IFFO RS CoC V2.0

Development of the IFFO RS Chain of Custody Standard V2.0 

In order to safeguard the IFFO RS CoC standard’s relevancy, robustness and credibility, as well as satisfying market requirements, the IFFO RS Governing Body Committee agreed with the proposal to undertake the development of the new IFFO RS CoC version 2.0.

Proposed changes to the standard will cover effective integrated management systems, subcontractors, labelling and logo control, personnel competencies, social and environmental aspects. In addition, traceability and mass balance exercises will be included in the new version and the activities of the users such as traders, refiners, storage will be differentiated.

Public Consultation now open:

The proposed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the development of the new version of the IFFO RS Chain of Custody standard V2.0 opened for a 30 Public Consultation on 18th September 2018, closing for comment on 18th October 2018. 

To submit your comments on the proposed ToR for the development of the new version of the IFFO RS Chain of Custody V2.0, please download the complete ToR from the downloads section on this page and submit your comments via the IFFO RS comment form on the contact page or email standards@iffors.com directly.

The proposed principal objectives for Version 2.0 are as follows:

  • To continue to meet the objectives set in the development of Version 1 of the IFFO RS CoC Standard
  • To prevent non IFFO RS compliant product being labelled as IFFO RS.
  • To ensure that IFFO RS CoC v2 remains relevant, robust and fit for purpose.

The proposed Main Version 2.0 Key Development Activities are:

  • To conduct an impact assessment on current IFFO RS CoC Standard holders to determine what affect these proposed new criteria will have on their capability to comply with the new standard
  • To develop a new set of IFFO RS CoC conformance criteria to take into account TACCP and VACCP criteria to try and mitigate fraudulent acts and enhance traceability assurance within a supply chain entity
  • To develop a new set of IFFO RS CoC conformance criteria to take into account mass balance calculations to verify the volume of certified material as it is processed or handled by the supply chain
  • To develop a new set of IFFO RS CoC conformance criteria to take into account better controls on the use of the IFFO RS Logo and claim and the withdrawal of non-compliant IFFO RS complaint fish meal and fish oil
  • To develop a new set of IFFO RS CoC conformance criteria to take into account ILO conventions (e.g. 29, 105, 138) to assess the social and welfare rights of employees within the CoC.
  • To develop a new set of IFFO RS CoC conformance criteria to take into account the environment impacts (e.g. waste management) of the participating client.