Standards

No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than organic farms working to our standards. Our organic standards use the EU organic regulation as their baseline, but in many cases our standards are more robust.

From time to time, we hold public consultations on our standards. We encourage you to get involved and participate in these consultations.

Here is the current version of the standards relevant to food and drink:

Food and drink standards

If you are a seed processor the standards you need to comply with are chapters 40 and 41 contained in the food and drink standards.

Ethical trade standards

Supporting documents

Useful links

Symbol use

The symbol application is controlled through specific guidelines provided in chapter two of our organic standards. We have provided a comprehensive summary of these guidelines.

image "We have always been 100% certified organic with the Soil Association because we felt strongly that we did not want to try and improve people's health but damage the planet's in the process. So an organic business was the only way."
 
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