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Validus Environmental Review

Protecting the environment is the foundation for a sustainable food production industry.

Through the Validus Environmental Review program, farmers undergo a detailed assessment and audit of their environmental management practices. Certification is awarded to farms that demonstrate compliance with the environmental criteria established.

Validus Environmental Review is based on the following criteria:

  • General site management and conditions
  • Livestock living and production areas
  • Outdoor manure and storm water storage
  • Manure use and land application
  • Animal mortality management
  • Waste water plans, treatments and controls

The Validus Environmental Review program is based on the Good Environmental Livestock Production Practices (GELPPs), a set of standards verified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI certifies the process that the appropriate mix of industry, academia, and public were consulted in developing the ANSI certification standard.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Environmental Review standards please email us at:

Validus Expert & Advisory Committees
The Validus Environmental Review Certification programs were developed by independent industry experts. Click here to meet the members of the Validus Expert and Advisory Committees.

Validus Certified Farms and Products
Learn more about the farmers and products awarded the Validus Environmental Review by clicking here. Certified Responsible Producer Certification


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