Southern Cross Certified Australia - Sevices
Today, there are many Sustainable Production Standards that a farmer or grazier can be certified to. Further down the supply
chain, Processors, Manufacturers, Wholesale, Retail outlets all need to be educated as to the benefits of these Standards.
At Southern Cross Certified Australia (SXC), we can assist you in identifying which of these Standards is best for you and your operation.
At SXC, we have amassed in excess of 56 years of organic certification experience, however we are not just organic certifiers.
While organic certification is our speciality certification, we consider ourselves to be Sustainability Certifiers. We offer the following
certification services :
AS 6000 - Organic and biodynamic products
Australia’s Domestic Organic Standard. Certification to AS6000 does not allow you to export your product. In fact, no product,
either in part or in full, that is certified to AS6000, can be in an exported product. It is purely for sale within Australia
and must be sold direct to consumer.
The National Standard for Organic & Biodynamic Produce
Australia’s Export Organic Standard. Certification to the National Standard (NS) allows you to sell product in any market
within Australia and into all Non Regulated Markets outside Australia. This is by far, the most popular organic certification
Exports to the EU and Switzerland
The Department of Agriculture has formally assessed SXC's procedures as satisfying the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065:2012
Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services. In addition, SXC is currently
undergoing third party accreditation against the same ISO/IEC 17065:2012 requirements, to separately meet an importing
requirement for the European Union and Switzerland markets only. Contact us if you would like to know
more about SXC certification and exports to the EU and Switzerland.
SXC Allowed Input Scheme
Manufacturers of suitable products can provide a third-party assurance to their customers that their products are suitable for
use in organic production systems certified to the National Standard for Organic & Biodynamic Produce and AS 6000.