Organic Rules and Certification

Standards owner, Demeter Switzerland, Switzerland, 2009

Standards owner, Demeter Switzerland, Switzerland, 2009. [Certification - Standards owners]

Find additional information in attached files:

pdf (Swiss Demeter Convention for processing (incl. license fees))
pdf (Bio-dynamic Production Standards for Switzerland)
Other (etc.) (Demeter CH logo)

Name of these organic standards


Level of use of the organic standard


Comment on the use of the organic standard and additional subjects covered

Demeter Switzerland is the organisation for Demeter certification in Switzerland. The Swiss standard version is approved by the International Demeter Association. (The Demeter standards are attached in German version, they may also be found on the web but without a direct link to them)

Names of European countries and/or regions where these organic standards are used


Name of the organic standards owner

Schweizerischer Demeter Verband

Acroym of the standard owner if different from the name



Stollenrain 10, Postfach 344, CH-4144 Arlesheim, Switzerland


+41 (0)617069643


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Franziska Ruchti; e-mail:

Private or public organic standards owner


Type of standards owner

International Organisation/umbrella organisation, e.g. Demeter

Comments on type of standards owner

National Demeter Organisation in Switzerland

Type of logo


Comments on logo and the certification and inspection system for the standard

Producers: Contract with theSwiss Demeter Association; inspection & certification is carried out by bio.inspecta. Processors: Licence contract with the Swiss Demeter Association; inspection is carried out by an approved organic control body, while certification is done by bio.inspecta.

Total number of operators (incl. farmers) in the country certified according to these organic standards


Number of organic farmers certified according to these organic standards


Number of organic processors certified according to these organic standards


Special license fee claimed for the use of the logo apart from the certification costs


What is the price of the licence fee for various user categories (farmers, processors etc.)

Licence fee for all processors/manufacturers of Demeter products: € 65.74 (100 CHF) per contract / € 13.15 (20 CHF) per product. Licence fee for Demeter Farmers: 1.2 % of the Demeter turnover for bio suisse & Demeter farmers or 1% of the Demeter turnover for Demeter only. (the % of the turnover is slightly higher for cereals).

Link to public price lists, if available

Certification Systems Overview:Standards owners
Certification by country:Switzerland
Item type:Certification - Standards owners
ID Code:1835
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:25 Feb 2010 13:27
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 14:37

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