Public Consultation for New Standard

The final Public Consultation will be launching here soon. Watch this space for further updates.

Why is the standard being reviewed?

  • SFA first published codes of practice for rangeland stewardship, animal husbandry, and clean fibre processing. The focus for each of these is on continuous improvement with certification at three award levels to reflect compliance.
  • In 2022 the SFA is proposing consolidating three existing codes of practice into the Sustainable Cashmere Standard – a performance-based, impact-oriented global standard to avoid a proliferation of similar, but slightly differing, SFA codes of practice historically produced for specific countries or regions.

We invite you to provide your feedback on the content and structure of the SFA Cashmere Standard, as the standard will be a multi-stakeholder developed standard, ensuring that we have input from stakeholder regardless of location, ethnicity, perspective or sector. We are particularly interested to hear from underrepresented stakeholders that will be impacted by the standard.

We are actively looking for experts and practitioners in the following subject areas:

  • Humane slaughter and injurious procedures
  • Decent work/Human resources
  • Environment and natural resources (water, waste, soil health).

You can provide feedback or comments relating to the content or structure of the SFA Cashmere Cashmere Standard by emailing