The Soil Association standards are the most widely used, recognised and trusted organic standards in the UK and they have a strong international reputation. EU law ensures that all organic food and drink sold in shops meets strict standards – shown by the green leaf logo on pack. The Soil Association wants to ensure the highest possible standards of animal welfare, environmental and wildlife protection, so they have their own higher – or stricter – standards in key areas. The Soil Association Certification is an independent certification body. It carries out inspections and awards organic certification to farms and businesses that meet our standards.