Nadine John

(Re-)certification of orga­nic products


In view of the con­ti­nuing incre­a­se in demand for orga­nic substrates, espe­cial­ly in the inter­na­tio­nal are­na, Klasmann-Deilmann has rea­li­gned its orga­nic cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on. At the begin­ning of 2019, the pro­duc­tion of orga­nic substrates was pla­ced under the con­trol of the inter­na­tio­nal inspec­tion body Ecocert. As the Ecocert Group is an inter­na­tio­nal­ly ope­ra­ting cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on body with a high level of reco­gni­ti­on, we hope to gain fur­ther trust from our inter­na­tio­nal part­ners and customers.

In addi­ti­on to the sites in Sedels­berg, Schö­ninghs­dorf and Gees­te, which have been cer­ti­fied orga­nic sin­ce 1999, now also our inter­na­tio­nal pro­duc­tion sites in Schie­dam and Silu­te are cer­ti­fied with Ecocert”, says Josef Reh­me (Qua­li­ty Manage­ment). „The chan­ge to Ecocert has worked out well. More than 200 reci­pes for orga­nic substrates have been tes­ted in accordance with the EU Orga­nic Regu­la­ti­on. We have suc­cess­ful­ly pas­sed all our audits this year and are very plea­sed that we can now offer cer­ti­fied orga­nic substrates in all markets”.

At the Schwe­ger­moor site, we will con­ti­nue to coope­ra­te with Grün­stempel. The rea­son why is easi­ly unders­tood: „A major cus­to­mer who purcha­ses two peat-free pro­ducts from Schwe­ger­moor wants cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on by Grün­stempel becau­se of their high pro­fi­le in Ger­ma­ny. We are making this pos­si­ble and have recei­ved the update today”.