The Organic Trust and The Organic Principles

The Organic Trust and our standards are based around internationally recognised principles of Organic Farming. Why we do what we do comes back to the core of these principles and the contributions they make towards improving agricultural practices and the food system worldwide.

The Principle of Health

Organic agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal and human as one and indivisible.

The Principle of Ecology

Organic agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them.

The Principle of Fairness

Organic agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities.

The Principle of Care

Organic agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment.