NewMerino is verified by Control Union, and independent, internationally operated certification body specialising in sustainability, certifications and inspections.
This verification covers:
- The Internal Control System (administration)
- Standards for Responsible Merino Production
- Traceability Protocol
- On-Farm Protocol
The production standards are based on the OIE Five Freedoms and focus on animal welfare and sustainability factors, specifically:
- Animal Husbandry
- Land Management
- Farm Management
“CUA concludes that the stated outcomes of the NewMerino® systems are achieved in an accurate, reliable and objective manner. Within the parameters of the scope, the NewMerino® system was observed to successfully provide assurance to stakeholders on the production and traceability of wool from responsibly managed farms.