Working towards sustainable practices

For nearly 30 years, we have and continue to assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices through certification, consulting and training services. Committed to organic farming since its creation, Ecocert has now extended its efforts to many other sectors.

AGRI-FOOD

HOMECARE

TEXTILES

FORESTRY

COSMETICS

What do we stand for? We strive to enable production processes that respect the environment, better management of available energy and of natural resources (water, air, soil fertility), socially responsible sectors, and better product quality and safety. All of these elements are essential to address today's economic, social and environmental challenges in order to build tomorrow's world.

Working together for a sustainable world

The world is changing, and along with it, so is the awareness of the impact we have on the planet. At this very moment, the preservation of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, the equitable distribution of resources and respect for the environment are major challenges for our society. Now more than ever, we are convinced of the need to improve our models.

The challenge is daunting, but we are convinced that everyone has a role to play if we are to overcome the situation. In order to take part, we first chose the path of certification. In seeking to promote sustainable models, we follow on from the principles advocated by organic farming. Through certification, but also by means of training and consulting, we help each player to analyse, strengthen and transform its 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 disseminating more environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout the world."

William Vidal, President of Ecocert

Being an agent for change

Through not only our businesses but also our daily actions, we strive to be proactive in favour of the environment, in accordance with our convictions. Our commitments are long-term and, because it is always possible to do better, in a continuous improvement mindset.

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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!

70,000

clients assisted across the world

Promote and ensure sustainable practices

Since 1991, we have supported organisations 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.

70,000


clients assisted across the world

Through these activities, we seek to support any organisation 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 and agri-food 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.

2002

New fields of activity: creation of the first ecological and organic cosmetics standard

While Ecocert has been involved in organic farming since its inception, it seems essential to extend our activities to new sectors. Therefore, we broaden our sphere of intervention by creating a series of new and demanding environmental and societal standards.

2014

Sharing know-how: creation of the subsidiary Ecocert Expert Consulting

Sharing know-how is key to supporting improvement initiatives. Fueled by this conviction, Ecocert begins developing its consulting and training services.

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 specialised in your sector, who are always ready to respond to your needs.

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