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Development of an environmental analysis and management tool
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART

Development of an online platform (SaaS model) to easily carry out an environmental analysis and manage the corresponding actions for SME's in the organic sector

outcome

Environmental analysis and monitoring online tool hosted by the union and accessible by its members
Agri-food SME, France
Technical diagnosis towards IFS certification of a production line
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of the business practices of a company specialised in fruit processing
  • Interviews with various departments (Purchasing, Production, Quality Assurance, etc.)
  • Diagnosis on the field of the industrial site
  • Training of technical teams on the regulations and advice on the processes to be implemented in order to facilitate the launch of an IFS production line
  • Preparation of a report that includes a corrective action plan to be implemented in order to obtain certification.

outcome

Launch of an IFS fruit processing and packaging line.
FAO
Analysis of carbon offset market trends in the agri-food sector
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Mapping the landscape of the players involved in the carbon offset market (regulatory bodies, private companies, label owners, etc.)
  • Document review of existing methodologies and trends
  • Interviews with the various sector players to analyse strengths and weaknesses of the established evaluation and promotion systems.

outcome

In progress
International cosmetics group
Diagnosis prior to the launch of a line of natural and organic cosmetics
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of the business practices of a company in the cosmetics sector
  • Interviews with various departments (Purchasing, Production, Quality Assurance, etc.)
  • Field Diagnosis of the industrial site
  • Training of technical teams on the Cosmos standard and advice on the process to be implemented in order to facilitate the launch of an organic cosmetics line
  • Report with a corrective action plan

outcome

Launch of 5 organic cosmetic references
International consulting company
Assistance in setting up three organic production chains
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Identification of the upstream and downstream players of the three production chains concerned: lentisk, prickly pear, beekeeping products
  • Diagnosis of current production practices
  • Proposal of an action plan for the rollout of organic farming
  • Development of tools and technical guides tailored to each sector (conversion period, production and processing practices, labelling, etc.)
  • Training of producers and instructors to ensure the continuity of the project.

outcome

Training of more than 150 producers and technicians
FAO
Creation of two pilot geographical indications
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Identification of specific products eligible for geographical indication
  • Defining characteristics with regard to the geographical area
  • Setting up a system of official signs of quality and origin in the Bursa province
  • Strengthening the legal and institutional framework
  • Structuring and training of producer groups
  • Marketing test to assess the attractiveness of the product.

outcome

Launch of two geographical indications in Bursa, Turkey
International Agri-food group
Market study in Asia and Middle East
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of the organic market in Asia and the Middle East
  • Advice on a positioning strategy for new products
  • Regulatory and technical support for defining the production conditions to be implemented in these markets.

outcome

Proposal of 3 market positioning scenarios
Agri-food cooperative
Diagnosis prior to Fair For Life labelling
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Technical diagnosis within a cooperative with strong local involvement and committed to sustainable production
  • Analysis of practices within the cooperative, interviews and field visits to evaluate strengths and areas for improvement of the functioning of the cooperative
  • Training of the various departments (Production, Quality Assurance, Marketing) on the Fair For Life label
  • Synthesis report including the advice of fair trade experts.

outcome

Launch of products with the Fair For Life label
International cosmetics group
Assistance in monitoring a sustainability programme
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Guiding the group to achieve the objectives of its sustainability programme
  • Analysis of raw material production chains and definition of the best strategy for evaluating and monitoring social and environmental performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Support the implementation of multi-party contracts to ensure the commitment of all sector players towards a sustainable production and value distribution method.

outcome

39 performance indicators evaluated each year, assistance with the signing of 10 multi-party contracts
ASEAN
Assistance in the implementation of common certification and accreditation procedures
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART

As part of the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP)

  • Analysis of existing certification systems for Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in each ASEAN member state (10 countries)
  • Development of tools for a coordinated implementation and application of the ASEAN GAP standard by competent authorities, auditors, producers and consumers.

outcome

Creation of certification and accreditation manuals to be applied by all ASEAN member states.
Corporate foundation
Assessment of funding requests for Forest-Climate projects
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Creation of frameworks for funding requests
  • Implementation of didactic support materials and a project evaluation
  • Development of a credible and pragmatic evaluation system to support the funding decisions of the foundation for Forest-Climate projects (reforestation, carbon offset, etc.).

