Organic Rules and Certification

Standards owner, KRAV, Sweden, 2010

Standards owner, KRAV, Sweden, 2010. [Certification - Standards owners]

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Name of these organic standards

KRAV standards

Level of use of the organic standard

National

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

KRAV is organised as an incorporated association with, at present, 27 members. They represent farmers, processors, trade and also consumer, environmental and animal welfare interests. KRAV has adapted their private standards to IFOAM Basic Standards. The KRAV standards also fulfil the EU standards for organic production in the regulations (EC) No 834/2007, (EC) No 889/2008 and (EC) No 967/2008. In some cases the KRAV standards are stricter than the EU standards. The KRAV standards encompass more areas, such as certification of restaurants and industrial kitchens, fishing, textiles and in 2010 implementation of climate protecting energy requirements for green house production is starting to be implemented. KRAV is working at introducing further climate and resource protecting requirements.

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

Sweden

Link to the most recent version of these organic standards if publicly available

http://www.krav.se/KravRegler/

Name of the organic standards owner

KRAV Ekonomisk Förening,

Acroym of the standard owner if different from the name

KRAV

Address

Box 1037, Kungsängsgatan 12, SE-751 40 Uppsala, Sweden

Phone

+46 (0)18 158900

E-mail

info@krav.se

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.krav.se/System/Spraklankar/In-English/KRAV-/, http://www.krav.se/

Private or public organic standards owner

Private

Type of standards owner

Other e.g. combinations of above

If "other" then specify

KRAV is an association with 27 members (2010) representing farmers, processors, traders, consumers, environmental and animal welfare interests.

Type of logo

Quality

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

To obtain the KRAV-label a company needs to be responsible for the KRAV-product (license-holder). In Sweden thre are 3 private certification bodies certifying according to the KRAV standards, Aranea certifiering, SMAK, Valiguard and HS certifiering AB. Besides DEBIO in Norway certifies according to KRAV standards.

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

7459

Number of organic farmers certified according to these organic standards

5113

Number of organic processors certified according to these organic standards

441

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

Yes

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

Besides the farmers and processors, 863 restaurants and catering companies, 837 shops, 164 importers and 41 aquaculture producers were KRAV certified in 2008. Licence fees excl. VAT (2008): Basic fee for farms < 27 ha: 39 € (400 SEK) Farm area > 27 ha : 1,17 €/ha (12 SEK) Processors and importers: KRAV products turn over < 97500 € (1 million SEK): 39 € (400 SEK) KRAV turn over > € 97500 < € 7800000: 0,5%, KRAV turn over > € 7800000 < € 15600000: 0,4 %, KRAV turn over > € 15600000 < € 31200000: 0,3 %, KRAV turn over > € 31200000: 0,2 %, KRAV licence Shop, restaurant: 39 € (400 SEK) KRAV registration of food product: 39 € (400 SEK) Certification and registatio of food product in same company: 19,5 € (200 SEK)

Link to public price lists, if available

http://www.krav.se/Foretag/Varfor-KRAV/Prislista/

Number of employees (full-time, part time, free-lance) in "full-time years" working on organic standards issues for standards owners which are not accredited certifiers

13

Annual turnover related to licence fees in €

2371095 (24277165 SEK)

Comments on employees in "full-time years" and turnover

13 (2008)

Certification Systems Overview:Standards owners
Certification by country:Sweden
Item type:Certification - Standards owners
ID Code:2109
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:30 Jul 2010 13:01
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 14:35

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