CCOF is excited to announce that we are offering the Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC™) program in partnership with the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA).
Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC™) is an umbrella certification covering environmental protection, animal welfare, and fair trade, and represents the highest standard for organic agriculture in the world. The ROC™ program encompasses three pillars—Soil Health, Animal Welfare, and Social Fairness—and includes three levels—Bronze, Silver and Gold. More information on the ROC™ pillars and levels can be found in the ROC™ Program Manual and ROC™ Framework located on the ROC™ website Resources page.
CCOF is offering the ROC™ program to farms and ranches located in the United States that have a USDA organic certification with CCOF. This program is offered to handlers at the Gold level only. Any new CCOF applicants can apply for organic and ROC ™ certifications concurrently.
ROC™ brings farmers, brands, policymakers, educators, researchers, and individuals together to create a healthy food system that respects land and animals, empowers people, and restores communities and ecosystems through regenerative organic farming. Individuals purchasing ROC™ products can connect with a suite of values and know their purchase makes a positive impact at every level: environmentally, ethically, and socially.