Covid-19: Ecocert gradually and sustainably back in the fields

We are making all the necessary efforts to carry out all audits before the end of the year. Read the message from Philippe Thomazo, CEO of Ecocert group, concerning our return to the field, the reopening of our offices and the positive growth of the organic sector during this exceptional situation!

Rainforest Alliance releases new sustainability certification programme

The Rainforest Alliance has released a new sustainability certification programm. Its revised operations are set to replace existing Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certification programs. Audits against the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard will begin from July 2021. Ecocert IMO is participating in the pilot phase. More information about the new program...

Carbon footprint compensation

Did you know? ECOCERT sets up its carbon footprint every two years, in order to offset 100% of its emissions at Group level. In 2019, we offset the emissions of the year 2018 by supporting several projects. The "Utsil Naj" project developed by Microsol, located in Mexico, covered 28% of our carbon footprint. We invite you to learn more about this initiative: what impact have we had locally? Have we had a positive impact thanks to our contribution? Please find the answers in our article…

The firm Des Enjeux et Des Hommes joins the Ecocert Group to create a leading CSR consultancy division

The firm Des Enjeux et des Hommes, one of France's leading CSR consultancy firms, and the Ecocert Group are combining their expertise and teams to form a world-leading sustainable development and CSR consultancy division. The two companies share strong values and a common ambition: accelerating the transformation of economic models towards greater responsibility, by placing people at the forefront of businesses. Ecocert has been committed to Organic Agriculture since 1991 by developing its core business: the certification of sustainable practices. To accompany and support organizations in their progression, in 2014 Ecocert created a subsidiary dedicated to training and consulting, "Ecocert Expert Consulting". This acquisition will enable the two companies to create strong synergies between their teams by strengthening the diversity of their skills and businesses within the same division. Read more on the Ecocert Group website…

Covid-19: Ecocert remains operational

During the month of March, the escalating Covid-19 outbreak forced most countries around the world to switch from the restrictive travel restrictions in place to strict lockdown measures, impacting severely all our respective businesses. In this context, most of our employees, in France and internationally, are now working from home, and all the necessary tools have been put in place to ensure the continuity of our services in the best possible way. Despite a response time that maybe longer than usual due to the partial activity measures implemented, all your regular contacts remain at your disposal, by either phone or email. Maintaining your certifications is our number one concern. Read more…

Is Covid-19 a threat to Ecocert certifications?

The lockdown imposed by most governments to reduce the quick spread of Coronavirus, severely restricts the ability of certification bodies to conduct on-site audits. Read more…

Our services during the Corona epidemic

During the Covid-19 period, Ecocert group is taking measures to maintain its services, read the message from our CEO Philippe Thomazo. Read more...

Ecocert now offers a new service: Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA)

Ecocert Group can now perform audits for the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) developed by the SAI Platform on the basis of a self-assessment questionnaire that covers all pillars of sustainability (environmental, social and business). The FSA has benchmarked almost 100 on-farm sustainability schemes and is applicable to all agricultural crops, in all locations, regardless of farm size. In this way, the FSA provides farmers with the possibility to demonstrate their sustainability performance against an internationally accepted framework. The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) is the global food and drink industry platform for developing sustainable agriculture solutions as a pre-requisite for doing business throughout the food and drink industry supply chain. More information…

Hapy New Year 2020!

We thank you for your trust and wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2020. Click on the photo below to plant a tree with us. Your Ecocert IMO team

ECOCERT and Soil Association Certification announce formal partnership

ECOCERT and Soil Association Certification, the leading French and UK Organic Certification Bodies, have announced a formal partnership. The partnership will identify and facilitate the sharing of existing schemes, and the development, marketing and delivery of integrity-based schemes and services focused around three key areas: organic food and farming, land use and sustainability. In that context, Soil Association Certification has granted ECOCERT preferred rights (outside of the UK) to audit according to the highly respected Soil Association organic standards. ECOCERT clients in more than 130 countries worldwide will now be able to access the Soil Association symbol by meeting Soil Association’s standards requirements. Read more in the press release...

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