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FSS Handbook

Handbook for Auditors

The Handbook for Auditors is a practical guidance that explains the Food Security Standard (pillars/principles) and its use within the framework of sustaibalibity standards.


The Handbook for Auditors provides background information, describes in detail the FSS scope, how the FSS is implemented within the framework of a sustainability standards systems, the audit procedures and the purpose and structure of the audit tools, on the FSS and its design.
It also explains the pillars and principles on which the FSS criteria and indicators are based.

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The Food Security Standard (FSS) takes into account the Right to adequate Food in agricultural production. Applying the FSS in sustainability certification systems ensures that farmers, workers, and neighbouring communities are food secure.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, independent of politics and religion. It was established in 1962, as the German section of the “Freedom from Hunger Campaign”.

Meo Carbon Solutions is an independent consulting company with a focus on sustainable development solutions, smallholder empowerment and social compliance, sustainability certification and carbon footprint improvement. Meo is working on a global scale and supporting the application of the FSS.

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