Organizational Structure

“Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre Certification Limited” (abbreviated as “HKORC-Cert”) is an independent incorporated certification agent managed by “Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre” (abbreviated as “HKORC”).

The ORC-Cert is comprised of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Certification Board, The Standard Board and Office Staff. Members of the Board of Directors come from HKORC Governing Board. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the organic standards and certification system formulated or revised by the Standard Board and the Certification Board. It also serves as the body for final appeal of certification decisions.

The Certification Board is consisted of farmer, retailers, environmentalists/ scientists, consumers, government, worthy personages and HKORC co-organizers. The Board is responsible for the formulation or revision of the certification system applicable to Hong Kong. Furthermore, the Certification Board, based on the 'ORC Cert-Organic Production and Processing Standard', assesses organic farming and processing operations for conformance with the standard and makes decisions about their certification status.

The Executive Committee is made up of a representative from each of the 3 HKORC co-organizers. It is responsible for managing ORC-Cert staff to execute the entire system.

Board of Directors
Adjudication Group
Appeal Group
Executive Committee
Centre Director
Certification Board
Standard Board
Crop and Aquaculture Certification Board
Processing and handling Certification
Crop and Processing
Aquaculture Standard
Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre Certification Ltd.

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