Organic Content Standard

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) relies on third-party verification to verify a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. It does not address the use of chemicals or any social or environmental aspects of production beyond the integrity of the organic material. The OCS uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS), and additional guidance can be found in the CCS Implementation Manual. 

Read more: OCS updates from OE standards

 Organic Content Standard

Transition from the OE standards to the OCS:

If you are currently certified to the OE standards, your transition to the OCS will occur on your next annual renewal. For additional information, contact your Certification Body. You can read an overview of what has changed in this document: OCS updates from OE standards.

Looking for suppliers?

Look for “OCS” in the column where the standards are listed to find companies who have transitioned.

Companies certified to the OE and OCS standards

Looking to become certified?

Contact one of the Certification Bodies listed below to become certified to the Organic Content Standard:


Looking to certify against the OCS?

Contact us at for more information.

Big thanks to Troy Tucker for designing our OCS logos!