CERES

CERES works towards the following quality goals:


1. Transparency


We are transparent regarding our criteria, policies and standard interpretation. Our policies are available to the public and clients do not need to worry about suddenly being faced with new, unexpected requirements.


2. Efficiency


We strive to deal with your certification request in the shortest possible time.

We endeavor to answer your questions within three business days.


3. Partnership


We provide you with the necessary tools to auto-assess your farm's or company's compliance with relevant standards and define corrective measures.

We believe in operator responsibility.

How we seek to achieve these goals:


The CERES management, Ulrich Findel, Dr. Bernhard Schulz, and Albrecht Benzing have many years of experience in international certification work

We work with well trained and independent local staff who are regularly updated.

We continuously adapt and improve our quality management system.

We reduce bureaucratic procedures to the necessary minimum

We seek consistent, impartial, equal treatment for all clients

We are open to new ideas and suggestions for improvement

We have clear procedures for preventing conflicts of interest and discouraging corruption

For more information, please consult our Declaration of Undertaking


Accreditation:


CERES is accredited/registered to certify according to the following standards: Regulation (EC) 834/07,

NOP (see USDA website),

JAS Organic,

GLOBALG.A.P.,

UTZ CERTIFIED,

C.A.F.E. Practices,

and TESCO Nurture.


Please see Certificates of Accreditation and Registration.


Well defined procedures and policies for:


Farmers and farmer groups

Beekeepers

Wild collection companies

Processors

Traders

Certification of substances used for organic production, ie. fertilisers, pesticides or processing aids

One inspection:


Covering all requested standards, including those of private organisations as Naturland, Demeter, BIO SUISSE, Soil Association, with whom we cooperate.


Our name:


CERES - CERtification of Environmental Standards refers to "Ceres", the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture, who was equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter. She represented the plenitude of crops and was a symbol for soil fertility.


Wherever you are:


Experienced and well trained CERES inspectors can perform inspections for you in:


America

Africa

Asia

Europe

Oceania