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Control body, BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH, Germany, 2009

Control body, BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH, Germany, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Private

Level of operation

International

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Name of the authority/body

BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1990

EU control code according to O.J. 2009/C 72/04

DE-001-Öko-Kontrollstelle

Accredited according to

Combinations of above or ISO65 accreditation with scope: “Other organic standards”

Authority/body accredited by:

DAP Deutsches Akkreditierungssystem Prüfwesen GmbH, Japan's Agricultural Standards (JAS), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Is the authority/body a standards owner. If "no", then fill in the contact details below

No

Address

BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH, Cimbernstrasse 21, DE-90402 Nürnberg, Germany

Phone

+49 (911) 42439-0

E-mail

info@bcs-oeko.de

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.bcs-oeko.com/index.html

If not a standards owner, does the control authority/control body have a control logo?

Yes

Number of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) according to which the control authority/body offers certification and/or inspection in the country [standard certified / (standard inspected)]

6

Titles of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) for which certification (and inspection) is offered in the country.

EC 834/2007, Biokreis, Bioland, Demeter, Gäa, Naturland

Titles of non-European standards for which certification and inspection is offered in the country.

NOP (USDA), JAS

Brief overview of certification and inspection activities outside Europe (incl. organic standards, for which certification and/or inspection is offered) if relevant.

BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH offers services all over the world and is represented in all continents. Branch offices in: Africa (Ethiopia, South Africa, Tunisia), America (Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay), Asia (China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand/South East Asia)

Names of other European countries (than the country concerned), where the control authority/body is operating

Bulgaria, Romania, Spain

Comments on annual turnover and fees

No publicly available information on certification fees on the web site.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Germany
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1815
Deposited By:Alexander Zorn
Deposited On:18 May 2010 17:00
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 23:41

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