Certification by industry

    Control Union Certifications (CUC) focuses on sustainable agriculture supply chains for food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles. With a presence in 80+ countries, we manage global marketplace challenges.

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    Aquaculture and fisheries

    Plastics and packaging

    Food safety

    Organic agriculture

    Biofuel and biomass




    Good agricultural practice

    Social compliance and safety




    Quality management system


    Getting certified in 5 steps

    Control Union Certifications aims to provide assurance and confidence to all interested parties that a product, process, service or organisation that it certified fulfils the requirements of the relevant inspection or certification standard. It’s for that reason that the certification process is laid down in procedures, which describes the entire process, from application to certificate issuance and who is qualified to conduct such activities.

    All our certification programs

    Request a certification or verification

    Click on the ‘apply now’ link on the specific certification program page to begin the application process. Is the link missing? Please contact us, and we can send you a separate application form to be filled and returned to us. The verification programs will include an application process.

    Receive the offer letter

    Once we have your application(s), we will provide you with an offer letter that will indicate the price and scope of your certification.

    Accept and get your audit plan

    Upon accepting and signing, we will contact you about setting up dates for your audit. Once an auditor is assigned to your audit, an agenda and audit plan will be sent to prepare for your audit. At the close of your audit, the auditor will indicate if any non-compliances have been found and agree to the deadlines of the corrective actions.

    Audit review

    Your audit results will be reviewed by a secondary person, called the certifier, who ultimately decides whether certification will be granted. If you had corrective actions to approach, these need to be sent in for the review process to begin.

    Get your Certification / Get your attestation or score that has been reported.

    If the results have been approved, you will be contacted to receive your certification. If the results were not satisfactory, you will need to submit your corrective actions within the agreed time frame or pause your certification until such time as you are ready. For verifications, If results are not satisfactory, you will be required to wait a period of time to begin the process again.

    Why Control Union Certifications

    A solid international partner

    By understanding the challenges of our clients and their supply chains, as well as the need for increasing transparency and stakeholder involvement, Control Union Certifications has developed services that can be bundled together to best meet the particular needs of our clients.

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    About Control Union Certifications

    The activities of this office are in no way linked with the activities of Peterson Projects and Solutions or any other unrelated consultancy companies and though engaging the services of any consultancy organization may help you to organize your company or product to comply with certification requirements, certification in itself will not be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if the services of any consultancy organization were engaged.

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    Our approach

    How you benefit

    Through an understanding of your needs and the challenges you face, Control Union Certifications has developed an approach to assist you meet your ever-growing sourcing requirements. Whether related to sustainable materials or social compliance concerns, a tailor-made service is developed that best suits what you need.

    The development of a one-stop-shop approach has enabled Control Union to link services together, allowing you to leverage your investments in sustainability programs through a bundling system.

    The one-stop shop approach reduces costs while offering the greatest added value to your stakeholders’ sustainable initiatives.

    By using multi-trained auditors, Control Union can reduce the audit fatigue faced by companies seeking to maintain multiple programs.

    Control Union Certifications has a global presence that spans more than 80 countries in six continents. From these local offices, Control Union is able to offer on-the-ground support and insight to assist clients with local challenges.

    Our commitment

    Commitment statement

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    Our certification programs

    Control Union Certifications offers tailored or pre-made certification programs for sustainable sourcing in many industries. Here you will find an overview of all our certification programs offered worldwide. You can easily filter to your specific needs, industry or location. Let Control Union be the proof to your promise.

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    Our certification services

    Control Union delivers quality inspections for asset owners globally, with local knowledge for uniform and consistent services. Efficient planning and clear reporting are key.

    Administrative checks

    Administrative checks

    Transaction certificates, invoice declarations, incoming and outgoing goods, mass balance, segregation, supplier assessments and internal assessments, all require administrative checks.
    Ballast water systems

    Ballast water systems

    Control Union Certifications is a US Coast Guard-accepted Independent Laboratory (IL) for testing of BWMS in accordance with 46 CFR 162.060.
    Due diligence

    Due diligence

    Several governments have implemented regulations, forcing importers to have a Due Diligence System (DDS) in place. Control Union Certifications has the knowledge and network to support companies with the implementation.
    FSMA readiness

    FSMA readiness

    Control Union can assist your business in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
    Reporting, tracking and tracing

    Reporting, tracking and tracing

    Control Union Certifications registers all relevant data during a certification process, including the name of employee involved as well as the process behind any decision that was made.
    Sampling and sealing

    Sampling and sealing

    Control Union can take samples and securely seal them in such a way that they cannot become contaminated with other substances that could influence the results of any laboratory analysis.
    Supply auditing

    Supply auditing

    Control Union Certifications has a large network of auditors around the world, who are familiar with the production/processing requirements in the country of origin.
    Training and development

    Training and development

    Control Union Academy offers training, webinars, offline and online sessions to support you in your certification updates. Stay informed and up to date.

    Upcoming events

    We are attending several conferences, seminars, and events throughout the year. Sometimes one of our colleagues will be presenting live and you can meet our experts at our exhibition booth. Where are we going to meet you soon?

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    Insights Hub

    Latest Industry Insights

    Looking for a specific topic? You can view all our insights on the overview page.

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    Voluntary Certifications and EUDR
    Will Risk Benchmarking Help Drive Deforestation?
    Facing Facts in Forestry: Enhanced Data Requirements under EUDR
    The Changing Incentives of Soy Certification
    Agriculture, Food
    Control Union proposed to be recognised as a Certification Body for the new EU organic regulation (EU 2018/848) in 142 countries
    Agriculture farming

    How can we help you?

    Are you looking for a certain service, do you have any questions or do you want to apply for the certification program? Let us know. We’re glad to be of help.