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ISO 9001 multi-site certification

Cotecna implements a Quality Management System (QMS) certified to ISO 9001. This certification is conducted by AB Certification on a multi-site basis for significant offices in Cotecna’s network.

For offices operating as Approved Superintendents for the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), the scope of their QMS includes the applicable GAFTA Code of Practice and sampling rules, which is also audited by our certification body as part of their ISO 9001 audit programme.

All ISO 9001 audits performed by Cotecna’s certification body also include the audit of Cotecna offices’ compliance with the relevant Codes of Practice established by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA).

ISO 27001:2013 certification

Cotecna operates an Information Security Management System which is certified to ISO 27001:2013. The aim is to protect sensitive company information and ensure all client and stakeholder data, as well as shared information, are secure with us, such as financial details, intellectual property, employee data or information concerning third parties. Our ultimate goal is to guarantee the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information.


AB certification body

AB Certification is a French certification body, created in 1997 and accredited by COFRAC since 1999. AB certification performs external audits in Cotecna to assess the compliance of our management systems to ISO 9001 / 27001.


Cotecna is also accredited to deliver certifications to other companies. For further details, please visit our Management Systems Certification page.