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Ecocert

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Ecocert is a certification body for sustainable development. It is an inspection and certification body established in France by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production. From its creation, Ecocert is specialized in the certification of organic agricultural products. Ecocert has contributed to the expansion of organic farming.

Learn more: Ecocert websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Ecocert's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 14001 and 9001

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Ecocert Group

Member of

ISO

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1991

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cosmetics / Personal care Food Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
Brazil Burkina Faso Canada China Colombia Ecuador France Germany India Japan Madagascar Portugal Romania Serbia South Africa Spain Tunisia Turkey United States



Last updated: 20 January 2012