CERTISYS is a control and certification organization, whose activities are governed accordingly by the public authorities and legislation. CERTISYS is accredited for structure and procedures, in accordance with guide standard ISO 65 (EN 45011), which requires independence, competence and impartiality CERTISYS’s basic task consists in guaranteeing the rigorous respect of the applied standards on products, systems or services.
The issuance of the certificate acts as a security for the consumer or the user. In Organic Farming for instance, this implies the ability, by means of a qualified staff, a local or regional based network and specific tools, to assist a great number of actors of the organic field, aiming at guaranteeing conformity and traceability to the European , American or Japanese standards, according to the market targeted.
The task of the Federaal Agentschap voor de veiligheid van de Voedselketen (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain) is to guarantee the safety of the food chain and the quality of our food to protect the health of humans, animals and plants. In accordance with the Federal law of 4 February 2000, the Agency is responsible for laying down, implementing and enforcing measures related to the analysis and the management of risks that may affect the health of consumers.
Intercontinental Exchange® (NYSE: ICE) operates global commodity and financial products marketplaces, including the world’s leading electronic energy markets and soft commodity exchange.
ICE’s diverse futures and over-the-counter (OTC) markets offer access to contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities including cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp and sugar, in addition to foreign currency and equity index futures and options.
International Organization of Standardisation is the world largest standards developing organization. ISO launches the development of new standards in response to sectors and stakeholders that express a clearly established need for them. ISO 9001:2008 is now firmly established as the globally accepted standard for providing assurance about the quality of goods and services in supplier-customer relations. This standard provides a set of standardized requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organization does, its size, or whether it is in the private, or public sector.
NYSE Liffe is the global derivatives business of the NYSE Euronext group. In Europe, NYSE Liffe runs futures and options markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris where every day approximately two trillion euros worth of derivatives business is traded by customers across the world.
UTZ CERTIFIED Good Inside is a market based sustainability program dedicated to creating an open and transparent marketplace for agricultural products. Besides coffee UTZ CERTIFIED has developed sustainability models for the production of cocoa and tea, and offers traceability services for palm oil. Within the UTZ CERTIFIED program farmers are trained in good agricultural and business practices with care for people and the environment, which lead to increased crop yield, improved quality and reduced costs.
UTZ CERTIFIED’s vision is to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains in which farmers are trained to be professionals, industry takes responsibility by demanding and sourcing sustainably grown products and consumers buy products that meet their standard for social and environmental responsibility.