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FSSC 24000

Scheme for social management system


FSSC 24000

The FSSC 24000 scheme is a social management system scheme. It aims to support organizations to drive continuous improvement in their management system, protect their brand and acquire an approach that contributes to the sustainable development objectives determined by the united nations.

The scheme is based on: BSI/PAS 24000 – Social Management System and FSSC 24000 Additional Requirements (determined by FSSC stakeholders).

This scheme is intended for organizations in the manufacturing and processing sector (food and non-food), including the provision of services. The only exclusions considered are Processing, manufacturing, and related trade to tobacco and tobacco products, fur and fur products, weapons, explosives, ammunition, and nuclear fuel products.

The FSSC 24000 scheme is aligned with the harmonized ISO structure. Organizations with an established and certified management system will be able to integrate this certification scheme with a focus on compliance with social objectives and performance.

FSSC 24000 Requirements

To obtain FSSC 24000 certification, organizations shall develop, implement, and maintain the following requirements of the scheme:
a. Define the scope of their certification.
This must include the entire site and all workers (permanent, non-permanent, temporary, and part-time). No exclusions are allowed.

b. Maintain evidence of the implementation or integration of the system (recommended at least 3 months), in addition to the requirements of BSI/PAS 24000:2022 which specifies the requirements for a social management system, the additional requirements of the FSSC 24000 scheme and the list of stakeholder board decisions (BoS) containing the decisions applicable to the scheme.

c. Maintain internal auditors with the competence to perform FSSC 24000 audits.

Sector IAF Code Description
Processing and Manufacturing
No food Textiles, clothing, leather
Chemical industry
Other industry
3 Food products (including pet food) and beverages
4 Textile and textile products
5 Leather and leather products
12 Chemicals, chemical products, and fibers
13 Pharmaceutical
14 Rubber and plastic products
6 Wood and wood products
7 Pulp, paper, and paper products
9 Printers
15 Non-metallic mineral products
16 Concrete, cement, lime, plaster, etc.
17 Base metals and fabricated metal products
18 Machinery and equipment
19 Electrical and optical equipment
Other related services
29 Wholesale and retail trade (including agents and intermediaries
and e-commerce)
30 Hotels and restaurants
31 Transportation and storage

Other services

  • Employment activities
  • Cleaning services

Other social services

  • Waste management
  • Pest control services


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Improved labor relations, health, and safety at work

Driving continuous improvement on critical social issues

Application of due diligence in your supply chain management

Implement a social management system in your organization.


Process to obtain an international certificate with Global Standards 

The certification process pays attention to every detail to make sure that the company duly complies with all of the standard’s requirements.


Quote and signing of the contract


Planning and Development of Audit


Closing of Non-Conformities


Certification Committee and Issuance of the Certificate

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