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
        • General principles
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Title Description Difference Justification and Comments
Social Justice - Int. IFOAM Standards - 2005
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Operators should have a policy on social justice. Violation of basic human rights and social injustice lead to non approval of the operation as organic. Forced labour and discrimination is prohibited. Child labour is accepted with clear constraints.(8)
EU Regulation 2092/91 does not address the matter. As organic farming is a method respecting nature in its whole, human beings who also belong to the system should also be treated in a respectful way.