Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform)

Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) version 3.0

The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) is the primary global food & drink value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture. Initiated in 2002 by Nestlé, Unilever and Danone, it today has more than 80 members, which support the protection and improvement of the natural environment as well as the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities. The SAI Platform has developed the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA), a tool to assess and improve farms’ sustainability. The tool was used to benchmark existing codes and schemes, such as ISCC.

Following the benchmark, ISCC PLUS and ISCC EU have been determined as FSA Gold level equivalent – meeting 100% essential, 100% intermediate and 82% advanced level questions of the FSA 3.0.

The equivalence of ISCC with SAI Platform’s FSA 3.0 opens new doors for ISCC system users on a global level and enables them to access new markets with only one certificate.