Our certifications contribute significantly to high transparency, quality and security for our customers and their customers: Within the framework of the audits, independent third parties check us regularly. Our quality and management system is based on the ISO 9001 and 14001 standards.
Based on this, we implement industry-specific norms as well as product-related standards. Memberships in (corporate) initiatives open up further opportunities for us to develop in exchange with others.
Certifications confirm to us and our customers that we work to high standards.
We are regularly audited by independent third parties during the relevant audits.
The ISO 9001 standard from the International Organization of Standardization is the basis of our holistic quality management system. It ensures a continuous improvement process in quality management. Working according to ISO 9001 ensures efficient processes and high-quality, safe products.
The international standard ISO 14001 from the International Organization of Standardization specifies requirements for an environmental management system. We are certified since 2016. Within this framework, we record and evaluate all the environmental effects of our operations, for example the consumption of water, electricity and packaging materials. The aim is to constantly minimize these effects.
The application of a HACCP concept is obligatory for companies that process and distribute food. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. With the help of the HACCP concept, we identify possible risks in our processes as well as critical control points in order to offer our customers safe and high-quality food products.
IFS-FOOD is a standard for food safety that is internationally recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). It is aimed at companies that process food or package loose food. The aim is that the customer receives a food product that meets the agreed specifications.
IFS-BROKER is a standard for food safety that is internationally recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). It is aimed at companies that mainly trade food. The aim is that the customer receives a food product that meets the agreed specifications.
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice - in German: Good Manufacturing Practice. Our filling plants and storage facilities comply with the GMP requirements for pharmaceutical production according to EU Directive 2003/94, which is regularly checked by the local drug monitoring authorities.
AEO means Authorised Economic Operator. This status serves to secure the supply chain from the manufacturer of a product to the end consumer. The aim is to create a global framework for modern and effective risk management in customs procedures.
Approval as known consignor
Since 2012, we have been approved by the German Federal Air Freight Office as a known shipper and are audited annually. This means that goods that we ship by air can be loaded at the airport without further inspection.
We are audited according to the 4-pillar standard of SMETA. SMETA stands for Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit. SMETA pursues the goal of making the sustainability of value chains transparent. The auditor checks the four pillars of work standards, health and safety at work, environment and business ethics.
QS (Quality and Safety) is a product certification for meat and sausage products. We are certified for the area of straight feeding stuff (recognition by GMP+ International). Various of our oils and fats as well as low-fat press cakes from oil production serve as high-quality supplementary feed.
As an umbrella organisation, Bio Suisse unites over 90 percent of Swiss organic farms. The Bio Suisse guidelines go beyond the requirements of the EU Organic Regulation. They also include, for example, requirements for packaging materials and more extensive regulations for processing.
Bio / Naturland
Naturland is one of the largest organic associations in Germany and worldwide. 70,000 farmers in almost 60 countries farm according to Naturland's standards, 4,000 of them in Germany. The standards go beyond the requirements of the EU regulation on organic farming and also cover, for example, social issues. We have been partners of Naturland since mid 2020.
Cosmetic products cannot be certified according to the EU Eco-Regulation. Nevertheless, COSMOS ORGANIC enables safe organic cosmetic products for consumers. The underlying standard is based on the requirements of the EU-Eco-regulation, supplemented by environmental effects during production. COSMOS illuminates the entire value-added chain of a product.
The ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) certification programme stands for responsible fish farming. Regulations exist on feeding, water quality, antibiotic use and working conditions on fish farms.
The seal of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) stands for fish from sustainable wild catches. Fish stocks should remain usable in the long term and fishing gear should be used in an environmentally friendly manner. The 28 criteria of the MSC include, for example, that the fish stock is large enough to recover from fishing.
The B2B standard Global Standard and Certification Programme for the Responsible Supply of Fishmeal and Fish Oil (IFFO RS) has been called MarinTrust Standard since mid 2020. It requires that fisheries operate in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries of the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO and a recognized quality management standard. The catch area of the fish that are processed into fish oil can be traced.
Halal is an Arabic word and can be translated as allowed or permitted. The Halal certificate certifies a flawless, pure and therefore permitted (halal) quality of food, additives, cosmetics and other consumer goods from an Islamic point of view. The Halal certificate guarantees practicing Muslims that they can use a product.
Kosher means that food is permitted according to the Jewish dietary laws. The laws have their origin in the Torah, the five books of Moses. According to them, food is divided into kosher and non-kosher. A rabbi carries out the certification in our house, which is necessary to market kosher food.
RSPO stands for Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. The RSPO aims to help minimise the negative impact of palm oil production on the environment and on people in palm oil producing regions. We are certified for the supply chain models Identity Preserved (IP), Segregated (SG) and Mass Balance (MB).
V-label/vegan and vegetarian
The V-label is a quality seal for vegan and vegetarian products. Initiator is the European Vegetarian Union (EVU), which sees itself as the umbrella organisation for vegetarian and vegan organisations in Europe. So far, the label has mainly established itself in the food sector.
As a member we have the opportunity to participate in the following organisations,
expand our knowledge in exchange with external parties and develop ourselves further.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI) is a leading initiative of companies for socially responsible working conditions and environmental protection in global value chains. We are committed to this together with our business partners in the countries of origin, among other things with the help of independent auditors.
Global Shea Alliance
The Global Shea Association (GSA), a non-profit industry association, has 560 members from 35 countries. GSA is committed to a competitive and sustainable shea value chain worldwide.
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the consumption of omega-3 products worldwide and to ensuring high-quality industrial products that consumers can trust.
Fachverband der Gewürzindustrie e.V.
The trade association of spice industry e.V. has 90 member companies that process and refine spices. Among other things, the association publishes guidelines on sustainability for its members. The association's pfeffer magazine provides companies as well as end consumers with information about spices.