Save ethically and help the Soil Association campaign for planet-friendly food and farming.
Organic Food and Agriculture
Organic agriculture recognises the relationship between our environment, our health and the food we eat. Organic farming avoids the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers and maintains the highest standards of animal welfare.
Who we lend to
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Triodos Bank finances the entire organic food chain, from producers and processors to retailers and restaurants
"Triodos Bank aims to support mainstream farmers in their switch towards organic farming through its conversion loan. It supports farmers financially while in conversion to organics, when yields are lower but they don't yet benefit from the organic premium"
"We strongly feel that agriculture has more to offer than just food production. We support organic entrepreneurs to expand their activities and to take up wider responsibilities for the community such as education, healthcare or ecological development"
Ian is our organic expert, and has financed hundreds of organic food and farming businesses since joining Triodos in 2005. Ian has over thirty years banking expertise, including three years spent providing financial services to marginalised communities in the West Midlands.
Networks and Partners
In the UK, Triodos Bank works in partnership with organic champions the Soil Association. As well as financing hundreds of food and farming businesses, and the charity itself, our Organic Saver account has raised millions of pounds for investment in the UK's organic industry.
Task Force Marktontwikkeling Biologische Landbouw
This Task Force is a partnership of the Dutch government, non-governmental organisations and organic businesses, aiming to increase organic food consumption by 10% each year. Triodos Bank is a founder member.
Louis Bolk Instituut
We have close links with the Louis Bolk Institute, since 1976 a pioneering source of knowledge and new insight, encouraging scientific research into organic and sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health care.
How Triodos Acts
Non-organic farming and its products may be sustainable in one respect - for example, in relation to animal welfare - but organic agriculture is a systematic approach that’s sustainable in all respects. That's why we only support organic businesses.