Codes of Conduct

During the Biofach 2009 the initiative presented the two codes of conduct to the international organic audiency. Both the certifiers and the trading and processing companies have worked out their Code of Conduct to assure organic integrity and quality throughout the whole chain.

Code of Good Organic Practice

The 7 main principles of the Code of Good Organic Practice are: social responsibility, involvement, sustainable pricing and relationships, transparancy, open communication, harmonized system and quality management. 

PDF-document: Code of Good Organic Practice on www.synabio.com

The Code of Good Organic Practice is communicated to the whole organic food chain in order to invite all operators to work according to these objectives. The Code of Good Organic Practice is supported by the processing and trading associations AOEL/Germany, Organic Finland, Probila/Belgium, Synabio/France and VBP/ The Netherlands, as well as by up to 50 individual organic processing and trading companies. For more information see www.vbpbiologisch.nl

Code of Conduct for Certification Bodies

The 6 principles of the Code of Conduct for certification bodies are: fairness, harmonization, management of clients, qualification, information and quality assurance. Together with the signatories the EOCC is actively involved in further   development.

PDF-document: Code of Conduct for Certification Bodies.

The code of conduct for certification bodies was signed by 39 certification bodies from 21 countries (list of signatories).