15 April 2019, 08:34 AM
  • The leading UK and French Organic Certification Bodies with develop and implement schemes around three core areas
Soil Association and Ecocert partner up

The Soil Association Certification and Ecocert, the French Organic Certification body, have formed a partnership to deliver schemes and services focused around organic food and farming, land use and sustainability.

Ecocert clients in over 130 countries worldwide will now have access to the Soil Association symbol by meeting Soil Association’s higher standards, with Ecocert doing the audit.

The new partnership will also mean that UK-based Soil Association Certification’s producers and processors also now have access to international markets with the use of Ecocert’s certification accreditation for countries such as USA, Japan and Korea.

Martin Sawyer, chief executive, Soil Association Certification, said: “By extending our international reach, we hope that Soil Association’s higher organic standards can be accessed by a broader range of organic producers and processors, increasing their impact and promoting the Soil Association Organic symbol as a globally recognised and trusted sign for organic.”

Further developments in the partnership will be announced in the coming months.