The Soil Association believes it is vital that organic standards reflect organic principles; that they are achievable and make a positive impact. Because we are independent, we can maintain our own standards above the EU regulations that govern organic production and processing. To help us do this we have set up a Standards Board and eight standards committees for each of the sectors for which we have standards.
The board and committees are made up of our members and licensees, researchers, advisors, other experts in their field and consumer representatives. Over 100 people are involved in the committees, all giving their time and expertise freely to the process of Soil Association standards development. We are very grateful for the work they do and the commitment they demonstrate.
The standards committees: