SATTVIK, world's first certification for vegetarian/vegan food & lifestyle launch with DNV for Africa Market

Sattvik Certification South Africa (Pty) Ltd {Licensee of Sattvik Council of India) in co- operation with DNV Business Assurance South Africa (Pty) Ltd launched the “Sattvik Certification Scheme” for the Africa Market on 06th Sep, 22 at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. The event included the formal release of the Sattvik Maritime Management Manuals i.e., consists of “Vegetarian logistics & supply chain management I”, “Vegetarian cruise kitchen & hospitality management II” prepared by the Sattvik Council of India.

The Sattvik Maritime Management Manuals has been developed keeping in mind the current need for standards on the supply chain for vegetarian or vegan food safety and hygiene combined with traceability and accounting and considering the expectations ofthe stakeholders. Both DNV and Sattvik Certification SA endeavor to promote this certification schemeat the global level.

  Mr. Craig Barlow, Food and Beverage Technical Business Development/Lead Auditor/Lead Tutor represented DNV Business Assurance South Africa during the event in the inaugural address. Also, Mr. Faheem Zahid, Business controller, DNV India Pvt ltd grace the event.

  The launch was attended by Shri Santosh Gangwar (Former Minister of Labor & Employment & Current chairperson of Committee on Public Undertakings, Gov of India), Shri Kishan Pal Gurjar (Minister of State, Power & Heavy Industries, Gov of India), Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Culture, Gov of India, Shri AbhishekBiswas, Founder/Secretary General,Shri Vagish Pathak,Chairman at SattvikCouncil. Representatives from ministries, PSUs and media were also present during the launch event.

Major highlights of the event where the various collaboration for the Africa Market was launched such as the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA), and the PAN African Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Certificate felicitation ceremony of Iskcon temple & Jagannath puri, Hauz Khas was also one of the major highlights of the event. Shri Vrajendranandan Das & Shri Rabindra Nath Pradhan represented Iskcon & Jagannnath temple.
Shri Abhishek Biswas in his address to the audience stated that the launch is an effort to formulate a concise set of vegetarian/vegan requirements to be used by organizations in the food & lifestyle chain covering all levels of food processors, manufacturers, Restaurants, packaged food manufacturers, traders, dealers etc for implementation of the requirements and to be used by DNV for evaluation of such organizations for conformance to the requirements and certify them.
Shri Vagish Pathak stated “The Sattvik scheme's main objective is to render a "Vegetarian Environment" for the vegetarian or vegan consumers of India and African markets by creating SOPs in all applicable areas having the  potential for a guaranteed 100% vegetarian environment. The Sattvik scheme will open the gateway for increased market for African access while mitigating the business risks; likewise, it will encourage the facilitation of international trade. The certificate will help in the reduction of production costs through reduced wastage and  recall”

Ms. Lynda Tezkratt, General Manager DNV Business Assurance, Africa in her address to the audience stated “At DNV Africa we are happy to support SCI in its ambition to bring Sattvik food into Africa. Sattvik principles rely on Health and wellbeing concepts, as well as food safety and Traceability. DNV Business Assurance Africa is very honored to bring our expertise in food safety inspection and certification to foster the growth of Sattvik food consumption among African counties. By this partnership, we commit to continuously contribute to the development of the standards technical requirements and reinforce the credibility of the standards by following strict certification rules, bringing more assurance to SATTVIK consumers across the continent.


Our auditors will be selected based on their prior expertise in food supply chain and will be trained by SCI experts on the specific requirements of SATTVIK food. This is definitely a welcomed add value as we diversify our auditors’ capabilities and widen our perspectives into new markets, driven by highly demanding consumers who expect quality and safety of food, at all the links of the value chain”