  • Continuously improving the Ethical BioTrade sourcing practices by periodically redefining priorities, undergoing independent verification and updating annual work plans every three years.