What is organic certification?

Organic certification is the world’s most widely-used, secure and impermeable traceability system.

Every single BioGro certified product can be traced back to its origin. For example, a bottle of certified wine can be traced back to the exact vineyard its grapes came from; a single ground of coffee can be traced back to the plantation in which it grew; using certification, we can pinpoint the exact field where an apple was picked.

The certification process makes sure every stage in the ‘chain of custody’ between the producer and the consumer is secure and meets BioGro’s organic requirements. BioGro’s certification process is what empowers consumers to trust organic brands.

Our certification process includes checking a producer’s Organic Management Plan and conducting an annual audit. We visit farms, packing facilities, warehouses, stores and manufacturing operations to make sure their practices meet our organic standards and requirements. Only when BioGro’s organic requirements have been met does a producer receive BioGro certification.

 
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Our logo

The BioGro logo is the most recognised organic logo amongst New Zealanders. It is the mark of a certified organic product.

The BioGro logo guarantees a product has been made without GMO, animal testing and the routine use of synthetic pesticides.

BioGro certified producers carry the BioGro logo on their products to assure consumers that the organic products they buy are genuine. To know you're really buying organic, look for the BioGro logo.

Click here to read more about identifying certified organic products and avoiding greenwashing.

For primary production

For primary production

How long does it take?

There are a lot of factors that can help determine how long it may take a producer to complete their organic certification. To become fully BioGro certified as a primary producer takes approximately 2-3 years. 

Find out more about organic certification.

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BioGro certification options

BioGro certification options

Which programme is right for me?

If you're not a primary producer your road to certification may take many roads depending on the details of your operation as well as what countries your business operates in. Not sure what's right for you? Schedule an initial contact meeting to discuss.

Find out more about initial contact meetings.