Organic Rules and Certification

All differences in one table by EU regulation

  • EC Council Regulation No. 2092/91
    • Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing
      • Social justice and fair trade - not in EC Reg
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Social responsibity - DE Naturland Standards 2005
All NATURLAND certified operations with 10 or more employees have to meet certain minimum requirements regarding the form and content of contracts with workers, equal treatment of workers, amount of wages and mode of payment, optional payment in terms of services or products, amount and distribution of working hours and social benefits. In any NATURLAND certified operation, the basic rights of the people who live and work there must be respected. At least the local or if those are less demanding, the international legal provisions (UN conventions on human rights / children's rights, ILO conventions), have to be complied with. Forced labour is prohibited, workers have the right to associate in order to lobby for their own interests, all workers must be equally treated and discrimination is not tolerated. Child labour is tolerated only under certain conditions considering the well-being of the child. The employer must assure the health and safety of the workers. (NL standards on production Part A. III.Social responsibility)
Aspects of social responsibility are not regulated by the EU Regulation 2092/91. This chapter refers to the holistic approach of the NATURLAND standards and to the principle of fairness of organic agriculture.