Safety, Quality and Sustainability

Reliable certification systems for Safety, Quality and Sustainability

Dutch based non-for-profit Foundation

The mission of SCV is to create and support reliable certification systems for Safety, Quality and Sustainability. In order to achieve this mission SCV develops, manages and promotes private certification systems. Four systems that were developed by the Foundation are: Dutch HACCP, HPC 420, FSSC 22000 and recently FSSC 24000.

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About SCV

Foundation for Safety, Quality and Sustainability

SCV has been established in 2004. SCV originally focussed on food safety and provided a legal entity for the food certification system Dutch HACCP (Requirements for a HACCP-based Food Safety System). 

In 2009 SCV developed the food safety management system FSSC 22000. In the international food sector FSSC 22000 has proven to highly reduce safety and quality risks and to considerably reduce costs in the whole supply chain. This, and the non-for profit, independent, stakeholders- governed nature of FSSC 22000, explains why a large number of A-brands food manufacturers, trading companies and retailers (a.o. Coca Cola, Kraft, Unilever, Nestle, McDonalds, FrieslandCampina, Danone, AHOLD, Walmart) have, in many cases, chosen for FSSC 22000 certification for their own plants and/or as an accepted audit standard for their suppliers. 

In 2022 SCV developed the social sustainability management system standard PAS 24000, which has been developed to assist organizations to meet social sustainability requirements. Developed through extensive and open consultation with global stakeholders, the PAS 24000 is published by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and incorporated in the scheme FSSC 24000.

To serve the interests for all stakeholders of these initiatives best, both FSSC 22000 and FSSC 24000 are accommodated and managed through an independent, non-for-profit foundation: Foundation FSSC.

SCV Board members: 

Maike te Riele, Chair
Thies Dols, Treasurer
Peter Boterman, Board member
Rob Kuppens, Secretary general

FSSC 22000

The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing your organization's food safety and quality responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates your company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of your customers and consumers.

Already, 30,000+ organizations over 140 countries achieved FSSC 22000 certification. With currently 100+ Licensed Certification Bodies and over 1,500 auditors worldwide, our mission is to ensure consumer trust in the supply of safe food and drinks.

FSSC 24000

FSSC 24000 provides a framework for effectively managing your organization’s social responsibilities. It is an audit and certification scheme for social sustainability management systems to ensure safe and fair working conditions in the consumer goods industry. It aligns with the ISO MS approach and the ISO harmonized structure. It helps organizations improve their management system and thus protect their brands, drive business impact, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as determined by the United Nations, and help create a better world.



HACCP is a structured method to control food safety risks.  The HACCP certification Scheme (Requirements for a HACCP based Food Safety System) was one of the first internationally recognised Food Safety Certification Schemes.
The standard, known as “Dutch HACCP”, has been managed by SCV since 2004 and has come to an end by 1 January 2021.

All issued Dutch HACCP certificates have lost their validity as of 1 January 2021, despite the fact that they haven’t expired, were ended, were suspended or withdrawn by its Certification Body. The Foundation SCV doesn’t accept unaccredited certification against the withdrawn Dutch HACCP Scheme or against Schemes which are in fact the HACCP Scheme. SCV will act against such use and we would appreciate your notification about any unaccredited certificates.

HPC 420

In 2015 SCV broadened its focus to include developments in the field of Quality and Sustainability and developed HPC 420, a certification standard for the international Home, Laundry and Personal Care Industry.
HPC 420 was published in September 2016 and is based on the PAS 420 Standard. In November 2014 this PAS 420 Standard, Product safety management system for the manufacturing of home and/or personal care products, was published by  the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Leading global organizations like Unilever, Metro AG, McBride, Henkel AG and DNVGL were involved in the development of PAS 420. PAS 420 sets out the requirements for implementation of a product safety management system for the production of HPC products and for raw/packaging materials used to manufacture these HPC products.
HPC 420 has been managed through the independent non-for profit foundation Foundation HPC 420

In 2023 Both Foundation SCV and Foundation FSSC decided to discontinue the HPC 420 Scheme and to terminate the Addendum specifically for the HPC 420 Non-Food Packaging Module as per 31st December 2023.

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