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FSS in Context:
Certification Schemes in Sustainable Food Systems – a favorable Track?

The first part of our new series on the Food Security Standard in context is released.

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Newsletter – January 2022

• New interactive FSS Risk Analysis Tool
• Release of FSS Explanatory Videos
• FSS Conference Review - Rural21

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From Risk to Impact: Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence

From Risk to Impact: implementing HRDD in agricultural production in the Global South

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Past Events

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  • 17 January 23 16:00

Due Diligence Webinar Series: Preventing and Mitigating Human Rights Risks

FSS Due Diligence Webinar Series: Preventing and mitigating human rights risk – a contribution to local social development Our second online event on 17th January 2023 will focus on practical measures for preventing and mitigating adverse impacts on human rights as well as ensure compliance with upcoming due diligence regulations. Many companies source agricultural commodities from politically and socially fragile regions which are often prone to human rights infringements like hunger. This means that human rights at production level might be at risk and within the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD), companies have the duty to ensure that preventive measures are in place and contribute to local social development. The new obligations for companies from the German Supply Chain Act regarding preventive measures and remedial actions will be introduced by our legal consultants from GvW. Additionally, practical examples like capacity building approaches for local social development and the FOSSEM approach, a step-by-step approach to full Food Security Standard (FSS) certification will be introduced. The event will be held in English. An online registration is required to participate in the event. You will receive the dial-in link after registration via mail. Save the dates for more webinars of the series, registration will start soon: 7th March 2023 - Sustainability certification as a tool to monitor due diligence requirements

  • 29 November 22 16:00

FSS Due Diligence Webinar Series: Hands-On Risk Assessment

The first online event of our FSS Due Diligence Webinar Series on 29th November 2022 explores how the FSS tools can be used to identify human rights risks within a thorough Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) management system. We will also put the FSS context of the upcoming German Due Diligence act under the guidance of a legal consultant. Particular focus is set on potential adverse impacts on food security, how the human right to food relates to other human rights and how to weigh and prioritize risks companies can be confronted with.

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  • 23 August 22 13:00

4C Food Security Add-On Training

In a joint effort, the Food Security Standard and 4C Services sustainability standard for the coffee sector, developed a deeper integration of foodsecurity into the 4C certification system. This voluntary extension of 4C's basic requirements incorporates all FSS principles, criteria, indicators and tools to create the ▶ 4C Food Security Add-On "This way, companies show sensitivity for local challenges and promote a deeper understanding of the food security situation in the region. Gaps and areas for improvement can be identified and a continuous improvement initiated via certification.” – Dr. Rafaël Schneider, FSS Project and Deputy Director Policy Department at Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. Register now for the first 4C Food Security Add-On Training. The training is free to join for anyone interested but registration is required and binding. Places are limited, so best sign up today!

“A practical tool to help fulfil the human right to food.”Dr. Eva Ursula Müller, director-general for Forest, Sustainability and Renewable Resources at the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL).