Republic of Turkey Organic Farming Certificate

organiktarimAll ‘organic certified’ products needs to have the Republic of Turkey Organic Farming certificate on the packaging. The products are produced according to Regulation on the Principles of Organic Agriculture and its annexes numbered 27676 and dated 18.08.2010.

There is a growing need in the world for the development of agricultural production techniques which do not pollute air, water and soil, reduce the negative effect of erosion, soil salinity, and diseases and pests. Organic farming is an environmental-friendly production method, which aims to respond to this need.

Organic farming is a controlled and certified way of agricultural production, which does not harm human health and environment and which does not include the use of chemicals. Organic farming aims to protect the life-sustaining resources and natural life by maintaining the natural balance. In organic farming, chemical and pesticides are not used in any stages including cultivation, harvesting, classification, packing, labelling, storing and transporting. Thus, the health of farmers and their families and eventually the society is protected and improved.

 

ETKO Organic Certificate

etkoETKO is one of the assigned control bodies of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock in order to inspect and certify businesses who are directly or indirectly involved in organic food production including farming, production, packaging, retailers and restaurants. All our imported products are certified by ETKO Ekolojik Tarım Kontrol Organizasyon Ltd. Şti.

 

EU Organic Farming

euorganikEuropean Union Organic farming regulations, is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, retailers and restaurants. In EU countries, products are certified according to EU Organic Farming objectives and principles.

 

 

CO2 NEUTRAL

co2neutralWhenever you find our CO2e-neutral logo on a product, related to an event or a company it means that the CO2e-emissions of the product, event or company have been assessed by Soil & More according to the guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the calculated emissions have been neutralized through high quality carbon credits.
The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol is an internationally recognized CO2e-footprint assessment standard and is published by the World Resource Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. The GHG Protocol defines how to quantify the amount of CO2e that has been emitted across all supply-chain steps of a product, the celebration of an event or the operations of a company. More information can be found at http://www.ghgprotocol.org.

Resource: http://www.soilandmore.nl/index.php/Sustainability-Solutions/The-CO2-neutral-logo

 

Fair Trade

fairtradeFair trade is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards. The movement focuses in particular on commodities, or products which are typically exported from developing countries to developed countries, but also consumed in domestic markets (e.g. Brazil, India and Bangladesh) most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, wine,fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers and gold. The movement seeks to promote greater equity in international trading partnerships through dialogue, transparency, and respect. It promotes sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers in developing countries.

Resource: Wikipedia.org