The organic certification focuses on verifying your company's compliance with the EU Organic Regulation. By becoming certified, you can build trust with your customers. Certification signals to your customers that your business complies with the requirements of the EU Organic Regulation and thus gives them peace of mind. This in turn brings repeat business and strengthens your reputation.
Every company that produces, processes or markets organic products must be certified according to the requirements of the EU Organic Regulation. These products can be agricultural products such as seeds and seedlings, food or feed grains, vegetables, fruit, animals, products of animal origin such as eggs or milk. All further processed organic products, such as bread and bakery products, dairy products, snacks, etc. also fall within the scope of the EU Organic Regulation. The same applies to organic animal feed.
What you need to know
The market for organic products is growing continuously and consumers are increasingly demanding organic raw and processed products. To benefit from this boom in the European market, you need to ensure that your products are labelled as organic - certification under the EU Organic Regulation makes this possible.
Organic or ecological products are those that are produced in a way that avoids the use of synthetic chemicals, are produced without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, do not contain genetically modified products and have been processed according to strict specifications of the EU Organic Regulation. Proof of a product's "organic" or "eco" status requires detailed records and on-site inspections.
Becoming certified with Kiwa
The European organic market has grown by 125 per cent in the past decade to around €27 billion. This presents an exciting opportunity for food businesses. To benefit you need to be certified to sell your products in the EU.
Kiwa is one of the pioneers of the organic movement in Europe (our inspection body number is DE-ÖKO-001) and carries out inspections and certifications in all areas of organic producers, for farmers, processors, packers, importers, exporters and warehouses. Together with Kiwa, you will be able to certify your organic products and use the EU organic label, gain access to the European market and show your customers your commitment to sustainability and quality.
The EU Organic Regulation was updated to reflect changes in the fast-growing global organic market in 2017. The new regulations now apply to e.g. salt, cork and beeswax and continue to apply to seeds, plants and processed agricultural products used as food or feed. The regulations also apply to organic products produced and imported outside the EU.
Ask us for a non-binding offer. Once the contract has been signed, we will carry out an initial audit at your business, after which you will receive an inspection report containing all the inspection points and their results. If your company fulfils all legal requirements, our certifiers will issue your organic certificate.
To guarantee high quality and independence in the certification process, we work according to the four-eyes principle.
An organic audit must be carried out annually. Furthermore, the legislator prescribes that 10 % additional random samples are carried out and a total of 20 % of the audits must be unannounced.
We accompany you and your company professionally in all areas of organic certification. Conquer your place in the organic market and grow with us.
Advantages of getting certified with Kiwa
- Increase your profit – by participating in the continuously growing organic market and, in addition, meeting the requirements of your customers. Here's how organic certification can help you grow your business - and your bottom line
- Meet customer needs – customers increasingly demand organic products; set the tone with the EU organic label
- Improve competitiveness – organic certification helps you enter the organic market regionally and globally and build new partnerships
European organic certification helps you enter the European market and forge new partnerships
- Demonstrate your commitment to quality – certification shows customers, partners and employees your products meet the requires quality standards
- Contribute to sustainability – show your support for global goals on climate change, biodiversity and environmental protection
- Support farmers in your supply chain – EU organic certification creates a level playing field for farmers, including those from non-EU countries who export to the EU