This document specifies high-level requirements for management systems for sustainable cocoa bean production, including post-harvest processes, if applicable, and traceability of the sustainably produced cocoa beans within the organization producing the cocoa beans.
NOTE 1 Post-harvest processes include pod-breaking, fermentation, drying, sorting, packing, transport and storage of cocoa beans.
Only organizations that fulfil both the cocoa sustainability management system requirements of either this document or ISO 34101‑4:2019, Annex A or B, and the performance requirements of ISO 34101‑2 can claim their cocoa beans have been sustainably produced.
NOTE 2 ISO 34101-4 specifies the requirements for cocoa sustainability management systems at entry and medium levels.
Status: PublishedPublication date: 2019-05
Edition: 1Number of pages: 38
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 34/SC 18 Cocoa
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