Educated as an agriculture economist and wholesale manager, Frank Gerriets started his career at an organic wholesale company with responsibility for sales. He then moved to Naturland, an international farmers’ association and private organic certifier, where he was in charge of its financial management with additional responsibility for internal coordination. In that period, he led the development of innovative IT software for the administration and management of organic certification services and the respective operators.
Frank is a recognized expert in software-based quality management with a focus on traceability and risk-based audit management. As one of the founding directors of Organic Services since 2004, he frequently presents software-based quality and food safety concepts at conferences, trade fairs and other occasions.
Over the years of working on both national and international levels, Frank has developed good market insights as well as a high number of contacts to organisations and companies not only within the organic sector, but within the food industry in general.
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Organic Services is an international strategy and management consultancy, specialising in the organic and sustainability sector. We focus on integrity solutions to combat fraud and misuse of quality claims. We draw on 30 years of experience and a global network on all continents. Our services for private companies and public institutions enhance sustainability, integrity and business success throughout the organic and sustainability sector. Our mission: more sustainability and transparency throughout the (food) supply chain. Following an interdisciplinary approach, we offer strategy and business development, market research, trade support, project, and event management.
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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