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Supplement and Ingredient Sustainability and Traceability

Supplement and Ingredient Sustainability and Traceability

The Ethical Sourcing Review™ is one of the most comprehensive and stringent standards developed to improve sustainability of dietary ingredients from natural sources.

Supplement and Ingredient Sustainability and Traceability

The following outline covers subject matter covered in the 100-part ESR™ Sustainability Questionnaire. ESR™ standards are derived from the International Labour Organization Labour Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the UN Forum on Sustainability Standards, WHO GAP, NOP Organic, USP <561> and US FDA 21 CFR 111.


  1. Contact information
  2. Product name
  3. Specifications, nomenclature
  4. Sourcing origin
  5. Land use and inputs
  6. Harvest practices
  7. Plant population care
  8. Raw material processing and labeling


  1. Type and controls
  2. Prices and wages
  3. Non-discrimination
  4. Reciprocity
  5. Communications


  1. Labor practices
  2. Fair wages and prices
  3. Child labor
  4. Harrassment
  5. Working conditions
  6. Worker safety


  1. Legal requirements
  2. Policies and communications
  3. Management responsibilities
  4. Waste management
  5. Emissions
  6. Energy usage

Management and Supply Chain

  1. Written policies
  2. Training
  3. Supplier management
  4. Dealing with non-compliances
  5. Audit program
  6. Geographic risk
  7. Community improvements


Contact us for more information on NaturPro Scientific’s ingredient traceability and ethical sourcing programs. 



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