The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of certified organic input and chain of custody. The goal of the OCS is to increase organic agriculture production.
Learn more about the benefits of organic agriculture at AboutOrganicCotton.org.
The first version of the OCS was released in March 2018. The OCS 3.0 revision process began in 2019, and the updated standard was published on March 1, 2020. You can read more about our revision process in the Development Hub.
View the OCS 3.0 Consultation Feedback Summary for a summary of comments received during the Public Stakeholder Review period.