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Farm like the world depends on it.

Regenerative Organic Certified™ is a revolutionary new certification for food, textiles, and personal care ingredients. ROC™ farms and products meet the highest standards in the world for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness.

ROC™ is overseen by the 501(c)3 nonprofit Regenerative Organic Alliance.

The Three Pillars Of Regenerative Organic Certified

Soil Health

  • Builds Soil Organic Matter
  • Conservation Tillage
  • Cover Crops
  • Crop Rotations
  • No GMOs or Gene Editing
  • No Soilless Systems
  • No Synthetic Inputs
  • Promotes Biodiversity
  • Rotational Grazing

Animal Welfare

  • Five Freedoms
    • Freedom from discomfort
    • Freedom from fear & distress
    • Freedom from hunger
    • Freedom from pain, injury or disease
    • Freedom to express normal behavior
  • Grass-Fed / Pasture-Raised
  • Limited Transport
  • No CAFOs
  • Suitable Shelter

Social Fairness

  • Capacity Building
  • Democratic Organizations
  • Fair Payments for Farmers
  • Freedom of Association
  • Good Working Conditions
  • Living Wages
  • Long Term Commitments
  • No Forced Labor
  • Transparency and Accountability

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bison grazing on grassland

OUR STORY

Regenerative Organic Certified was established in 2017 by the Regenerative Organic Alliance(ROA), a group of farmers, business leaders, and experts in soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness.

We exist to heal a broken system, repair a damaged planet, and empower farmers and eaters to create a better future through regenerative organic farming. 

By adopting regenerative organic practices on more farms around the world, we can create long-term solutions to some of the biggest issues of our time, including the climate crisis, factory farming, and fractured rural economies.

Our Vision

We envision a world free of poisonous chemicals, factory farming, exploitation and income inequality, soil degradation, habitat destruction, pollution, short-term thinking, corporate bullies, greenwashing, and fake food.

Instead, we imagine a world in which farmers, brands, policymakers, educators, researchers, and individuals join together to create a healthy food system that respects land and animals, empowers people, and restores communities and ecosystems through regenerative organic farming.

OUR VALUES

We value the health of our incredible, interconnected planet and all who call it home—those above and below ground.

To ensure a healthy planet, abundant and nutritious food, and thriving people long into the future, we believe in continuously improving the way we farm.

To continuously improve, we believe in collaboration with innovative farmers, researchers, educators, policymakers, businesses, individuals, and others. None of us can do this alone.

Journey to Regenerative Organic Certification

Regenerative Organic Certification was created to leverage and bring together existing high-bar certifications in order to avoid duplicative audits or burdensome paperwork. With USDA Organic certification as a baseline, Regenerative Organic Certification recognizes the strong work already conducted by existing animal welfare and social fairness standard bodies, and therefore, leverages this work as part of the journey to Regenerative Organic Certification.

Bison Grazing On Grassland

OUR STORY

Regenerative Organic Certified was established in 2017 by a group of farmers, business leaders, and experts in soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness collectively called the Regenerative Organic Alliance, or ROA.

We exist to heal a broken system, repair a damaged planet, and empower farmers and eaters to create a better future through regenerative organic farming. 

By adopting regenerative organic practices on more farms around the world, we can create long-term solutions to the climate crisis, factory farming, and fractured rural economies.

Our Vision

We envision a world free of poisonous chemicals, factory farming, exploitation and income inequality, soil degradation, habitat destruction, pollution, short-term thinking, corporate bullies, greenwashing, and fake food.

Instead, we imagine a world in which farmers, brands, policymakers, educators, researchers, and individuals join together to create a healthy food system that respects land and animals, empowers people, and restores communities and ecosystems through regenerative organic farming.

OUR VALUES

We value the health of our incredible, interconnected planet and all who call it home—those above and below ground.

To ensure a healthy planet, abundant and nutritious food, and thriving people long into the future, we believe in continuously improving the way we farm.

To continuously improve, we believe in collaboration with innovative farmers, researchers, educators, policymakers, businesses, individuals, and others. None of us can do this alone.

Journey to Regenerative Organic Certification

Regenerative Organic Certification was created to leverage and bring together existing high-bar certifications in order to avoid duplicative audits or burdensome paperwork. With USDA Organic certification as a baseline, Regenerative Organic Certification recognizes the strong work already conducted by existing animal welfare and social fairness standard bodies, and therefore, leverages this work as part of the journey to Regenerative Organic Certification.

Allies of the ROA

Allies support the Regenerative Organic Alliance as we pursue our goals of increased soil health, improved animal welfare, and fairness for farmers, ranchers, and workers around the world.

BOARD MEMBERS OF THE REGENERATIVE ORGANIC ALLIANCE

Elizabeth Whitlow

Executive Director, ROA

Regenerative Organic Alliance

David Bronner

Board Member

Dr. Bronner’s | www.drbronner.com

Paul Dolan

Board Member

Dark Horse Farming Co.

Rachel Dreskin

Board Member

Compassion in World Farming USA | www.ciwf.com

Dana Geffner

Board Member

Fair World Project | fairworldproject.org

Phil Graves

Board Member

Patagonia | www.patagonia.com

Jeff Moyer

Chairman of the Board

Rodale Institute | rodaleinstitute.org

LaRhea Pepper

Board Member

Textile Echange | textileexchange.org

Alfred Grand

Board Member

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