Rodale Institute Approved partners are certified organic brands under the USDA Organic, IFOAM, or other accredited certifying bodies, yet are going above and beyond this standard by utilizing agricultural practices that improve soil health, animal welfare, and human well-being.
Below are the benchmarks, agricultural practices, and business practices by which Rodale Institute is vetting Rodale Institute Approved partners:
- Brand must be certified organic under an accredited certifier.
- Brand must sign on to become an ally of the Regenerative Organic Alliance.
- Letter from the brand leader stating that the brand is on a path toward implementing regenerative organic practices as defined by the Regenerative Organic Alliance.
- Rodale Institute and the brand partner will review the brand’s progress towards regenerative organic practices after 12 months. Rodale Institute reserves the right to discontinue the endorsement if the brand has not taken agreed-upon steps towards Regenerative Organic practices.
For more information about Rodale Institute Approved, and to begin the approval process, please contact Jeff Tkach, Chief Growth Officer, at Jeff.Tkach@RodaleInstitute.org.