Certification of Products from

Sustainable Tobacco leaf curing

Sustainable leaf curing standard

Friend of the Earth Sustainable Leaf Curing standard outlines guidelines and criteria designed to promote environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable practices in the process of curing leaves, particularly in agriculture sectors like tobacco. This standard seeks to address the environmental impact of curing process, ensure the welfare of workers and communities involved and support the long-term sustainability of the industry.

The significance of sustainable leaf curing standards extends beyond transforming the tobacco industry; it provides a blueprint for sustainable agriculture practices across diverse sectors like herbs and medicinal plants. By embracing these standards, stakeholders can collectively contribute to a greener, more socially responsible, and economically viable future.

Sustainable curing practices prioritize methods that are environmentally friendly and minimize negative impacts on ecosystems. Traditional curing methods, often involving excessive energy consumption or the use of non-renewable resources, can contribute to deforestation, soil degradation, and air pollution. Sustainable curing aims to mitigate these environmental issues by adopting environmentally friendly technologies and practices.

As consumers become increasingly environmentally conscious, products produced through sustainable practices gain market appeal. Adopting sustainable curing methods aligns with consumer expectations and may provide farmers with better market access and pricing opportunities.

In summary, sustainable curing is integral to promoting environmentally responsible and economically viable agricultural practices, contributing to the overall sustainability of the farming industry.


Environmental Responsibility

Energy Efficiency

Biodiversity Conservation

Water and Soil Management

Social Responsibility


Technical Documents


As a first step you need to download, compile and return to info@friendoftheearth.org the preliminary information Questionnaire (PIF):