ASC supports international sanctions on Russia
There are no ASC certified farms in Russia and no connections between ASC and Russian businesses, the council reported.
ASC fully supports the wider international efforts to sanction the Russian economy. In line with this, the ASC has also been working with Assurance Services International (ASI), the independent company that oversees the work of our certification companies. ASC fully supports their recent statement, which suspends the geographical scope of “Russia” for all the programs that they oversee. As such, certification companies will not be able to conduct any new certification activities in this country. Further, ASI will not accept any new oversight work in Russia.
“We have also investigated whether there are any connections between ASC and Russian businesses. We receive no funding for the use of the ASC logo from companies based in Russia nor receive any donations or grants from sources in Russia,” ASC said. “There are also no ASC certified farms in Russia.”
“The ASC has from its inception been a genuinely international and collaborative organization with a multi-national, multi-cultural team working together in countries all over the world. We understand that the unjustifiable actions of the Russian government do not represent the wishes of every Russian, and we stand in solidarity with all people in Ukraine, Russia and the rest of the world who oppose this invasion,” the ASC concluded.