Kloth & Köhnken Teehandel

Certifications

Standards and Transparency

Trust is a vital resource. We work together with all leading certifiers of organic and sustainable tea worldwide. We provide you with all certificates and relevant information, hyperlinked or available for download.

Certificates as download or further link:

BIO EG

Bio EG

Since its introduction in 2001, the German Bio label has become one of only a handful of organic certifications to enjoy absolute public confidence and the unqualified trust of the industry. The label ensures adherence to clear standards for organic farming.

BIO EU

Bio EU

Introduced in 2010, the EU organic logo certifies all organic food produced in compliance with European standards. Imports from outside the European Union may wear the label, too, benefitting from its good reputation with the general public.

BIO-SUISSE

BIO-SUISSE

Bio Suisse is the prevalent organic label in Switzerland. Its standards are high. Allowed are neither genetic modifications nor plant protection chemicals nor chemical fertilizers. Synthetic flavors and coloring agents are also barred. Ascertained by two independent institutions, which also examine the fairness of working conditions and guarantee that no cargo has been transported by air.

NOP Zertifikat

NOP

The National Organic Program is the US standard for organic food. It includes farming regulations as well as packaging and labeling regulations, where organic products are concerned. A manual lists all synthetic and natural substances that under no circumstances can be used in the production of organic food.

SGS Institut Fresenius

International Featured Standard

International Feature Standards certifies imports from trustable sources. From broker to agent to importer: all measures pertaining to service quality are thoroughly audited along the entire trade chain.

Fairtrade

Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Labeling Organization certifies producers and traders who conform to its fair trade guidelines, chief among them the payment of higher trade prices in order to pay out guaranteed premiums to farmers. Here as well, independent auditors assure compliance with Fairtrade’s standards.

Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance is focused on environmental protection, including climate protection, and humane working conditions. For sustainability has a social, an economic, and an ecological dimension. As is the case with other comparable certifiers, Rainforest Alliance carefully audits agricultural operations. From 2021 on, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ together will set new shared standards.

Kosher

Kosher

Our products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. This means that our teas conform to customs of food preparation in Jewish communities. Religious practitioners are allowed to consum them without hesitation.

UTZ Zertifikat

UTZ

UTZ certifies compliance with social standards in agricultur and demands environmentally friendly and efficient farming. Moreover, UTZ puts an emphasis on the rights of children and adolescents. From 2021 on, UTZ and Rainforest Alliance together will set new shared standards.

FairBioTea

FairBioTea

FairBioTea is a private sector initiative focused on the development of healthy and sustainable, fair and ecological tea production operations and tea industry. Certified products are in compliance not only with EU organic regulations. Their cultivation also encompasses land use and nutrient cycles that, in the long term, will help preserve soil fertility.

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