IRIS initiated at 2006 as an Organic Products’ Inspection and Certification Body, according to the European Legislation on Organic Products (REG EU 834/07 and EU 889/08). It was approved by the Hellenic Government with the EU code number GR-BIO-06. Ιts Certificates are valid all over the world.
IRIS is the first and only European Organic Products’ Certification Body, sited at the very productive island of Crete. We always wanted to be were the heart of agriculture beats and as close as possible to our clients, producers and operators.
IRIS is the biggest Organic Products’ Certification Body in Crete and one of the biggest in Greece.
The vision of IRIS’s founder, agriculturist and organic farmer Georgios Chatzidakis, was the creation of a reputable Certification Body, having the goal of offering safe Organic Products to the consumers and centered on the producer. That is the vision all of IRIS’s team shared and serves faithfully and continually since 2006.
IRIS’s first certificate was issued on 13/9/2006 and since then, millions of Certificates have been issued. Organic products have been sold by its certification sign, all over the world.
The year 2017 has passed to the company’s history, as IRIS expanded its activities to the Classification of Hotels in categories of Stars, according to the Hellenic Legislation and already has a very important portfolio of clients.
In order IRIS to achieve its goals:
- Is accredited according to ISO 17065, by the Hellenic Accreditation System.
- Assures the impartiality, reliability and integrity of all Certification Decisions.
- Chooses experienced employees and external sources, with scientific adequacy and invests on their continuous education and evolution.
Realizing that market had lack of Organic Kitchen Certification and combining at the same time its two activity areas and not only, IRIS created a private Standard for the Certification of Organic Kitchen, “BIO ESTIASIS”. By BIO-ESTIASIS, kitchens can by Certified for the production of BIO menus, dishes or/and meals, and offer them to their clients.
Since 2019, IRIS conducts Inspections on behalf of International Certification Bio Suisse AG, according to the BIO SUISSE Standards.
IRIS always heads with vision and is continually growing. Through its people and colleagues, IRIS can cover any of its clients’ professional needs and always is at their disposal in order to Certify them with integrity and reliability.