The IFS Food Standard is GFSI benchmarked, with a focus on the products and their production processes to evaluate a company’s ability to produce safe, authentic, and quality products according to legal requirements and customer specifications.
It supports businesses across the food manufacturing sector in meeting the growing transparency and traceability demands in the market and contributes to improving product integrity and increasing efficiency.
IFS Logistics is a GFSI benchmarked Standard to be implemented by companies whose activities are logistics oriented for food and non-food products, including transport, storage, loading / unloading, etc. It applies to all types of transport: delivery by road, rail, ship, or plane; frozen / refrigerated products or ambient stable products. This Standard also applies to freezing and thawing service providers, simple ripening processes of fruit, as well as for logistics companies using service providers for their transport and / or storage activities.
IFS Broker is a GFSI benchmarked Standard to be implemented by companies/persons who carry out trading activities related to food, household, and personal care products and/or packaging materials. It is designed to assist the trading parties to ensure that they have implemented appropriate measures in their services, so that their suppliers operate in accordance with product safety and quality requirements.
ESG Check is a voluntary tool that companies can use to become familiar with sustainability requirements. The IFS ESG Check helps to record involvement in Environmental, Social, and Governance issues in small and mid-sized companies, thus guiding businesses into the next phase of their growth. The criteria of the IFS ESG Check can be assessed as an extra to annual IFS Certification audits and shall be performed onsite. Companies that are not IFS-certified can also benefit from this new program. The Carbon Footprint module assesses the carbon footprint management system, including the company’s carbon footprint calculation. It is an additional voluntary module complementing the IFS ESG Check basic module and provides a framework that allows company to measure and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of its sustainability management monitor its progress.