LEAF Marque

LEAF Mar­que is a lead­ing glob­al assur­ance sys­tem recog­nis­ing more sus­tain­ably farmed prod­ucts. It stands for more envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty and is held by farm busi­ness­es which meet our rig­or­ous stan­dards of sus­tain­able farm­ing prac­tice. LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fied busi­ness­es have been inde­pen­dent­ly ver­i­fied against the robust LEAF Mar­que Standard.

The principles of Integrated Farm Management (IFM) underpin the requirements of LEAF Marque certification, as set out in the LEAF Marque Standard. IFM is a whole farm business approach that delivers more sustainable farming. Modern technology and traditional methods are used with the goal of delivering a prosperous farming that enriches the environment and engages local communities. A farm business managed to IFM principles will demonstrate site-specific and continuous improvement across the whole farm including: Organisation and Planning, Soil Management and Fertility, Crop Health and Protection, Pollution Control and By-Product Management, Animal Husbandry, Energy Efficiency, Water Management, Landscape and Nature Conservation and Community Engagement.