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About On the way to PlanetProof


Certification scheme Plant Products


Step-by-step plan Prepared and Processed Products

There is a step-by-step plan for the certification of Prepared and Processed Products. Review the steps and find out what you need to do to get certified.

Tip: Tip: keep the certification page open while going through the step-by-step plan.

General certification conditions

In addition to the requirements of the certification scheme, it is mandatory to meet SMK’s general conditions.

See conditions
Step 1 - What requirements / scope do I need to meet?

View the certification scheme Chain of Custody. This scheme shows per scope the requirements you need to meet.

Step 2 - Answer the following questions:
  • Do I comply with all mandatory requirements? If not, ensure this with additional or corrective measures. This must be correct during the inspection.
  • Have I scored enough points from the optional measures? There are optional measures for preparing and processing products (chapter 3) and for packaging (chapter 4).
Step 3 - Register with a certification body

Companies can independently apply to a certification body. There are several institutions that perform the inspection. Get a quotation from the certification body or bodies, sign up, and schedule the inspection.

Step 4 - Inspection

During the inspection, make sure that all records – if applicable – are in order.

Step 5 - Certificate and communication

Do you meet all the requirements according to the certification body? Congratulations! You are now an official certificate holder for On the way to PlanetProof and you will receive the certificate.

Be proud of obtaining the On the way to PlanetProof certificate and inform your network and (potential) customers. Explain what it means on your website and share the news via social media.

Note: Generally the On the way to PlanetProof logo should contain your registration number. On this page we give tips and it is possible to request your personalized logo. The communication expressions on the certified products must be approved by the certification body.

Step 6 - Stay focused

The certificate must always be fulfilled. This requires active planning, monitoring, and actions to meet the requirements at all times. If at any time the requirements cannot be met, please report this to the certification body as soon as possible. After obtaining the certificate, an annual check is carried out to confirm that you are continuing to meet the requirements.

Stay focused and ask yourself: “What possibilities do I see for further sustainability, so that I can take the next step ‘On the way to PlanetProof’?”