ICEA - Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale
Ethical and Environmental Certification Institute
Giuseppe Borghi (administration responsible)
ICEA is a stakeholder owned certification organinization, with over 13,000 certified firms with strong ethical, environmental amd social values, employing about 300 technical staff and operating 23 operation centres in Italy and abroad; it is one of the top certification bodies in Italy and in Europe. ICEA operates all over the world directly or with local partnerships. Organic agriculture certification (EU, JAS, NOP, COR etc) is the main activity; other certification schemes developed are: sustainable fisheries, textiles, detergents and cosmetics, ecological architecture and building materials, bio wellness, ecotourism, ethical trade, social accauntability. ICEA is also active in Climate Change, a founding and participating member of the Round Table of Organic Agriculture and Climate Change. International cooperation for development is another relevant sector of ICEA acivity. ICEA is also active in many research programs funded by EU such as Cert Cost, SOLID, and OrAqua.