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Accreditations

Based on several accreditations and registrations, BCS is authorized to certify according to the following standards and regulations:

  • EU Regulation on organic agriculture 
  • NOP (National Organic Programme of the United States Department of Agriculture)
  • JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard of Organic Products)
  • GlobalG.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practice)
  • Ley 20.089 DS17 (chilean Standard)
  • FTSA ( Fair Trade Sustainabiity Alliance)
  • GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)
  • KOC (Korean Organic Certification)
  • OSKSA (Organic Standard Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  • SPP (Simbolo Pequeños Productores)

    further certifications offered by BCS according to ecological and social certification standards:
  • UTZ CERTIFIED
  • Bird Friendly


Other accreditations and registrations

  • Accredited by CNCA China (local enterprise)
  • Accredited by MAG Costa Rica (BCS Germany)
  • Accredited by MAGA Guatemala (local enterprise)
  • Accredited by MAGA Ecuador (local enterprise)
  • Accredited by MAG Peru (local enterprise)
  • Accredited by MAG Colombia (local enterprise)
  • Accredited by TÜRKAK Turkey (local enterprise)
  • Accredited by Min. of Agric. Tunisia (local office)
  • Accredited by Min. of Agric. Romania (local enterprise)
  • Accredited by Min. of Agric. Bulgaria (local office)
  • Accredited by Min. of Agric. (regional) in Aragón, Spain
  • Registered by INC Cuba (local office)
  • Registered by MAG Dominican Republic (local enterprise)
  • Registered/approved in Iran

Cooperation

Thanks to an efficient cooperation with our partner INTERTEK, the one stop shopping has become reality for our clients: we also offer jointly various certifications such as

TNC, HACCP, IFS, ISO 9000, ISO 22000 etc.

Private standards of associations

Furthermore, BCS also inspects according to various standards of organic farmer associations, i.e. Naturland, Demeter, Bioland, GÄA and Biokreis.

Organic inputs

In addition, BCS offers to evaluate organic inputs to be used for organic cultivation according to the EU Regulation on organic production. (here you can find a list of inputs evaluated by BCS  Betriebsmittel-Inputs-Insumos

GLOBALG.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practice worldwide)

BCS offers a certificate for „Good Agricultural Practice“ which is getting a more and more crucial criteria required by retailers and distributors as a well as by the food processing industry.

Not only individual producers but also producer groups can apply for a GLOBALG.A.P. certification so that small producers also have the possibility to gain access to the international market. In many sectors a GLOBALG.A.P. certification is considered as an entry ticket to get in the providerlists of supermarkets, retailers and large processors.

GLOBALG.A.P. is still gaining in significance concerning aquaculture products as well as flowers and ornamentals and is the key to improve the company’s market position.

Steps to certification

You send an application to BCS, BCS sends you an offer and a contract. It is required to fill in a form describing your company, premises and organic activities. Ideally, this form should be returned to BCS before the first inspection which will be planned with the next possible inspection tour. The decision about certification will be taken after the inspection. You will receive your certificate as soon as possible after that if conformity with the norm has been approved.

With the contract you receive the standard control programmes which tell you what will be controlled. The BCS control criteria are an interpretation of the EU regulation and specify facts making the certification process more transparent for you.



 

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