Organic Rules and Certification

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


Level of operation


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


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


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



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


+49 (911) 42439-0


Links to authority/body web page and further information

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


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)]


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.


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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