Challenges of Sustainability Certification

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Challenges of Sustainability Certification
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Sustainability certification is being used globally as a method by which a third party assesses norms and standards with regard to environmental, social and ethical issues. Producers of certified products demonstrate that they perform well in specific areas related to sustainability.
Although such certification measures are not without merits, there are also a growing number of challenges associated with sustainability certification:
  1. SCALE VS. CREDIBILTY: Balancing the need to scale up against the need to remain credible and integer. For example, if all producers no matter how small they are have the opportunity to become certified, actually the whole idea of certification becomes irrelevant. In other words, one could say that the support of certain product lines to scale needs to be traded off against the support of a larger breath of supporters
  2. GLOBAL VS. LOCAL: The balancing of needs for global standards in a globalized world against the nee...Sign up

Challenges of Sustainability Certification in Mining Industry
Gilbert Mlongoti Sinjani, Manager, Zambia, Member
Thanks for your interesting point of view on the challenges being faced to obtain this certification.
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