ICS for Group Certification: Transparency and Quality Control
Internal control systems for group certification have been created to ensure that farmers and food producers can gain access to the organic marketplace in accordance with EU organic regulations. Businesses that fail to become certified will not be allowed to leverage the scope of this marketplace and their reputation will inevitably suffer as a result.
Thankfully, ICS for group certification solutions will provide stakeholders with the assurance that all internal systems (and individuals) are functioning as they should be. Let us also remember that it can be difficult to know which certifications are needed (based around the intended end-user market). By ensuring that all farmers adhere to the same set of standards, internal control systems are often applied to a single group. The members of this group are inspected at least once every year; leading to greater levels of transparency and reducing compliance-related faults.