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