Organic Services is an international strategy and management consultancy, specializing in organic food, sustainability and development matters. We draw on 30 years of experience and a global network on all continents. Our services have an interdisciplinary focus, and include, among others, market development and studies, product sourcing, consultancy in certification and accreditation, renewable energy (biogas), and conferences and knowledge transfer through the organization of trade fairs study tours.
Organic Services is internationally known for its outstanding expertise for quality management and software-based audit and traceability tools. As the global sales partner of Intact GmbH, the service provider of the best-in-class certification and audit management solution, Ecert, we are experts in integrity management solutions. Examples include, besides several successful industry consultancies at national and international levels, »Check Organic«, providing many different functionalities to enhance supply chain integrity, and »Group Integrity«, for the administration of (internal) control systems for smallholder groups, companies with contract production as well as local certifiers, and finally "Ecert Basic", an off-the-shelf version of Ecert for the management of the audit/ certification process for local/ small certifiers.
Gerald A. Herrmann has pioneered the organic sector. He is a world-wide renowned specialist and organic industry expert and speaker. After gaining his university degree in agriculture (1985) he spent almost two decades shaping Naturland, a private organic certifying and farmers association, as organic farm consultant, President and finally as Executive Director. At the same time, he served voluntarily in different capacities in IFOAM for nearly two decades, including as its Vice President (1989-2005) and President (2005-2008).
Educated as an agriculture economist and wholesale manager, Frank Gerriets started his career in an organic wholesale company with responsibility for sales. He then moved to Naturland, where he was in charge of its financial management with responsibility for finances and internal coordination. In that period he led the development of innovative IT software for the administration and management of organic certification services and the respective operators.
Frank is a renowned expert in software-based quality management with a focus on traceability and risk-based audit management. He frequently presents software-based quality and food safety concepts at fairs or expert groups.
Organic Services partnered with Intact GmbH and datamints GmbH to establish Check Organic. Read more information on the two partners.
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to projects submitted to Horizon 2020 which were deemed to deserve funding but did not receive it due to budget limits. This quality label is a guarantee for investors to find high standard projects from the European SMEs with strong feasibility and capacity of development.
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