Soil Association

Soil Association is a charity based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1946 and has over 27,000 members today. They offer a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, health and beauty, textiles, catering and forestry.

Its mission is to research, develop and promote sustainable relationships between the soil, plants, animals, people and the biosphere. This is in order to produce healthy food and other products while protecting and enhancing the environment. Campaign work on issues including opposition to intensive farming, support for local purchasing and public education on nutrition; as well the certification of organic food are their other activities.