Certification & Auditing Bodies


Germany / International

The German based CERES Certification of Environmental Standards GmbH is the official body for biocyclic vegan certification worldwide. In cooperation with local auditing companies Ceres guarantees that inspections in the various countries are carried out in full transparency and according to the same criteria. After a successful inspection the final certificate is issued by Ceres.

Expertise Vegane Europe

France / Belgium / Switzerland

Expertise Vegane Europe, better known under the acronym EVE VEGAN®, is a French certification body specialized in the conformity of vegan products (without animal origin and not tested on animals). EVE travels in the field to guarantee the respect of the criteria and issues certificates for raw materials, products and services in the food, cosmetic and textile fields. EVE also coordinates biocyclic vegan certification of agricultural operations in France and the French speaking countries in cooperation with Ceres.

DIO – Inspection & Certification

Greece / Cyprus

DIO Inspection and Certification Organization was established in 1993 and is the longest-operating certification body for organic products in Greece (code GR-BIO-01). Apart from certification according to the EU Organic Regulation it also provides inspection services according to a number of international organic standards including the Biocyclic Vegan Standard, Naturland, Demeter, etc..

DIO is a member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) and actively participates in both the IFOAM’s European Office (EU Group), an advisory body to the European Union on the issues of organic agriculture, and the Mediterranean Part of IFOAM (AGRIBIOMEDITERRANNEO).

DIO coordinates biocyclic vegan certification of agricultural operations in Greece and Cyprus in cooperation with Ceres.


Hungária Öko Garancia Kft


Hungária Öko Garancia Kft (HÖG) is an accredited control body active in Hungary. Since its foundation in 2000 HÖG has been offering organic inspection and certification services for farmers and food processing companies. As a member of the EASY-CERT Group AG it contributes to the implementation of sustainable farming and food processing systems in Eastern Europe.

HÖG coordinates biocyclic vegan certification of agricultural operations in Hungary in cooperation with Ceres.