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Supply chain and sourcing support
Whether you're a producer, processor or distributor we can help with your supply chain needs.
We believe that sustainable supply chains are key to helping ensure continued sector growth.
We support organic businesses by developing dedicated help with:
- Understanding challenges and opportunities facing organic supply chains
- Reducing risk and supporting integrity in organic chains
- Accessing new and emerging sectors with your organic offer
- Understanding regulations around importing into the UK
Reducing risk in supply chains
Ensuring consumer confidence in organic is not eroded is the responsibility of the entire sector. In a rapidly growing and increasingly complex global organic market, it’s essential that all businesses remain vigilant for emergent threats. Although highly effective at ensuring the organic status of products, we know that more can be done to complement certification and inspection. To find out more about supply chain risks, and what your business could be doing to protect against them, take a look at our useful resources below.
Get your copy of the Integrity Guide
The Organic Integrity Guide is a comprehensive handbook, exclusive to Soil Association Certification licensees, which provides guidance on maintaining organic integrity in a growing global market. Request a copy of the guide to find out what more your business could be doing to build resilience in its supply chains.Find out about the integrity guide
Read about our trip to Sri Lanka, which we undertook to better understand how supplier relationships could support trust and integrity.Read more
Supply chain challenges and opportunities
Whether balancing supply and demand, improving efficiency or managing risk, we know that managing supply chains is a complex business and you need the insights and information to help you plan.
We've worked with organic businesses to establishing an industry consensus around the challenges and opportunities within organic supply chains. Our finds are available in our Supply Chain Challenges & Opportunities Report, which is free to download for our licensees.
Get your copy of The Supply Chain Report
Request a copy of our Supply Chain Challenges & Opportunities report, the most comprehensive report of its kind in the UK today. This report is exclusive to Soil Association Certification licensees.Get the report
Access new and emerging sectors
By encouraging caterers to source organic, our Food for Life Served Here and Organic Served Here awards are opening opportunities for suppliers of organic products and ingredients.
If you’re a Food for Life award holding caterer looking for suppliers that can supply products which meet the requirements of the award, then our Find a Supplier resource can help connect you with members of our Food for Life Supplier Scheme.
Join the Food for Life Supplier Scheme to connect with caterers
We offer our licensees the opportunity to become members of the Food for Life Supplier Scheme free of charge (worth £1100) and half price for organic wholesalers.Find out more about the Supplier Scheme
Importing into the UK
From the 1st January 2021, several things changed for organic farmers and growers, manufacturers and traders importing into the UK.
As the UK’s organic experts and the largest dedicated food and farming charity, we have compiled some key information for organic businesses who import product into the UK. We are here to support you in this period of change.
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Got a supply chain question?
Our team of experts are here to help our licensees with supply chain support so get in touch with any questions.