Country group 2
As of January 2022, a new standard for social responsibility enters into force, with a transition period of one year. The new standards apply to importing and bringing in from EU and EEA countries as well as from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan (called country group 2). The standards state that KRAV-certified companies importing and bringing in products from these countries must work systematically to identify and minimize risks regarding social responsibility at the supplier level. See standard 16.3.2 and section 16.5 for more details.
For companies that not already work with a system for supplier evaluation that includes social responsibility, KRAV provides tools on the website.
Country group 1
The existing standards for social responsibility for all other countries (now called country group 1) are not affected by the change of standards. These standards are and are specified in 16.3.1 and section 16.4.
KRAV has recognized that products certified according to certain standards comply with the KRAV Standards on social responsibility regarding country group 1.
The standard regarding country group 1 can also be verified using the KRAV checklists, where no relevant certification exists.