- Soil Association
- About Us
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
The Soil Association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, charity number 206862 and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity number SCO39168.
The Charity has a wholly owned subsidiary Soil Association Certification Limited, the UK’s largest organic certification body. This is run as a not for profit company that as well as helping to deliver parts of the Charity’s strategy also generates financial returns that are ploughed back into the Charity’s wider work.
The Charity helped to establish and has ongoing involvement in the Soil Association Land Trust. The Land Trust is a charity in its own right, charity number 1121011, established to acquire and maintain farmland sustainably and to connect the public with land stewardship.
Annual Review and Finances
Read our 2017 Annual Review for an overview of our aims and the impact our work has had.
Our Annual Report and Accounts are available to view showing how we raised and spent money over the last year.
What we do
We deliver our charitable aims under three strategic themes.
Facing the future
Much has changed since the Soil Association was born in 1946. The world's resources are being put under increasing pressure by intensive food and farming systems.
Working with farmers, growers and researchers, we're championing practical solutions to farming's modern day challenges.
Good food for all
Good food should be the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are.
We're making good food available in nurseries, schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, workplaces and on the high street.
Through our trading subsidiary, Soil Association Certification, we work with over 6,000 businesses. The way these businesses operate achieves real change in the world - they farm without chemicals, they make and serve healthier food and they educate their customers.
Transforming the Way we Farm
The Soil Association runs schemes to secure the future of farming and lobbies government to make changes to harmful policies.
Soil Association Certification
Soil Association Certification engages with farmers, processors, caterers and crofters to bring our organic and ecological principles to life.
While you’re here…
…we’ve got a small favour to ask. As a charity we rely on fundraising to do our vital work. We champion a world where people, farm animals and nature can thrive – and we’ve made huge steps forward working with farmers, growers and researchers to find pioneering and practical solutions to today’s farming challenges. But there’s so much more to be done.
You can help change the way we farm and eat for good. If everyone who visits our website and cares about the food they eat and how it’s been produced, makes a small contribution today, we can do more of the work that really matters.
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