Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF)

LEAF is a registered charity based in the UK which promotes sustainable food and farming and aims to ‘inspire and enable prosperous farming that enriches the environment and engages local communities’. It designs and operates the LEAF Marque Standard – a global environmental assurance system recognising sustainably farmed products.

The LEAF Marque Standard primarily  focuses on core requirements under Economic Performance, Environmental Quality and Social Health. The core requirements cover:

  • Organisation and Planning
  • Soil Management and Fertility
  • Crop Health and Protection
  • Pollution Control and By-Product Management
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Management
  • Landscape and Nature Conservation
  • Community Engagement
  • Animal Husbandry

The LEAF Marque Standard aims to apply the principles and practices of Integrated Farm Management (IFM) on a whole farm basis. These can be applied globally. Each inspection is site specific and both small and large scale growers can embrace them.

The LEAF Marque Standard is in compliance with:

Code

Compliance Status (Code Version and approval date of compliance)

Last Updated

Standard-Setting

Version 5, March 2015

Version 6, Independent Evaluation due for completion 2018

21/09/2016

Impacts

Version 2, Independent Evaluation due for completion 2017

21/09/2016

Assurance

Version 1, Independent Evaluation due for completion 2017

21/09/2016

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