Working toward sustainable practices

By bringing together Ecocert ICO and Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS), Ecocert USA has more than 30 years of experience implementing and promoting sustainable practices through certification, consulting, and training services.

Committed to organic farming since its inception, Ecocert USA now offers certification in many other sectors including cosmetics, social and economic practices, and more.

Ecocert USA, part of the Ecocert group, has two offices and over 50 employees total to serve our customers.

AGRICULTURE

HOMECARE

TEXTILES

FORESTRY

COSMETICS

What do we stand for? We encourage practices that respect the environment, better manage available energy and natural resources (water, air, soil fertility), are socially responsible, and improve product quality and safety. All of these elements are essential to address today's economic, social and environmental challenges to build a better world for tomorrow.

Working together for a sustainable world

The world is changing and so is the awareness of our impact on the planet. At this very moment, biodiversity preservation, climate change mitigation, equitable resource distribution, and environmental justice are major priorities for our society. Now more than ever, we are convinced of the need to improve our models and practices to meet this demand.

The challenge is daunting, but we are convinced that everyone has a role to play if we are to make positive change. For our part, we start with the path of certification. In seeking to promote sustainable models, we continue the principles advocated by organic farming. Through certification as well as training and consulting we help each client to analyze, strengthen and transform their practices.

We are proud to have become, on the strength of our deep convictions, a major player in organic farming. All of our services are aimed at promoting and propogating more environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout the world.

William Vidal, President of Ecocert

Being an agent for change

Through our business model as well as our daily actions, we strive to be proactive in favor of the environment, in accordance with our convictions. Our commitments are long-term and we are always striving to do better. To find out more, read our CSR report

100%

100% of our carbon emissions offset every year

2,000+

Trees planted by our employees in 2018

14 out of 17

UN Sustainable Development Goals addressed by our work

The headquarters of ECOCERT, a positive energy building!

Located in the region of Toulouse in the south of France, our flagship eco-building is the perfect symbol of our commitment. Built from natural and local materials like wood and straw, it also produces more eletric power than it consumes...in other words, our building has positive energy!

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clients assisted across the world

Promote and ensure sustainable practices

Since 1991, we have supported organizations that have a positive social and environmental impact. It is through certification, our core business, that we verify the compliance of a series of requirements defined in a standard.

In addition, in order to ensure that the practices we advocate are communicated and adopted by as many people as possible, we have developed new services: training and consulting.

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clients assisted across the world

Through these activities we seek to support any organization in its progress initiative, while also enabling clients to gain recognition for their commitments.

The origins of our commitment

THE YEARS

The 1980s

The organic farming movement: our pioneering spirit

Committed with consumers, doctors and teachers to defend a healthier and more environmentally friendly agricultural system, a team of engineers gets involved in the drafting of French and European regulations- A visionary approach that will contribute to the growth of organic farming.

1991

Creation of Ecocert: materialisation of an idea

The movement is launched... it is now a question of moving forward. In order to give it a larger scope, this same group creates Ecocert in 1991.

1994

First international subsidiary

The commitments undertaken by Ecocert transcend borders. In order to strengthen them, our outreach is extended to other countries.

2011

Ecocert enters the US Market

Ecocert merges with Indiana Certified Organic (ICO) in Indianapolis, Indiana to become Ecocert ICO.

2019

Ecocert expands in the US

Acquiring Nature's International Certification Services (NICS), Ecocert opens its second US office in Viroqua, Wisconsin and becomes the 4th largest certifier in the United States.

The strength of an international network

The challenges of sustainable development know no borders, which is why Ecocert works closely with you in more than 130 countries. Thanks to our offices all over the world, you benefit locally from the expertise of teams that specialize in your sector and are responsive to your needs.

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