Mildred Steidle has consistently proven herself as an expert in the development of certification programs, accreditation, quality management systems, internal auditing and internal control systems related to organic food. She is also highly-skilled and well-versed in the areas of communication, marketing and public relations.
Educated in agriculture, she has spent two decades developing her career at Naturland, an international farmers’ association and private organic certifier: first as its Public Relations Manager and then as its Quality Manager.
Since 2004, Mildred is one of the founding directors of Organic Services. Within the consultancy, she has worked on a broad variety of studies and projects, dealing – amongst other things – with the development of a generic Fair Trade quality system, the requirements for certification bodies (situation and scope for harmonization – a joint initiative of IFOAM, the Food and Agriculture Organization (“FAO”) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development), recommendations for international requirements for organic certification bodies (a joint initiative of IFOAM, FAO, and the UN Conference on Trade and Development).
Since 2006, Mildred has been organising the BIOFACH/VIVANESS Congress on behalf of NürnbergMesse GmbH, the sector's largest international knowledge and networking platform.
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The tools Ecert Basic and Group Integrity facilitate the audit and certification management of grower groups and small, local certification bodies, making their surveillance systems more robust, transparent, efficient and competitive. Our non-analytic mass balance approach, Check Organic, reveals food fraud even before the product is sold on the market. The combination of the three systems Check Organic, Group Integrity and Ecert Basic considerably facilitates the collaboration between supply chain actors (for example between a farmer group and their external certification body). This creates synergies that can benefit the industry as a whole.
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