Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, BCS Öko — Garantie GmbH, Spain, 2009

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

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Other (etc.) (bcs)

Type of authority/body


Level of operation


The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

BCS is a CB based in Germany with activities in other parts of the world. In Spain, the CB has a branch office and is authorized to work only in the Aragon region. Other certification schemes offered: Globalgap, Starbucks,

Name of the authority/body

BCS Öko — Garantie GmbH

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1992 (in Germany)

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


Accredited according to

ISO 65/EN 45011 with scope: EC 834/2007

Comments on accreditation

accredited by German accreditor

Authority/body accredited by:

DAP (Deutsches Akkreditierungssystem Prüfwesen GmbH), (EC 834/ 2007)

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



Cimbernstrasse 21, D-90402 Nürnberg, Germany


+34 93 765 0380


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Eduardo Sanchez

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

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

Demeter, Bioland, Naturland

Comments on the system for certification and/or inspection in the country

BCS is an international CB, which in Spain only does inspection and certification of organic production in the specific region of Aragon.

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

NOP, JAS, Global Gap

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

Ethiopia, South Africa, Tunesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala,Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey

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

Germany (main office), Bulgaria and Romania

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:Spain
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1846
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:26 May 2010 16:46
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:28

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