10 Feb 2014

“Enhancing Organic Integrity”

For the first time since its establishment, Organic Services, the international strategy and management consultancy, will be exhibiting at BIOFACH 2014.

Under its slogan “Enhancing Organic Integrity” the exhibit will be located at Stand 743, in Hall 1. This year Organic Services core activities are perfectly in line with the conference theme “Organic 3.0” presenting forward-looking approaches for improving organic integrity along the value chain.

Nuremberg, February 11th, 2014.

Organic Services will be launching two innovations at BIOFACH. Check Organic is a global Organic Integrity Platform, with a web-based search facility for certification data. Check Organic improves transparency and the integrity of organic products throughout the value chains by displaying certification data with the flow of goods along the whole supply chain. Captured with real time data from participating certification bodies, Check Organic will prevent fraud and abuse of certification data. Group Integrity is a web-based software solution for smallholder groups and for businesses with small producers under contract farming. Its purpose is to simplify the administration work of a group, including the implementation of Internal Control Systems (ICS). This reduces costs and facilitates certification, and improves confidence and reliability in national as well as international markets.
Organic Services is run by its four founding Directors: Udo Censkowsky, Frank Gerriets, Gerald A. Herrmann (a Past President of IFOAM), and Mildred Steidle. All four Directors are well known – and highly regarded – in the international organic sector. They have each been engaged in national as well as international organic sector for up to 30 years.

Organic Services, founded in December 2004, is an international strategy and management consultancy that specialises in organic production, sustainability and agricultural and industrial development. Based in Munich, Germany the consultancy draws on an extensive global network of dedicated specialists.

Organic Services offers a comprehensive range of services – always designed and conducted in an interdisciplinary manner. The consultancy’s specific expertise covers topics such as  strategy; policy and business development in the organic, fair trade, social responsibility and sustainability areas; software-based quality management; global value chains; market expertise and sourcing; standard setting, certification and accreditation consultancy; fairs conferences and study tours; biogas; and organic aquaculture and sustainable seafood. Organic Services has historical ties with BIOFACH and NürnbergMesse GmbH. Its Directors have been involved in the preparation and organisation of several international BIOFACHs fairs in China, Brazil and India. Currently, Udo Censkowsky consults NürnbergMesse in the context of BIOFACH China; and Mildred Steidle is consultant to  BIOFACH/VIVANESS Congress for a ninth year.

In the course of the BIOFACH/VIVANESS Congress programme, renowned specialists and organic industry experts will join the Directors of Organic Services to address key issues for the future. Topics such as future trends, organic integrity and quality management, next generation of certification-risk based audit management, improving smallholders’ market position, Chinese market development, and organic in the sustainable seafood market, are all matters open for discussion.

Your contact: Organic Services GmbH / Gerald A. Herrmann / Tel: +49  177 5521 460
g.herrmann@remove-this.organic-services.com / www.organic-services.com


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