Organization (Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale = Institute for Certification in Ethics and Environment) with headquarters in Bologna, Italy for the control and certification of companies. One principle is that while working alongside ecological ethical and social values for the rights and dignity of workers in production, as well as products of consumer protection should also play a role (environmentally conscious).
The business area includes products from Organic agriculture as well as products and processes from other bio-oriented industries. These include food (organic production and organic aquaculture) and non-food (organic cosmetics and cleaning products, ecological textiles, ecological furniture, materials for buildings, sustainability in the management of green spaces).
It also conducts research and development activities on environmental innovation of products and processes, as well as organizing trade fairs, awards events and campaigns. To date, 14,500 companies throughout Europe have been customers (as of 2014). In viticulture certifications for organic farms. Other similar international organizations for organic certification are ECOCERT and SGS, All can be different by country than one of the state approved bio or. Inspection bodies act. See under this topic also under Organic (organic) viticulture,