Equivalence Mechanism

07 / Apr / 17

The Equivalence Mechanism refers to the criteria and process by which the Global Coffee Platform recognizes the inclusion of the principles and practices described in the Baseline Common Code in a standard (scheme) or in programs performed by other operators such as governments, companies, standard systems or others. The criteria include content (sustainabilit y criteria) and criteria to ensure credible implementation of the content (i.e. accompanying criteria).