12 December 2019

Kiwa BCS and Kiwa Turkey cooperate with ACS International CO

The cooperation agreement applies to both the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, etc.) and Egypt. It covers the areas of organic raw material and food certification - Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH takes over this part of the agreement as a pioneer and expert in this field. Kiwa Turkey is responsible for the management certifications according to ISO (International Standards for Organization).


From left to right: Mohamed Hamed Mohsen (Vice-CEO ACS International CO for Quality), Sebastian Schachler (International Project Manager Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH) and Mohammad Abdullah Al Juraiban (CEO ACS International CO for Quality) are looking forward to the cooperation.


The following certifications in the organic raw material and food sector will be realized with the  cooperation: EC 834/2007, USDA-NOP National Organic Program, JAS Japanese Organic Standard, KOC Korean Organic Certification, COR Canadian Organic Regulation, BSI Bio Suisse International, NL Naturland, DI Demeter International and Global G.A.P. certification.

The following management certifications are also offered: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 50001 and ISO 37001.


The agreement enables Kiwa BCS to carry out inspections in these regions by ACS International CO for Quality inspectors. The cooperation will also significantly facilitate market access in the entire Middle East and Africa. In addition, the agreement allows to ensure the rotation of inspectors for standards such as Global G.A.P..


Joint trade fair visit in Dubai

From 3 to 5 December this year, the cooperation partners Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH and ACS International CO for Quality presented themselves together at MENOPE (Middle East Natural & Organic Product Expo) in Dubai. In addition, the first audits have already been carried out in the United Arab Emirates.