The Cannabis Conservancy Sustainability Standards

 

rewarding cultivators for their commitment to sustainability

 

Through Certification cultivators demonstrate their industry and sustainability leadership, openness and accountability. The Cannabis Conservancy Sustainability Standards were developed specifically for the Cannabis industry, considering all of its unique components. The Sustainability Standards take a holistic approach to assure TCC Certified Sustainable Cannabis is the most sustainably cultivated Cannabis on the planet.

policy and implementation

land and infrastructure

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cultivation practices

harvest

water

energy

waste

sustainability standards

 

The Cannabis Conservancy auditing and certification activities are in alignment with internationally recognized benchmarks for certification body accountability including ISO 17065, ISO 17021:2011 and ISO 31010:2009, with an emphasis on the following areas:

 consistency

   The TCC assessment and certification system is designed to achieve consistent results in multiple contexts and with different staff. This is essential to having a reliable assurance program that can ensure replicable results across the program.

competence

TCC  personnel have  demonstrated experience, training and technical knowledge of quality assurance and sustainable Cannabis production and are able to interpret and apply the intent of the Standards in all situations. Having competent management and implementation of the TCC program ensures greater integrity and efficiency in the implementation of the system.

transparency

TCC certification system is transparent and is under the scrutiny of stakeholders, thus reducing the risk of corruption or conflict of interest. TCC is completely independent from any laboratories, input producers or suppliers. Transparency builds confidence in the certification standard as the public is more trusting of institutions that are open.

detail

The TCC certification process and detailed level of inquiry assure adequate intensity of the assurance process. This includes how clients are sampled, how often, and how thoroughly, intensity of surveillance, and the level of stakeholder engagement in the assurance process.

impartiality

Clients of TCC are treated fairly and objectively. Impartiality can be demonstrated through  our detailed internal QMS process  that outlines auditor independence and  provisions for transparency and stakeholder engagement.

  accessibility

Certification Standards and organization programs that are accessible help support the sustainability objectives of the Standards system.  The TCC objective is to provide accessible certification services that are affordable to clients who fall within the scope, are socially responsive, easily understandable, and within reach of our target clients.

protecting your knowledge

 

TCC’s confidentiality protocols are designed to safeguard disclosure of each individual’s niche application and cultivation methodologies.  We protect our clients’ information through our process of anonymous serialization.

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