ACO (Australian Certified Organic) is Australia’s largest certifier of organic and biodynamic produce. ACO certification is internationally accepted and is strictly regulated to ensure the production of naturally safe, high-quality, nutritionally vital foods and food products that are free from synthetic fertilizers or processes. Organic systems also promote more humane treatment of animals, provide meat that is free from hormones and antibiotics, and promote healthier, more sustainable use of natural resources. Currently, only 1.5% of the world’s farmland is certified organic.
Being responsible for more than half of the world’s organic produce, Australia has some of the most stringent testing requirements in the world for acquiring organic certification, and ACO holds international accreditation for standards of integrity, impartiality, and objectivity.