Standards

OCIA Certified Organic

OCIA Certified Organic

Governing Organization

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA International)

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Auditing / Certification Body

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA International)

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

CSR, Environmental Management, Food Safety, Organic, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Description

The Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA International) is a nonprofit, member-owned, organic certification organization and an accredited world leader in the certified organic industry. OCIA provides certification services to thousands of organic farmers, processors and handlers in North, Central and South America, Asia, and Europe.  As one of the worlds leading organic certification agencies, OCIA International requires that its producers and processors strictly adhere to organic standards. These standards ensure that: No chemicals or non-natural fertilizers have been applied to fields, pastures, orchards, or vineyards for three years prior to harvest.  Operations have been annually inspected by an independent inspector and are subject to unannounced verification inspections at any time.  Detailed records of each operation’s practices and processes have been kept and submitted to OCIA International for an annual certification review.  OCIA International is independently accredited to a number of industries and government bodies in the United States and internationally.

Sustainability Issues

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