They make it possible
Aboca was founded 40 years ago in Tuscany, with the aim of restoring the central role played by natural substances in human health and well-being, within a strongly research-oriented context using the criteria of Evidence-Based Medicine. The company’s mission is to re-read the body’s pathophysiological mechanisms and search for 100% natural cures for the human body. Its expertise lies in researching, developing, producing, and marketing medical devices and food supplements based on natural molecular complexes. Aboca fully controls its vertically integrated manufacturing chain, from organic farming (over 1700 hectares) to research, production and distribution. Aboca covers all the main self-medication health needs, with a particular focus on areas involving the metabolism and the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems thanks to 100% natural products. Aboca is a Benefit Corporation since 2018, balancing the interests of the business with the interests of the community to achieve the Common Good. Organic farming and biodiversity protection are included among our common benefit objectives.
For more information, visit Aboca’s website.
AgroBank is Caixabank´s specialised division on agrifood sector, combining the development of the best products, services and tools adapted to the needs of farmers and cooperative members. It also offers close and comprehensive advice, not only with financial support, but also based on joint planning, training assistance and specialisation to offer a truly useful service.
It is the leading financial institution in the agri-food sector in Spain in terms of branch presence and market share, with more than 500,000 agricultural customers, and has been working for many years on a value proposition that reflects its commitment to the agri-food sector and the rural world from a financial, social and digitalisation point of view.
AgroBank’s commitment to the agri-food sector is reflected in its financing, which in 2022 reached 29,479 million euros. This is possible thanks to the fact that it has the most extensive branch network in Spain, making it the financial institution with the greatest presence in small municipalities, reinforcing its social commitment to boosting these localities, being present in 95% of municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants, and in 482 of them as the only entity.
About Campina Verde Ecosol S.L.
Campina Verde Ecosol S.L. is a company specialized in the global supply of fresh fruits and vegetables from Organic Agriculture. As REWE Group’s own organization, we ensure end consumers year-round availability and high quality of fresh organic products in the supermarkets in Germany, Austria and other CEE countries. Integrated procurement allows the REWE Group optimal quality control. Our quality team supervises and controls the processes throughout the supply chain in order to ensure the highest quality and freshness of the product, as well as compliance with the strict requirements that the REWE Group sets for its suppliers. A special focus is on ensuring the organic integrity of the products we sell. In addition to the mandatory controls by official control bodies, Campiña Verde additionally implements extensive control measures. This includes, for example, regular supplier audits and thorough analytical monitoring of the products. When selecting our suppliers, we confer great importance to fair and long-term partnerships. The challenge for Campiña Verde and its collaborators is to continuously optimize all the processes of the supply chain in favor of competitiveness and sustainability, from production to packaging, quality control, logistics and commissioning.
Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, …. As the REWE Group’s own organization, we ensure the availability and high quality of fresh organic fruit and vegetables throughout the year in all our points of sale ➡ around 8,500 supermarkets internationally.
About Green Organics
Green Organics’ team of experts brings growers and customers together. They make contact, agree on good prices and ensure that everything is sown, harvested, delivered and processed on time. Simply put: they take care of the entire chain, from ground to mouth.
Green Organics only works with organic vegetables, potatoes and fruit. Every year they are responsible for growing, processing and selling 50 million kilos. They help farmers grow what is in demand so that all the harvest is sold and eaten. They do this because we want to take good care of the earth and feed people with healthy food. And because the farmer and the buyer earn fair prices. With a growing world population, the demand for healthy food will continue to rise.
To ensure that there is enough food for everyone, we need to include more vegetable protein sources in our diet.
Green Organics is one of the frontrunners in the protein transition. They grow and sell soy, among other things.
For more information, visit the Green Organics Website.
Naturland is one of the major international associations for organic agriculture worldwide. Along with 100,000 farmers, beekeepers, fish farmers and fishers in 60 countries throughout the world, they are living proof that organic, social and fair economic activity can only thrive in international co-operation. More than any other organic associations Naturland strives to reconcile the interests of local producers with those of international operations in a globalised world.
