We Care

Sus­taina­bility cer­ti­fi­cation for the food industry which focuses on sus­taina­bility management in both com­panies and across their entire supply chains.

We Care-cer­tified com­panies

We Care – the sus­taina­bility label for food com­panies and their entire supply chains

We Care – sup­porting an across-the-board approach to sus­taina­bility

We Care-cer­tified com­panies take an across-the-board approach to sus­taina­bility across their supply chains and are com­mitted to con­ti­nuous impro­vement. We Care focuses sys­te­ma­ti­cally on all relevant sus­taina­bility issues, from cul­ti­vation in the country of origin to mar­keting in the local super­market.

We Care – the new cor­porate sus­taina­bility label

Cer­ti­fi­cation does not focus on auditing indi­vidual (flagship) pro­ducts but examines a company’s overall management approach. This ensures that We Care-cer­tified com­panies operate trans­par­ently for the benefit of people and the envi­ronment.

We Care – inde­pendent and aut­ho­ri­tative

Inde­pendent cer­ti­fi­cation bodies ensure that cer­tified com­panies meet their due dili­gence obli­ga­tions across their supply chains and make every effort to con­ti­nually improve their sus­taina­bility per­for­mance. Cer­ti­fi­cation bodies also oversee and con­ti­nually develop their cer­ti­fi­cation pro­grammes to ensure they meet the highest stan­dards. This improves envi­ron­mental and CSR (cor­porate social respon­si­bility) stan­dards throughout the supply chain.

We Care – incor­po­rates and com­ple­ments existing labels

We Care incor­po­rates and com­ple­ments many indi­vidual labels and certifications.Because reco­g­nises existing cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, there is no need to spend unnecessary time and effort intro­ducing mul­tiple envi­ron­mental and CSR standards.We Care covers four areas of action

We Care’s respon­sible body

The German division of the Research Institute of Organic Agri­culture e.V. (FiBL Germany) is the body respon­sible for the We Care standard. FiBL holds all the rights to the standard and the We Care label.


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We Care covers four areas of action

Equi­valent cer­ti­fi­ca­tions relating to envi­ron­mental management and employee respon­si­bility areas of action that already exist within a company are taken into account during the audit and are included in the cer­ti­fi­cation. This avoids dupli­cating auditing efforts.

Cor­porate Gover­nance

Areas of action:
  • Cor­porate values
  • Con­side­ration of stake­holders
  • Mate­riality ana­lysis
  • Process inte­gration
  • Emer­gency and crisis management
  • Cor­porate objec­tives
  • Product range policy and product deve­lo­pment
  • Employee training
  • Internal audits
  • Management review
  • Com­pliance
  • Com­plaint handling
  • Cor­porate com­mu­ni­ca­tions

Supply Chain Management

Areas of action:
  • Basic sus­taina­bility requi­re­ments in supply chain management
  • Con­tractual arran­ge­ments and fair part­ner­ships
  • CSR risks in the supply chain
  • Envi­ron­mental risks in the supply chain
  • Animal welfare risks in the supply chain
  • Sup­plier con­fir­mation of com­pliance
    with sus­taina­bility stan­dards
  • Sup­plier approval, sup­plier management and sup­plier deve­lo­pment
  • Ope­ra­tional pro­cu­rement

Employee Respon­si­bility

Areas of action:
  • Employee issues within cor­porate values and the mate­riality ana­lysis
  • Employment con­tracts and con­di­tions
  • Remu­ne­ration and employee benefits
  • Working hours
  • Employee deve­lo­pment, training and edu­cation
  • Occu­pa­tional health and safety
  • Equality and anti-dis­cri­mi­nation
  • Disci­plinary pro­ce­dures
  • Freedom of asso­ciation and the right to coll­ective bar­gaining
  • Exclusion of child and forced labour
  • Lea­dership and cor­porate culture

Envi­ron­mental Management

Areas of action:
  • Envi­ron­mental impact and envi­ron­mental cri­teria
  • Energy management
  • Climate pro­tection
  • Waste management
  • Water management
  • Soil management
  • Bio­di­ver­sität
  • Animal welfare
  • Pro­tection of the sur­rounding envi­ronment
  • Handling of chemicals/hazardous sub­s­tances
  • Property/building equipment/
  • Employee mobility
  • Logi­stics