Building Trust in Organics (revised 2007)
This second edition has been produced by Gunnar Rundgren with Ong Kung Wai compiling case studies and commenting on the whole work. Further comments and suggestions have been received from Diane Bowen and Eva Mattsson.
The previous edition was edited and written to a large extent by Gunnar Rundgren with contributions from Bo van Elzakker, Jim Riddle, Ong Kung Wai, and Roberto Ugas. It also contains material (in the section in documentation and in part 6) from the Guide to Compiling Documentation for Organic certification bodies, published by IFOAM 2002 and compiled by Ken Commins with input from Krista Kennedy, Vitoon Panyakuul, Jorge Casale, Jochen Neuendorrf, Rochelle Bosche, Robert Simmons, and Virginia Zenteno.
This Manual was comissioned by IFOAM.
Author: Gunnar Rundgren
2. ORGANIC CERTIFICATION CONCEPT
3. SETTING UP A CERTIFICATION BODY FOR ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
- What is certification?
- International Norms for Certification
- Development of Organic Certification
- Organic Standards
- Overview of an Organic Certification System
- Accreditation of Organic Certification Bodies
- Organic Market Recognition
4. RUNNING THE BUSINESS
- Why Develop Local Certification Bodies?
- The First Steps
- Organizational Development
- Staff, Personnel, and Committees
- The Operators and the Application
- The Certification Mark
- Record keeping
- Information and Market Activities
- Quality Management System and Document Management
- Improving Service and Operations: Surveys, Complaints, Audits, and Reviews
5. CASE STUDIES
- Certification as a Business Operation
- Business Planning
- Getting Recognition
- Assistance for Development
7. DEVELOPING DOCUMENTATION
8. SAMPLE ORGANIZATION AND QUALITY MANUAL
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