Services

Our main activity is the inspection and certification of organic agricultural farms, processing plants and traders. We offer our services in the ‘Agriculture’ and ‘Processing and Trade’ divisions.

Please select the relevant division. You will then see an overview of the services available.


Your path to certification, step by step

1

You express your interest
Click on the “Register interest” button and fill in the form
2

We contact you
by phone or mail
3

You register with us
Sign and send in the registration form
4

We inspect you on site,
certify your products and issue the certificate

Austria Bio Garantie is an accredited inspection and certification body in accordance with ISO 17065. All activities are subject to supervision by the Austrian Accreditation Body and the National Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

Enrollment of new companies 

New clients can register with us on our website for the desired services. 

Inspection 

We conduct the onsite inspection using an integrated and structured checklist. We send the documents which have to be completed to our clients prior to the inspection. During the inspection our inspector issue an inspection report, in which their observations and the measures that have to be taken by the client following the inspection, are recorded, along with the deadlines of these. In the end of the inspection our inspector shares the content of the inspection report, then both parties sign it. Following this the inspection report and all relevant documents are forwarded to the certifier. Therefore the inspection and certification processes are never conducted by the same person. 

Certification procedure 

The certification body checks all the information collected by the inspector during the inspection process. If the farm/processing unit and the products comply with the regulations, the certificate is issued and the certification process is concluded. 

Organic agriculture 

Organic agriculture is the farming and food production system, which either prohibits or restricts the application of soil enhancing products, fertilizers, certain plant protection products, and veterinary medicine products. Organic agriculture gives priority to sustainability, biodiversity and protection of the environment. Inspected farms applies the rules prescribed in the EU organic regulation and national laws within a strict control framework. In order for someone to deal officially with organic agriculture, it is necessary to sign the contract with the control and certification body for organic farming and production. From the day of signing the contract it is mandatory to comply with the EU organic regulation, which is defined by the EU and integrated in the national laws. The operator is obliged to comply with requirements, and to verify this with documents throughout the year, which is reviewed by the organic control and certification body. An organization operating outside of the certification system is not permitted to sell their products with marking referring to organic agriculture, not even in case the activity of their farm is similar or possibly identical with regulated organic agriculture. One of the most important requirements is that in organic production use of the genetically modified animals, plant materials and substances is not permitted. Apart from a few exemptions the application of chemically produced synthetic plant protection products, easily soluble phosphorus fertilizers and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers is prohibited.


Below you can read a few statements confirmed by research, which speaks for organic agriculture: