IFOAM: More than 100,000 organic certificates now registered with bioC

bioC, the international organic certificate registry continues to grow, and now holds over 100,000 organic certificates in its system representing over 80,000 certified operators and their products covered across a range of government regulations and private standards.

The service that bioC provides to the organic market increasingly shows its wide applicability, accessibility, and usefulness for ensuring the compliance of traded organic goods, the streamlining of assurance programs, and the corresponding gains in efficiency of human and financial resources for such purposes.

Rolf Mäder, bioC’s Managing Director says, “bioC has made good progress during the last years. Due to cooperation with IFOAM – Organics International we have gotten more international participation and have now 42 certification bodies worldwide cooperating with bioC. With the new technical platform we can provide now as an additional service an interface to ERP systems to make using bioC-services even more convenient and useful for our clients.”

Furthermore, bioC augments its bank of data with customized services to enable companies to receive a complete and continuously updated information and monitoring service to check the regulatory compliance of any and all certified suppliers’ goods in their systems.

“The more that producers, traders and certification bodies participate in bioC, the greater the benefit it provides all around. It’s a positive feedback cycle that moves bioC and the whole organic sector closer to the objective of having a ‘one-stop-shop’ for validating the certification compliance of operators and products.” says David Gould of IFOAM – Organics International. 

As an initiative by and for the organic sector, bioC warmly invites more participants – especially traders and certification bodies – to try out the system and see for themselves the mutual benefits available. More information is available from the bioC and IFOAM – Organics International websites. To get involved or for further inquiries, please contact Rolf Mäder (Rolf.Maeder@bioC.info) or David Gould (d.gould@ifoam.bio).

Source: Press release IFOAM, 11.01.2018