Our accreditation as a Certification Body is based on ISO 17065 Standard and is granted by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (Germany)).


DAkkS Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle  for Testing (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) is one of the sector specific, legally independent accreditation bodies DAkkSin the German economy working on a non-profit basis. It’s responsible for the accreditation of testing and research laboratories, of certification bodies for products and of inspection bodies in the voluntary area.

Accredited Certification under ISO 17065:

  • GLOBALGAP – Fruits and Vegetables

Approved Certification by UTZ Certified:

  • Utz Certified – Coffee, Tea and Cocoa

Approved verification:

  • 4C (Common Code for Coffee Community)
  • CmiA (Cotton made in Africa)
  • CAFE Practices (Starbucks)
  • Cocoa Practices
  • Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

Accreditation for RA Standards:

The Rainforest Alliance (RA) have developed an accreditation system to ensure trust and transparency in the inspection and certification of producers, manufacturers and distributors. Accredited certification bodies certify farms, group administrators, processors and traders that comply with SAN’s standards and policies.

RA has with effect from 1st January 2017 taken over from IOAS to assess and monitor certification bodies that wish to provide certification to the SAN standards.

Scheme requirements

The RA assesses certification bodies against RA approval for Certification Bodies developed by RA technical experts for inspection and certification. The certification body must also be accredited to ISO 17065

The certification body can choose the following scope categories:

  • RA Sustainable Agriculture Standard
  • RA Chain of Custody Standard