Requirements that companies must meet to obtain Friend of the Earth certification for sustainable farming include:

  • A well organised environmental management procedure;
  • A system of protection of the ecosystem and the implementation of areas dedicated to the conservation of wild flora and fauna;
  • The reduction of the use of chemically synthetic substances for the production of fodder and the use of FOE certified feed;
  • Respect for animal welfare beyond the limits of the law;
  • Periodic checking on the state of the structures and animals’ psychophysical conditions for stress evaluation;
  • The rational use of water and soil preservation;
  • The use of energy from renewable sources;
  • The use of manure and output as fertilizers and to produce energy (biogas);
  • Control of greenhouse gas emissions and the implementation of systems to reduce them;
  • Social responsibility.

Technical Documents



As a first step you need to download, compile and return to the preliminary information Questionnaire (PIF):

  • The PIF does not oblige the applying company to commit to proceeding with the audit phase.
  • Any checks before the audit are free of charge.
  • All information will be kept strictly confidential.