Working towards sustainable practices

Ecocert South Africa, a subsidiary of the Ecocert group, have and continue to assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices through certification, consulting, and training services since 2002. We also offer the attestation of inputs for use in organic agriculture.

We are an energetic and dynamic team who pride ourselves on quick communication response times and friendly service in English or Afrikaans.






What do we stand for? We strive to enable production processes that respect the environment, better management of available energy and of natural resources (water, air, soil fertility), socially responsible sectors, and better product quality and safety. All of these elements are essential to address today's economic, social and environmental challenges in order to build tomorrow's world.

Working together for a sustainable world

The world is changing, and along with it, so is the awareness of the impact we have on the planet. At this very moment, the preservation of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, the equitable distribution of resources and respect for the environment are major challenges for our society. Now more than ever, we are convinced of the need to improve our models.

The challenge is daunting, but we are convinced that everyone has a role to play if we are to overcome the situation. In order to take part, we first chose the path of certification. In seeking to promote sustainable models, we follow on from the principles advocated by organic farming. Through certification, but also by means of training and consulting, we help each player to analyse, strengthen and transform its practices.

"We are proud to have become, on the strength of our deep convictions, a major player in organic farming. All of our services are aimed at promoting and disseminating more environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout the world."

William Vidal, President of Ecocert Group

Being an agent for change

Through not only our businesses but also our daily actions, Ecocert strive to be proactive in favour of the environment, in accordance with our convictions. Our commitments are long-term and, because it is always possible to do better, in a continuous improvement mindset.

To find out more, read

our CSR report


100% of our carbon emissions offset every year


Trees planted by our employees in 2018

14 out of 17

UN Sustainable Development Goals addressed by our work

The headquarters of ECOCERT, a positive energy building!

Located in the region of Toulouse in the south of France, our flagship eco-building is the perfect symbol of our commitment. Built from natural and local materials like wood and straw, it also produces more eletric power than it other words, our building has positive energy!


clients assisted across the world

Promote and ensure sustainable practices

Since 1991, we have supported organisations that have a positive social and environmental impact. It is through certification, our core business, that we verify the compliance of a series of requirements defined in a standard.

In addition, in order to ensure that the practices we advocate are communicated and adopted by as many people as possible, we have developed new services: training and consulting.


clients assisted across the world

Through these activities, we seek to support any organisation in its progress initiative, while also enabling clients to gain recognition for their commitments.

The origins of our commitment


The 1980s

The organic farming movement: our pioneering spirit

Committed with consumers, doctors and teachers to defend a healthier and more environmentally friendly agricultural and agri-food system, a team of engineers gets involved in the drafting of French and European regulations- A visionary approach that will contribute to the growth of organic farming.


Creation of Ecocert: materialisation of an idea

The movement is launched... it is now a question of moving forward. In order to give it a larger scope, this same group creates Ecocert in 1991.


Launch of Ecocert South Africa

To strengthen its capacity to manage the steady growth of the organic sector in the subregion, Ecocert South Africa is established. This decision was fuelled by a strong global demand for organic rooibos, wine, and medicinal plants.


Fair beginnings

Ecocert Southern Africa starts to offer Fair for Life as a fair trade standard to strengthen its social impact.


New client service in South Africa

Ecocert South Africa takes over the management of clients from the majority of English speaking countries on the African continent ensuring the highest level of client services.

The strength of an international network

The challenges of sustainable development know no borders, which is why Ecocert works closely with you in more than 130 countries. Thanks to our offices all over the world, you benefit locally from the expertise of teams specialised in your sector, who are always ready to respond to your needs.

Ecocert South Africa can service clients in the following countries:

South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Botswana, Eswatini, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Palestine.