Company Overview

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Having values, we offer strictly professional services and through the recognition and reputation of the A CERT, our associated companies and structures and strategic collaborators, we add value to the products, services, institutes and organizations giving them a competitive advantage and making them capable of achieving a dominant position in national and international level.

Stefanos T. Billas
President, A CERT

Company overview

A CERT is a prominent certification body recognized for its rigorous standards and comprehensive services in organic and quality certification. With a commitment to ensuring the integrity and traceability of products within the food and agricultural sectors, A CERT provides essential services that help producers, manufacturers, and suppliers meet global and regional regulatory requirements and consumer expectations for quality and sustainability.

Mission and Vision

A CERT’s mission is to promote sustainable practices and ethical production methods through stringent certification processes. Its vision is to be a leader in driving global standards for sustainable agriculture and quality assurance, enhancing the trust and confidence of consumers in certified products worldwide.

Global Reach

With a strong presence in Europe and extensive operations globally, A CERT has established itself as a trusted partner for businesses seeking access to international markets. Its global reach ensures that it can offer consistent and reliable certification services across diverse geographical regions.

Expertise and Accreditation

A CERT employs a team of experienced auditors and industry specialists who are well-versed in the regulations and challenges specific to various sectors. The organization is accredited by multiple international and regional accrediting agencies, ensuring that its certification processes are impartial, reliable, and meet the highest standards of integrity.

Commitment to Excellence

A CERT is dedicated to continuous improvement and adaptation to the evolving needs of the industries it serves. It regularly updates its certification standards and practices to incorporate the latest research and best practices in sustainability and quality management.

Client and Consumer Focus

At the heart of A CERT’s operations is a strong focus on adding value to its clients’ businesses by enhancing their marketability and consumer trust. A CERT also prioritizes the protection of consumers, ensuring that certified products are safe, ethical, and of high quality.


A CERT stands as a pillar of trust and reliability in the certification industry, offering robust solutions that support the growth and sustainability of businesses while ensuring the quality and safety of products in the global marketplace. Through its comprehensive services and dedication to excellence, A CERT plays a critical role in advancing sustainable and ethical practices across industries.

Member of

  • Hellas Cert, the Hellenic Association of Accredited Certification and Inspection
  • the European Chamber for Sustainable Development (ECSD).
  • the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC).

International collaborations

A CERT provides inspection and certification services for Products, Management Systems and Persons and for this purpose it collab- orates with international organizations to offer services with great added value.


A CERT holds an Inspection and Certification license in:

  • Organic Products by the European Commission
    according to Regulation (EC) No 1235 for the import of organic products produced in countries outside the European Union, with authorization code ΑΑ-ΑΑΑ-171.
  • Organic Products by the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food
    with authorization code GR-ΑΑΑ-005.
  • Food Management Safety Systems
    according to FSSC 22000 by the FSSC Foundation.


A CERT is accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) as a Certification Body in the following areas:

  • Organic Products in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17065
  • Management Systems in compliance with ISO/IEC 17021-1

Certification Sectors

  • Plant Production
  • Animal Production
  • Aquaculture
  • Processing – Packaging – Trade
  • Feed
  • Supporting Services (Consultants, Supplies, Equipment)
  • Seminars
  • Person’s Certification in Agri Sector

Certification Standards

  • Organic Farming
  • Regulations (EC) 848/2018
  • A CERT ORGANIC STANDARD for non EU countries
  • ISO 22000, HACCP/GHP/Codex
  • Alimentarius
  • FSSC 22000
  • ISO 22005
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 45001
  • ISO 50001
  • ISO 13485
  • A CERT TMP (Traceability Management Protocol)
  • A CERT BioShop
  • GMO Free
  • Gluten Free
  • ISO 22716 (Cosmetics)
  • Vegan
  • A CERT Natural & Organic Cosmetics
A CERT holds an Inspection and Certification license in Organic Products by the European Commission

according to Regulation (EC) No 1235 for the import of organic products produced in countries outside the European Union, with authorization code ΧΧ-ΒΙΟ-171.

A- Unprocessed plant products
B- Unprocessed animal products
C- Unprocessed aquaculture products and algae
D- Processed plant and animal products
E- Processed agricultural products for use as feed

The countries for which A CERT is licensed and the relevant authorization code numbers are are listed in the following table:


Albania AL-BIO-171 Iran IR-BIO-171 Russia RU-BIO-171
Armenia AM-BIO-171 Georgia GE-BIO-171 Rwanda RW-BIO-171
Azerbaijan AZ-BIO-171 Jamaica JM-BIO-171 Saudi Arabia SA-BIO-171
Belarus BY-BIO-171 Kazakhstan KZ-BIO-171 Serbia RS-BIO-171
Bhutan BT-BIO-171 Kenya KE-BIO-171 South Africa ZA-BIO-171
Chile CL-BIO-171 Kosovo XK-BIO-171 Sudan SD-BIO-171
China CN-BIO-171 Kuwait KW-BIO-171 Taiwan TW-BIO-171
Dominican Republic DO-BIO-171 Lebanon LB-BIO-171 Tanzania TZ-BIO-171
Egypt EG-BIO-171 Moldova MD-BIO-171 Thailand TH-BIO-171
Ecuador EC-BIO-171 Morocco MA-BIO-171 Turkey TR-BIO-171
Ethiopia ET-BIO-171 Oman OM-BIO-171 Uganda UG-BIO-171
North Macedonia MK-BIO-171 Pakistan PK-BIO-171 Ukraine UA-BIO-171
Ghana GH-BIO-171 Papua New Guinea PG-BIO-171 United Arab Emirates AE-BIO-171
Grenada GD-BIO-171 Peru PE-BIO-171 Uzbekistan ZU-BIO-171
Indonesia ID-BIO-171 Philippines PH-BIO-171 Vietnam VN-BIO-171
Jordan JO-BIO-171        


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