Our definition of organic food is food which is produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods on organic farms. These methods are legally defined and any food sold as ‘organic’ must be strictly regulated.
Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced. Artificial fertilisers are banned and farmers develop fertile soil by rotating crops and using compost, manure and clover.
Organic animals enjoy the very highest welfare standards – they are truly free range and have plenty of space and access to fields.
Organic textiles are based on materials grown on organic farms, and manufactured without harmful chemicals. This is better for local wildlife, animals and people.
Organic beauty products
Organic beauty products approved by us require the maximum amount of organic ingredients, minimum synthetic ingredients, minimum processing of ingredients and clear labelling so that consumers can make an informed choice.
Organic standards are the rules and regulations that define how an organic product is made. This is laid down in European Union (EU) law.
Organic principles are the roots from which organic agriculture grows and develops. Our standards and the practice of organic farmers are based on this set of internationally recognised principles.