Accreditation body, Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS), Switzerland, 2009. [Certification - Accreditation body]
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Type of authority/body
level of organic accreditation
National And International
Comment on the level of accreditation
The Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) is part of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). SAS accredits all approved Swiss Organic Certification bodies according to EN45011 with scope of the Swiss Organic Ordinance (national level), but several organic certifiers also have many other programmes covered under EN45011, notably the EU Organic Regulation EC 834/2007 and other internationally applied organic standards.
Name of the authority/body
Swiss Accreditation Service
Acronym of authority/body if any
Lindenweg 50, CH-3003 Bern-Wabern, Switzerland
Links to authority/body web page and further information
Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible
Lorenz Roggli; e-mail: +41 (0)31 323 35 37
Accreditation schemes offered in the country for bodies certifying according to organic standards
Combinations of above or ISO65 accreditation with scope: “Other organic standards”
Description of combinations or "other" accreditation schemes
All organic certifiers accredited according to EN45011 with scope Swiss organic regulation, but many have also EC 834/2007 and private organic standards in accreditation scope
Comments on accreditation schemes
In Switzerland all organic certifiers are also accredited according to EN45004 (inspection body accreditation) for their inspection activities.
Number of organic control authorities/control bodies accredited, operating at the national level only.
Names of organic control authorities/control bodies accredited, operating at the national level only
Bio Test Agro, Organism Intercantonale de Certification (OIC)
Number of nationally and internationally operating organic control bodies accredited
Names of nationally and internationally operating organic control bodies accredited
Institute for Marketecology (IMO), bio.inspecta, ProCert, SQS, IMO GmbH (IMO Germany)
Comments on accreditation of organic control authorities / control bodies (certifiers and inspection bodies)
SQS is accredited for the Scope of the Swiss organic ordinance, but presently not listed as approved organic certification body. SAS accredits IMO GmbH Germany for organic certification in Germany and internationally.
Price of 1st time accreditation according to ISO65/EN45011 in €
CBs with up to 6 staff members and 500 operators operating only in own country: € 7900 - 11900. CBs with up to 12 staff members and 5000 operators operating only in own country: € 7900 - 11900.
Annual fee for maintenance of acrreditation according to ISO65/EN45011 in €
CBs with up to 6 staff members and 500 operators operating only in own country: € 5454. CBs with up to 12 staff members and 5000 operators operating only in own country: € 6115.
Number of employees (full-time, part time, frelancers) in "full time years" involved in organic accreditation according to ISO65/EN45011
0.3 full time years
|Certification Systems Overview:||Accreditation bodies|
|Certification by country:||Switzerland|
|Item type:||Certification - Accreditation body|
|Deposited By:||Florentine Meinshausen|
|Deposited On:||18 Aug 2009 16:40|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2010 17:05|
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