Standardisation and harmonisation

Shared international standards and the harmonisation of policies, metrics and reporting are essential to achieving effective and constructive change. Standardisation and harmonisation enables a wide range of entities – countries, companies and other organizations – to account for and report in a credible, practical and internationally consistent manner. Example areas of concern include certification of Fairtrade commodities, the measurement of food waste at national and global levels, or carbon footprints associated with the food sector.