In cooperation with COOP, Baltic Control® Certification has since September 1st, 2016 been assigned to control farms which are or want to be part of COOP's animal welfare brand scheme. The farms will receive inspection visits by Baltic Control® Certification's experienced auditors once a year.
COOP's animal welfare brand scheme was established in consultation with Aarhus University Department of Animal Science, Animal Protection Denmark (Dyrenes Beskyttelse) and the Danish Organic Association (Økologisk Landsforening) and includes criterias for claiming animal welfare, in the form of welfare labeling (symbolized by the welfare heart). The COOP animal welfare brand is divided into four levels and so far covers these animal groups: egg laying hens, slaughter poultry, pigs and dairy cattle. The four levels are:
1 Welfare heart: The good stable life
2 Welfare hearts: The good outdoor life
3 Welfare hearts: The organic life
4 Welfare hearts: The extra good life
All farmers who wish to become part of the COOP's animal welfare brand scheme must be registered through Baltic Control® Certification. This also applies to organic farms, where the control itself is handled by the Danish Agricultural Agency (NaturErhvervstyrelsen). Furthermore, slaughterhouses, dairies, egg packing companies and other companies wishing to sell products under the COOP animal welfare brand scheme must be registered through Baltic Control® Certification.
If you have questions regarding certification within COOP's welfare concepts or wish to receive our certification regulations please do not hesitate to contact us by phone + 45 86 21 62 11 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jøren Ivar Brus Mikkelsen runs his herd of Forest Cattle from the National Park Mols Bjerge. Since 2014, he has been certified by Baltic Control® Certification and has an annual inspection to ensure that the herd meets the certification and the quality requirements that accompany it.
Baltic Control® Certification specializes in sustainability certification of companies in the energy sector.The prerequisite for such a sustainability certificate is that a company is subject to a legal requirement for documentation that affects all parts of the value chain. For example, you must document that your production does not harm or damage natural areas.
”Since January 2009, Baltic Control® Certification has had the task of controlling the Danish pig herds. They are very serious and professional” says Asger Kjær Nielsen, Quality Manager for DANISH Product Standard at SEGES Knowledge Center for Pig Production