The use of active ingredients listed in the Red list is a practice with a maximum phase out period of three years for Equivalent schemes, i.e. farmers certified/licensed under equivalent schemes are expected to stop their use within 3 years after being licenesed/ certified.
Criteria for the Red List are both based on Hazard and on Alignment:
HAZARD: Pesticides in any one of the 3 most acutely toxic classifications via ingestion, skin contact or inhalation:
- Extremely hazardous’ WHO class 1a according to the World Health Organisation Recommended Classification of Pesticides by hazard;
- ‘Highly hazardous’ WHO class 1b according to the WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by hazard;
- ‘Fatal if inhaled’ H330 hazard statement according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labelling of chemicals.
- known to be carcinogenic (causing cancer)
ALIGNMENT: Pesticides (with Red List hazard characteristics) which are prohibited, or proposed to be prohibited in forthcoming revisions by two or more other standards
 Prohibited by a standard, except for any permitted derogations. Restricted, monitored or watch lists are not considered as prohibitions. Sources for standards used were: SAN draft 2014, UTZ draft 2013, FLO version 2012.