Ecogruppo Italia is a control and certification body that has been operating in the field of organic and sustainable production for over 25 years. Its headquarters are located in Catania, Sicily, and from there, it coordinates five regional branches (Piemonte, Lombardia, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria) and a team of inspectors operating throughout the nation. In organic and integrated farming, the company has received permission from the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) to carry out compliance checks, aimed at issuing certifications for commercialization purposes. Inspections and certifications seamlessly concern all players in the supply chain who produce, process, transform and sell agri-food products.

From pioneers in the organic agro-food sector to developers of complementary private standards: our certifications match the needs of the company with the consumer’s, both as an individual and as part of the community. Our aim is to encourage companies towards innovative, more sustainable behaviors and production procedures, thus offering, to whoever aspires to higher objectives, a means to stand out and make a difference.

Production, transformation, distribution: every link in the chain must be checked and certified. In any area, Ecogruppo Italia’s procedure starts from the product itself and ends reviewing processes, production sites, management systems, every connection with the outside world. On-site evidences and accurate records represent therefore a safe way to ascertain the presence of solid requirements and to test their assimilation within efficient management systems.

Each authorization and certification is issued by the Catania head office: one single entity, to ensure equal, transparent assessments and decisions.

The company was created in 1992 from the will of people who believe in sustainable development. At that time, organic farming was taking its first steps, as a result of the former European regulation (EEC Reg. No. 2092/91). In 1996 the company, which already covered the entire national territory, obtained ministerial authorization to carry out checks and issue certifications in organic farming.

Today, Ecogruppo Italia is a control and certification body in all respects, operating in areas that mainly affect agriculture, manufacturing and processing industries, as well as other various services it offers. Also, thanks to consolidated partnerships with foreign organizations, it provides the certification required for the export of national agri-food products to the majority of non-EU countries, thus contributing to spreading abroad the “Made in Italy” reality.

In 2020, the European Commission gave Ecogruppo Italia permission to carry out control and certification activities for third-party agrifood goods destined for the European market. We currently operate in Turkey through partnerships with local control bodies authorized by the Ministry.

To date, nearly 5,000 operators sell their products with our certification as a guarantee.