Organization (Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale = Institute for Certification regarding Ethics and Environment) with headquarters in Bologna in Italy for the control and certification of companies. One principle is that when working alongside ecological (Environmentally conscious) aspects, ethical and social values for the rights and dignity of workers in production, as well as in the protection of consumers should play a role in products.
The business area includes products from Organic farming as well as products and processes from other bio-oriented industries. These include food (organic production and ecological aquaculture) and non-food (organic cosmetics and cleaning agents, ecological textiles, ecological furniture, materials for buildings, sustainability in the management of green areas).
In addition, research and development activities relating to ecological innovation of products and processes are carried out, as well as trade fairs, award events and campaigns. Customers have so far included 14,500 companies across Europe (as of 2014). In viticulture there are certifications for organic farms. Other similar international organizations for organic certification are ECOCERT and SGS, All can be different per country as one of the state approved bio respectively. Inspection bodies act. See also on this topic Organic (ecological) viticulture,