They have been around since 1982, but at Naturland they have always been open to rethinking organic concepts and producing impressive organic innovations. They were the first to convert a tea garden to organic agriculture. They transferred the organic principle to the production of fish and seafood in aquaculture. They also safeguard our natural woodlands by applying rigorous organic management principles. And They were the first association ever to combine organic and fair trade under one label. They continually strive to hone their strict and explicit Naturland standards.
For more information, visit Naturland’s website.
Rapunzel is one of the leading organic food producers in Europe. It all started very small: In 1974, Joseph Wilhelm and Jennifer Vermeulen started a self-sufficiency commune on a farm with a small natural health food store in the city of Augsburg in Bavaria. From these humble beginnings, an international company with more than 400 employees developed during the last 45 years. The idea behind it all remained the same throughout this time: to manufacture certified organic, natural and untreated, vegetarian foods. The company’s motto, “Organics with love”, is not just an advertising slogan, but represents Rapunzel’s leading principle: that there is more to the production of healthy, environmentally and socially-sound foods than controlled organic cultivation. Foods that are healthy and holistic in an ethereal sense can only be cultivated, produced and processed by healthy, happy people.
For more information, visit Rapunzel’s website.
CSQA is an Italian certification body that carries out certification, assessment and training activities, active in Agro-Food and Packaging and Organic products.
The Organic certification division deals with the development of certifications relating to Organic Agriculture, intended both as primary production and product processing, as well as non-food products that use organic ingredients and production techniques that follow the principles of organic farming. The development of new CSQA certification schemes on organic products, especially the voluntary ones, has the ambition to be functional and complementary to the other certifications offered on quality, sustainability and designations of origin, seeking, where possible, strong synergies and simplifications. The goal is to provide optimized and high-quality certification services to its customers, aimed at meeting consumer awareness.
- Organic Certification
- CSQA IFOAM Voluntary Organic Certification: the production specification that comprehensively applies ifoam’s principles of organic farming: ecology, health, equity and care. This standard pays even more attention to the aspects of environmental sustainability, biodiversity, animal welfare and social justice.
- Bioecocosmetics and Bioeco Detergents Certification
- Biodiversity Friend Certification
- Bio Siegel
- AB France
- COR Canada
- USDA Organic
With offices in Italy and abroad, more than 270 employees and 500 reference professionals, CSQA offers a wide range of highly innovative services ranging from product certifications to management systems certifications such as: quality, environment, energy, safety at work, information security and social responsibility. CSQA carries out directly, or in collaboration with highly qualified partners, certification and inspection audits in 31 countries around the world. Support for the export of organic products to: Japan, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA, South Korea.
For more information visit: https://www.csqa.it/en-us/certificazioni/biologico
About Suolo e Salute
Suolo e Salute is the first Inspection and Certification Body in Italy for organic certification: certifies more than 21.000 operators (farmers and processors) i.e 26% of the Italian organic operators, about 650.000 hectares, i.e. 30% of the Italian organic cultivated areas.
It has its origin as an association, (Associazione Suolo e Salute), which was established in 1969 in Turin and was a pioneer in the promotion of organic agriculture. Authorised by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry since 1992 for inspections and certification in organic farming and production (Reg. EU 848/2018).
It was founding member of FederBio (Federazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica e Biodinamica), member of EOCC (European Organic Certifiers Council), IFOAM EU supporter and member and also is a founding member of ASS.O.CERT.BIO (Association of Italian Organic Certifiers). Suolo e Salute has been cooperating with Italian and foreign universities and research institutions for aspects that concern organic agriculture.
Among the services offered, besides organic, we remember Organic Products (Reg. EU 848/2018), Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG), GlobalG.A.P. Standard and GRASP, Naturland, Krav, Traceability in Food Chains (UNI EN ISO 22005), Integrated Farming (UNI 11233 – SQNPI), Management of Green Areas no food, BioVegan Attitude and Vegan Attitude, Natural and Organic Cosmetics (Bio Cosmetics), Voluntary Labelling for beef and poultry meat, Private Procedural Guidelines for the evaluation of agricultural and food production, Private Procedural Guidelines for the technical inputs for agriculture, ISO 14001*, ISO 9001* and ISO 22000*, BRC* and IFS*, Halal* and Kosher*, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)* *in collaboration with authorized/accredited partners.
For more information, visit Suolo e Salute’s website.
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