About Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o. in Croatia

Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o. is a subsidiary of Austria Bio Garantie GmbH. It was founded in 2010 and is an independent inspection and certification body. We passed all requirements for application as national and European inspection body for Croatia in 2012 and act under the approval of the Croatian Ministry.

Products certified by Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o. are identified by our code number: HR–EKO–07.

Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o. supports farms and processors in the food sector, helping them to develop sustainably and strengthen their market position. We inspect plant production units as well as animal husbandry farms. Additionally we offer inspections for inputs for organic farming (e.g. chalk production) and together with our international network partners we conduct inspections for other quality standards.

The main aim of Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o. is to offer independency, transparency and efficiency of the inspection and certification services. Due to our slim organizational structure and our extended inspection services all our customers profit from the best value for money.

The number of certified operations increased continuously, by the end of 2017 there were more than 338 by our company. Our clients and partners are our priority, and we look forward to welcoming you, too, to Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o.!

Please contact our competent team.

Team

Dipl. Ing. Matzenberger Hans

Managing Director Austria Bio Garantie

Mobile: +43 (0) 664 4131451
Email: h.matzenberger@abg.at

Maier Silvia

Assistant of the General Manager, Branch Manager

Mobile: +43 (0) 664 5409741
Email: s.maier@abg.at

Marko Tarandek bacc.ing.agr.

Technical Site Manager

Mobile:  +385 (0) 99 306 2488

Email: m.tarandek@abg.at

Tajana Slunjski dipl.ing.agr.

Inspector

Mob: +385 (0) 99 328 0410

Email: t.slunjski@abg.at

Marko Ilić Buljan mag. ing. agr.

Inspector

Mobile: +385 (0) 99 205 6002

Email: m.buljan@abg.at

Nataša Petrin dipl.ing.agr.

Inspector

Mob: +385 (0) 99 331 7814

Email: n.petrin@abg.at

Petra Hrupek mag. ing. agr.

Inspector

 

Email: p.hrupek@abg.at

Ivana Benjak oec.

Office management

Phone: +385 (0)95/3053131

Email: i.benjak@abg.at

Karmen Kukolić bacc. inf.

Secretary

Phone: +385 (0)95/3053132

Email: k.kukolic@abg.at

ABG colleagues at International Department in Austria:  http://www.abg.at/en/company/Team/

The Mission Statement

Independence

Austria Bio Garantie is not controlled by outside influences. Based on our impartiality, we provide our services neutrally to all applicants, independent of all commercial or political influences.

Our market position is strengthened by a broad range of services and financial autonomy.

Safety

Austria Bio Garantie conducts independent inspections at all levels of the production chain (farmers-processors-traders-import/export) and Austria Bio Garantie makes in the complete inspection chain of organic products sure, that a product is “organic”, when it tells you to be organic. Our inspection makes the difference between “certified organic products” and “pseudo organic products” (conventional products) in terms of declaration and traceability.

Sustainability

By our business and services, ABG contributes a lot to a sustainable cultivation of land ressources, to maintenance of cultural landscape and to a species-appropriate animal husbandry.

Competiveness

Activities of the Austria Bio Garantie support and push forward production methods – which enhance the chance of organic farmers and processors to be successful on the national and international market.

Quality

Quality is a main concern in every respect of Austria Bio Garantie. The high quality demands cover continuous training and further education of our staff, as well as inspections, and customer services.

General Terms and Conditions

The General terms and conditions are valid between Austria Bio Garantie and the clients.
They are integral part of the concluded contract(s).

Current General Terms and Conditions:
You can find the current version of the General Terms and Conditions here.

Old Versions:
General Terms and conditions until 28.03.2016

General Terms and conditions until 08.10.2018

Integral part of the General terms and conditions are:

Fees
Terms of use of the Trademark Logotypes

Accreditation:

Since 1998 Austria Bio Garantie has been accredited as certification body for organic products according to ISO 17065 (former EN 45011). Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o. is covered by this accreditation. The range of accreditation is expanded continuously.
Austria Bio Garantie inspects and may also certify companies´ compliance with following regulations:
Council regulation 834/2007 for organic production and labeling
AustrianCodex Alimentarius (chapter A8)

Link to Documents: http://www.abg.at/en/abg/accreditation

Ministry in Croatia

Link to national Ministry

http://www.mps.hr/default.aspx?id=5340

In 2012 Austria Bio Garantie d.o.o. obtained the identification code for inspection and certification bodies HR-EKO-07 from the Croatian Ministry. The Ministry is doing also the annual supervision and is checking the technical as well as human resources capacity for providing inspection and certification services in Croatia.

The appeals service

Austria Bio Garantie sets a high value on transparency of its procedures.
If any lack of clarity regarding our inspection and certification activities occurs, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our clients have the right to file a protest and appeal against decisions made during inspections, audits and certification. If our services or activities cause any discontent, please inform us in written form. ABG will immediately investigate by a second person.
Please consider that for legal reasons complaints and appeals have to be submitted within 14 days.

Contact: hrvatska@abg.at