Agriculture industry certification

Explore how ISO certification can transform the agriculture industry by enhancing sustainability, quality, and efficiency. Find out about the essential ISO standards for farming and how they can help your business excel while maintaining top management of farming operations.
Agriculture industry certification

The agriculture industry is vital for producing the food products necessary for global populations to survive and thrive. However, unsustainable farming practices can severely damage ecosystems, highlighting the need for efficient and well-managed farming techniques. ISO standards provide excellent guidance for sustainable farmland operations, ensuring quality and safety across the supply chain.

Which ISO standards are for the Agriculture industry?

The farming sector benefits from various ISO standards, each offering unique advantages:


ISO 14001: Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 defines principles for developing and maintaining effective environmental management strategies, promoting practices that reduce environmental impact and ensure legal compliance in the agriculture sector.


ISO 9001: Quality Management System

ISO 9001 promotes successful agricultural operations in the food production chain by ensuring food safety through best practices for quality management, sampling, product specifications, and requirements for packaging, transportation, and storage.


ISO 22000: Food Safety Standard

ISO 22000 provides food safety management guidelines for global food chains, building on ISO 9001 principles to create, maintain, and enhance food safety management systems based on business risks.


ISO 45001: Occupational Health & Safety Standard

ISO 45001 helps organisations reduce hazardous factors, protecting customers, employees, and the general public from potential accidents, injuries, and diseases.


The 3 Steps to Getting ISO Certification


Bonus Step: Optional Gap Analysis

This additional stage helps identify any areas in your management systems that need improvement or correction.


Step 1: Stage 1 assessment

We evaluate your management system documentation, reviewing everything from policies to records and system implementation.


Step 2: Stage 2 assessment

We ensure that all documented requirements are properly implemented across your business through an E-Audit, where an assessor will remotely discuss with strategic partners in your company.


Step 3: Certification

Once we’ve confirmed that your management systems are properly implemented, we will issue a “Statement of Certification,” valid for three years, with surveillance assessments every 12 months to maintain it.


What are the benefits of ISO certification in the Agriculture industry?

  • Promotes quality and safety: Implementing best practices for an efficient supply chain and food product safety.
  • Facilitates global trade: Standardisation promotes smooth processes for cross-border business.
  • Increases efficiency: Enhances traceability, sustainability, and compliance with legal, environmental, and industrial requirements.
  • Environmental management: Promotes sustainable farming operations and eco-friendly processes.
  • Meets requirements: Helps fulfil industry and legal demands through quality control measures for operations, materials, machinery, and workforce.

Certification made simple

Operating a successful agriculture business requires proper certifications to prove the quality of your products and processes. Citation Certification, a JAS-ANZ-approved certification body, can guide you through the ISO certification process, ensuring your business optimises its full potential.

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