The L3 verification will enable LT Foods to use SRP verified logo on its packs
Gurugram based LT Foods has become the first company globally to be certified with the highest level of verification – L3, by UN-backed Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) ecolabel.
This will enable the company to use the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) verified logo on the packs of Rice produced by verified 1,000 plus farmers growing sustainable rice. LT Foods works with farmers to grow sustainable and residue-free basmati rice as per the SRP standards under its Agri Program.
The L3 SRP certification is the highest level of verification for the sustainable cultivation of rice. A new ecolabel launched by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) will help shoppers reduce their environmental impact by identifying rice that has been sustainably produced.
By stocking SRP verified rice, food retailers can make a measurable contribution to sustainability and climate change targets. It is also seen that employing best practices in rice farming can reduce water usage by more than 25 per cent and methane emissions by up to 50 per cent. Switching to SRP practices can boost farm incomes by up to 20 per cent . Adoption of climate-smart agriculture and sustainable best practices in rice not LT Foods Limited.
It has developed the ’SRP-Verified’ Label to reduce the environmental impact of one of the largest food crops in the world. SRP standards have stringent performance-based assurance schemes having indicators across environmental, economic and social parameters.