FSSC 24000 Achieves Integration into ITC Standards Map

On 21 May 2024, the International Trade Center (ITC) officially approved the integration of FSSC 24000 as a sustainability standard into the ITC Standards Map. 

The ITC Standards Map is a comprehensive database developed by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to help organizations assess, compare, and understand global sustainability standards. With detailed information on over 300 voluntary sustainability standards covering products and sectors ranging from agriculture to textiles and garments, forestry, but also to a wide area of services, Standards Map provides transparent, credible information to ensure companies take informed decisions when transitioning towards sustainable production, manufacturing, and trade. The database thereby offers insights into the different sustainability standards’ social, environmental, and economic requirements. These cover topics like labor rights, environmental protection, and fair trade practices.

FSSC 24000 is a Social Management System Scheme designed to help organizations in the consumer goods industry meet social performance requirements. Accredited certification to FSSC 24000 can provide assurance that organizations are fulfilling their social objectives, including providing their workers with a safe working environment, performing due diligence when managing their supply chains, and upholding their work and business ethics.

The official integration of FSSC 24000 into the ITC Standards Map reaffirms its global validation as a credible, transparent, and relevant Social Management Certification Scheme. This endorsement follows its recent SSCI recognition and IAF acceptance as an MLA sub-scope.

The current standards of the ITC Standards Map can be viewed here. To explore the ITC Standards Map profile of FSSC 24000, please click here.

About ITC

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the ITC Standards Map was launched in 2011 to help build vibrant, sustainable export sectors that provide entrepreneurial opportunities, particularly for women, youth, and vulnerable communities.

About FSSC

Foundation FSSC is a global non-profit and independent Scheme owner based in the Netherlands. The FSSC vision is to contribute to creating a better world through ISO Management System-aligned certification schemes for the consumer goods industry and its related supply chain. FSSC’s mission is to provide trust and deliver impact with Schemes that support Certified Organizations to help implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.