- Protected Harvest is a standards setting and third-party certifier of sustainably-grown food products.
- Buyers of Protected Harvest-certified products can be assured that claims of environmental and social sustainability performance are specific, measureable, and verifiable.
- Protected Harvest growers are assessed and audited on water, air, and soil quality, wildlife protection and social impacts on workers and the community.
Protected Harvest is organized as an independent nonprofit organization governed by a Sustainability Council of leading environmental NGOs, scientists, and practitioners that approve sustainability standards. Accredited certification firms conduct annual audits and issue certification. Daily operations of Protected Harvest are managed by SureHarvest.