We would like to share with you our story as a certification body: food safety has always been our main aim.
When our company was founded, in 1988, health threats, particularly caused by pesticides, were a big issue in Italy. We thought that organic production could have been a fascinating solution to this problem, even if at that time this production process was almost unknown. There was no culture for organic, only rich and health oriented people used to buy organic products.
Through our certification service, we wanted to guarantee high production standards, and try to create a new market, making organic food affordable for a wide range of consumers. We welcomed European legislation in 1991 as a strong basis to go forward in this way. Furthermore, We believed that only big agrifood companies could have been able to make the big change in the market, so it was important to envolve them in organic production.
After all these years, we can happily say that we make it. We’ve joined IFOAM on 1995, and we shared the same vision ever since. Our CCPB Global Programme is the certification scheme for organic products that We had set up to certify compliance with the IFOAM standards.
Now we’re also able to certificate agrifood, textiles, and cosmetics. We’re focusing our efforts also towards sustainaibility programs.
For the future we’d like to spread the idea that technology could help organic farming in order to provide a better and sustainable production system. We would like to weigh up the balance between technology and nature respectively.
Organic can still improve, but it’s the best solution available now for sustainability.