Eco-Labels & Other Contributing Organisations

e-Label communicates with a number of eco-labels and civil society organisations, including WWF-SASSI, WWF-Biodiversity in Wine, Concerned Consumers, PETCO, Compassion In World Farming-SA, UCT Green Campus Initiative, FairTrade-SA, SAANT and others.
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is responsible for exploring, revealing, celebrating and championing biodiversity for the benefit and enjoyment of all of South Africa’s people. Although South Africa occupies only 2% of the world's land area, it is home to nearly 10% of the world's plants and approximately 7% of its reptiles, birds and mammals. This makes South Africa the third most biodiverse country in the world (following Indonesia and Brazil).
Green Campus Initiative (GCI) is a student organisation within the University of Cape Town (UCT). It aims to make UCT a sustainable and environmentally-friendly institution. It was started in 2007 by several students from the Department of Botany at UCT, and initially run by Susan Botha. As of September 2010, it has over 1500 members.
Concerned Consumers is a growing community of South Africans who are becoming increasingly interested in the origins of their food, and their right to make informed choices about the food they buy. With the new Consumer Protection Act that came into force on the 1st April 2011, power has been placed in the hands of consumers to lay complaints against misleading labeling, non-transparent advertising, and unacceptable environmental, social and animal practices.
Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today they campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices. They believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach so they only work on farm animal welfare.
SASSI - The unsustainable harvest of the world’s oceans has led to the depletion, and in some cases collapse, of many of the world’s major fish stocks. While the outlook for many threatened marine ecosystems remains bleak in the face of unsustainable fishing practices, those involved in the seafood industry are realising that by changing the way they conduct business now the long-term viability of their industry can be ensured.
Fair trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and a global movement that stands for sustainability and development through trade. It has become the leading certification system for sustainability and poverty alleviation. There are thousands of Fairtrade certified companies in the world (producer organisations, manufacturers and traders) that make a difference every day through Fairtrade trading.
The Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI) The Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI) is a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector. Their vision is to protect and conserve the Cape Winelands’ unique natural heritage, whilst maintaining living, productive landscapes.
The South African Association for Nutritional Therapy (SAANT) will act as the "Professional Body" for the regulation of the profession of Nutritional Therapy and practitioners of Nutritional Therapy in the absence of a state authorised professional body and as a professional Association for the upholding of professional and ethical standards, in the form of a non-profit incorporated Association in the Republic of South Africa, with its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.
MSC The MSC's fishery certification program and seafood ecolabel recognise and reward sustainable fishing. We are a global organisation working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood.
Eat In is every foodie's ultimate shopping guide. It offers advice and insight into a satisfying shopping and cooking experience – from must-visit shops and markets, to must-have knives and pots. It's the only directory of its kind in South Africa, and offers regional listings of speciality food stores across a variety of genres – bakeries, butcheries, delis and more. It's produced by passionate food lovers for passionate food lovers. It connects producers of different food products to people who love food and cooking.


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