We welcome you to provide feedback and comments on any part of the SFA program, including certification decisions made by a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB), by clicking on the button below to discover the SFA’s open feedback portal. This portal is always open, though content may change at any time without notice.


Draft SFA Cashmere Standard v2.0

Public consultation is now open on our draft SFA Cashmere Standard v2.0, and we are seeking feedback on the new proposed draft from all stakeholders and members of the public.

Online Feedback Form

Please support us and provide your feedback on all aspects of the draft SFA Cashmere Standard v2.0 by clicking on the button below and completing our online feedback form.

All relevant documents can be found at the top of the form.

Alternatively, if you are unable to complete the online feedback form for any reason, feel you are unable to participate due to a language barrier or have any other questions, then please do contact us at and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

The public consultation will close at
08:00 CET on 29 July 2024

Draft SFA Cashmere Standard v2.0 & Consultation Documents

Before filling out the online feedback form, we ask that you first read the draft version of the SFA Cashmere Standard v2.0, as well as our Consultation Documents as it explains in detail why we are doing this work.

Click the buttons below to read these documents, or find them at the top of the online feedback form where Mongolian and Chinese versions of the Consultation Document are also available.


Any standards review will include two rounds of open consultation, where the public has the opportunity to provide their feedback on the content and structure of our standards. This ensures we have input from individuals regardless of their location, ethnicity, perspective or sector. We are particularly interested to hear from under-represented stakeholders that will be impacted by our work and are always looking for experts and practitioners in the subject areas of animal welfare (in particular humane slaughter and injurious procedures), decent work and rangeland management.

The SFA is committed to a process of continuous improvement. The ongoing development and review of our standard system is conducted according to our Standard Setting Procedure, which makes reference to the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Standard Setting – both of which are available to view below or on our Resources page.


SFA Standard Setting Procedure v3.0

ISEAL Standard Setting Code

This Procedure is founded on the credibility principles of improvement, relevance, rigour, engagement, transparency and engagement. Reviews of our standard system are open to the public and start with consulting with a wide range of stakeholders and subject experts to ensure that we strike the right balance between sustainability objectives and feasible implementation in the field.  We make particular effort to ensure that herding communities and other marginalised groups from Mongolia and China have their say through targeted in-person workshops and interviews.