BCS: The Organic Certifier Number One
BCS ÖKO-GARANTIE GmbH was founded in 1990. In 1992, the company became the first German certification body registered under the Organic Regulation of the European Union (EEC 2092/91). In 1999, BCS ÖKO-GARANTIE GmbH was accredited as first organic certification body according to EN 45011. That is the reason why BCS is one of the leading pioneers in the ecological movement in Europe! Now, BCS ÖKO-GARANTIE GmbH has become very well established in the international markets and has gained worldwide recognition.
In August 2014 we have made an important progress by becoming a member of the Kiwa Group. We are delighted to offer our clients now an even wider range of high-quality services in certification. By operating under the new company name of Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH, we continuously act with the same high level in service and competence as in the last 25 years and remain one of the most trusted certification body worldwide for our clients.
According to a rough estimate, Kiwa BCS is involved in the certification of at least 35% of all organic products in the German market. BCS certifies about 450,000 operators in approximately 80 countries worldwide.
Kiwa BCS OEKO-Garantie maintains subsidiary companies and representatives in:
- South America: Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay
- Central America / Caribic: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
- North America: Mexico
- Europe: Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain
- Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand
- Near East: Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arabic Emirates, Iran
- Africa: Ethiopia, South Africa and Tunisia
Kiwa BCS Philosophy
Kiwa BCS is aiming for the creation of security for the consumers by providing clearness and transparency. Control is a necessity for the protection of serious producers, consequent providers and trusting consumers. We stand for credibility of the products verified by us and we support the market growth by providing confidence in the compliance of ecological regulations along the supply chain from producer to the consumer. We offer you worldwide extensive services from one source