The Choices Programme is a global initiative, open to any manufacturing, retail or catering company.
Participants of the Choices Programme are regulated at a country level, through a national Choices foundation which assists with guidelines, tools and materials specifically tailored to a country's language and culture. The Choices International Foundation serves as the umbrella body of all of the national Choices Foundations and represents the Programme at the international level.
Companies interested in joining the Choices Programme must be official participants in every country where they wish to use the logo. Once participants have signed a national agreement contract, their products are evaluated by an independent clearance agency to determine whether they comply with the product criteria. This is essential for maintaining the transparency and credibility of the initiative.
Although the exact procedure may differ slightly per country, the following five steps are usually sufficient to ensure a company's participation in the Choices Programme:
- Contact the national Choices foundation and request a standard information package.
- Apply for official participation by filling in the national registration documents.
- Fill in the tool made available at registration in order to have submitted products checked by the independent clearance agency.
- Put the Choices logo on the package of all approved products.
- Introduce the products with the stamp onto the market.
Overview of national foundations
While the Choices International Foundation serves as an umbrella body of all the national structures and represents the programme at an international level, national participation is regulated by the following national foundations.