Certification processThe CLM certificate verifies that the land manager is continuously improving environmental and animal welfare outcomes. It:
- operates across all activities operating on the land for which the certification applies
- takes account of landscape-wide environmental considerations
- provides support for biodiversity conservation, and
- complies with the internationally accepted ISO14001 management standard
Certification is based on an initial on-property environmental and animal welfare review and audit by an ALMG accredited auditor. The on-property review and audit is supported by an annual report and desk-top audit.
The focus of the audit is on the implementation and effectiveness of the CLM Management Plan.
The annual certification is issued after the landholder pays a certification fee. Landholders must also be signatories to the ALMG Code of Practice.
The ALMG certification fee varies according to the self-declared gross value of production from the land for which the certification applies. The fee scale for 2011-2013 is:
|ALM Group Certification Fees (2011-2013)|
|Gross annual property income
||Fee ( excluding GST)|
|$1 million-$5 million|| $500 plus 0.05% of gross income between
$1 and $5 m
|$5 million-$10 million||$2,500 plus 0.03% of gross income from $5 to $10 m|
|$10 million-$20 million||$4,000 plus 0.02% of gross income from $10 to $20 m|
|> $20m||By negotiation|
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