outcome

Comprehensive project analysis tool to improve the reliability of funding decisions
International cosmetics group
Creation of a third-party Evaluation tool
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the responsible sourcing programme for cosmetic raw materials and textile accessories
  • Development of an environmental and social assessment grid for the production chains of these raw materials and accessories
  • Carrying out assessments in 24 countries
  • Reporting and proposing action plans to further develop the production chains and improve impact.

outcome

32 production chains periodically evaluated since 2009
Central purchasing office
Benchmark of aquaculture and sustainable fishing label
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of sustainable fishing and aquaculture labels
  • Participation in the development of a seafood purchasing strategy
  • Creation of an internal private standard of good practices for the responsible purchase of fishery and aquaculture products.

outcome

9 sustainable fisheries and aquaculture labels analysed Creation of an internal private standard of good purchasing practices for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.
International cosmetics group
Guidance on the labelling strategy of the group
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of the constraints and opportunities associated with the positioning of the company in the organic and natural market
  • Interviews with various departments (R&D, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Marketing and Production)
  • Advice on internal organization for the successful launch of organic products
  • Training and skills enhancement for the teams.

outcome

6 awareness raising sessions, 60 people assisted during the project
Beverage specialty stores
Tools development to promote the quality system
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Diagnosis with advice to promote the quality system
  • Training of teams to raise their awareness of the approach implementation
  • Preparation of a charter setting out the main principles of the quality approach.

outcome

Creation of risk analysis and quality system monitoring tools
International textile group
Diagnosis prior to the launch of GOTS- certified clothes
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of the business practices of a company in the printing sector
  • Interviews with various departments (Purchasing, Production, Quality Assurance, etc.)
  • Field diagnosos of the industrial site
  • Training of technical teams on the GOTS standard
  • Advice on the processes to be implemented in order to facilitate the launch of a line of certified products
  • Report that includes a corrective action plan

outcome

Launch of 20 organic references for clothing textiles
International Agri-food group
Diagnosis prior to the international launch of organic products
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of the business practices of a company within its various departments (Purchasing, Production, Quality Assurance, Marketing, etc.) and on different production sites worldwide
  • Training of technical teams on organic regulations
  • Advice on the process to be implemented in order to facilitate the launch of different product lines in each target country.

outcome

Launch of organic products in 43 countries
International NGO
Assistance in the promotion strategy of agricultural products
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Strategic analysis of the promotion scenarios for two processed agricultural products from Burkina Faso: cashew nuts and dried mango
  • Interviews with sector players and local authorities
  • Cost-benefit comparative analysis of possible quality signs: organic, geographical indications, fair trade, etc.

outcome

Preparation of an action and budget plan for each promotion scenario
International Agri-food group
Technical diagnosis of cocoa cooperatives
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Analysis of practices within the cooperatives committed to sustainable cocoa production
  • Interviews and field visits to evaluate strengths and areas for improvement of the functioning of the producer cooperatives
  • Preparation of a synthesis report including advice to improve the quality of sourcing

outcome

40 cooperatives involved, 47 visits to producer and supplier cooperatives
Forestry group
Preparation of technical specifications
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Identification of the local stakeholders
  • Modification of the FSC standard in partnership with FSC France to adapt the FSC standard to New Caledonia
  • Creation and organisation of workshops to assist in the preparation of the technical specifications
  • Definition and preparation of inspection criteria and indicators
  • Coordination of the validation process with FSC International.

outcome

FSC recognition at the national level
Agri-food SME, France
Guidance of the "Food safety culture" implementation
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Definition and implementation of Food Safety Culture Identification of challenges in line with the strategy of the general management
  • Goal setting and participatory development of the action plan
  • Operational rollout of the Food Safety Culture project

outcome

Definition of a Food Safety Culture policy and rollout of tools to facilitate the process
Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI)
Creation of a traceability tool for the vanilla sector
DISCOVER ECOCERT COUNTERPART
  • Support for the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI), an organisation that gathers the main players in the vanilla sector, in order to improve the traceability of the sector
  • Field diagnosis and analysis of the challenges of the international vanilla market (product quality and traceability, price volatility, etc.)
  • Preparation of technical specifications for traceability and support for the development of a digital traceability tool
  • Field evaluation and testing of the tools developed.

outcome

The involvement of 80,000 collectors, 6,000 middlemen and 100 exporters in the long term
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