About this site

The Standard Products Catalogue has been established by the International Federation and the International Committee of the Red Cross, with the support of National Societies. Its aim is to standardize and harmonize the selection and procurement of relief items during but not only emergency operations. Standardization improves quality assurance, communication and reporting, and also helps prevent inappropriate donations.

The catalogue lists over 2,000 standard commodities with product specification details for each product. The catalogue provides information and assistance for :
  • suppliers
  • purchasers
  • operational users such as logistics personnel
  • donors
  • national authorities involved in emergency operations
  • ...
This is the on line version of the catalogue, launched in 2009 and permanently updated. It replaces previous hard copy editions of the catalogue, issued in 2002 and 2004 and 2009. The hard copies are outdated, it is not advisable to use them.


All terms from the Legal section of the Federation Procurement Services website apply to the Standard Products Catalogue website (this website). These terms may be found at :

Section B relating to the copyright policy is modified to the extent that all Standard Products Catalogue content (including item specifications and item codes) may be copied and distributed freely. However, in case of any modification to the Standard Products Catalogue content, such replication and attribution to the Red Cross and Red Crescent is prohibited.