Regulations & Standards

National Organic Certification Mark (NOCM)

“NATIONAL ORGANIC CERTIFICATION MARK (NOCM)” published as “National Organic Logo” in the organic regulation No. 1870/71 dated 11th July 2014 under Export Development Act No. 40 of 1979 and registered at the National Intellectual Property Office under class No 29, 30, 31 and 32.

The National Organic Certification Mark (NOCM) can be displayed only on products produced, processed, packed, and labeled as per the Sri Lanka Organic Standard SLS 1324: 2018 and certified for compliance by an accredited Certification Body authorized by NOCU

In order to build trust amongst consumers and to provide an assurance of quality and standardization, the NOCU has introduced the guidelines to use the National Organic Certification Mark (NOCM), which can only be issued to organic producers after their produce has been certified by certification bodies that are accredited by the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB). Control Union Inspections (Pvt.) Ltd, Ind-Expo Certification Ltd and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) are the only three accredited certification bodies that are presently operating in Sri Lanka.

NOCU is the sole, absolute owner of this certification mark, and NOCU is granting licenses to certification bodies to issue NOCM. NOCU has introduced the guideline to these certification bodies and to the users of the certification mark.