Certificates are not everything, but everything is nothing without them!
The EU Regulations on organic production 834/2007 and 889/2008, are the basis for all farmers, processors and distributors of organic products. They define the guidelines for the production, processing and trade, and hence protect the terms “organic” and “eco” for food and feed throughout the entire European Union, Regular – including unannounced – checks at all levels guarantee the organic standard.
More information: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
The Naturland e.V. was founded in 1982. Its members are organic farming operations. The Naturland association has issued guidelines for the production, processing and trade, which are stricter than statutory standards in many aspects. Naturland is represented worldwide in 52 countries with 54,000 farmers. A particular concern of the Naturland e.V. is the compliance with social standards. Vivaorganic GmbH is a partner of Naturland.
More information: Naturland e.V.
Bio Suisse is the umbrella organisation of the Swiss Knospe companies and owner of the registered brand Knospe. The supporters are the approx. 7,100 Knospe farmers and Knospe horticulturists, who are organised in 32 member organisations. Vivaorganic is a licensee of BioSuisse.
More information: BioSuisse
IFS International Featured Standards
IFS standards help to ensure that the certified companies produce a product in conformity with specifications agreed with the customers, and consistently work on improving processes. Manufacturers and distributors from all over the world are now working with the various standards in order to fulfil new requirements of globalisation with quality, transparency and efficiency. Vivaorganic is certified according to the IFS Broker Standard.
GMP is an international standard for the animal feed industry. All aspects of storage, transport, trade and processing are regulated in guidelines [AR1].
Vivaorganic is certified according to the GMP+B3 standard.