Those who opt to participate, must follow the rules of the IKB Kip certification scheme. All participating links guarantee that they do what they promised. This responds to the wishes from the purchasers and society. If you decide to participate in IKB Kip, you can register at a Certification Authority.
Process for participation in IKB Kip
- You must register at an acknowledged Certification Authority (CA). The CA makes an appointment for a certification inspection at your location.
- We advise you to look at the IKB norms for your company to prepare for the inspection.
- Before (or at the start of) the certification inspection, you must also sign a participation agreement.
- When all is agreed, you will receive the IKB Kip certificate and you will be included in the IKB register. You can find more information on this register at IKB Kip certified companies.
- In principle, a certificate is valid until December 31st the next year.
- To receive a new certificate, an inspection must again be conducted before the end of your current certificate. You are responsible for timely arranging the required inspection.
Certification Authorities (CAs) can apply to the scheme manager of IKB Kip. If the CA proves to be suitable, we enter into an agreement with them. The CAs accepted by the scheme manager perform the inspection, evaluation, and certification with regard to IKB Kip.
The overview below shows for which specific links within IKB Kip the CAs have been acknowledged. Moreover, the contact information of the CAs has been listed, so you can contact them if desired (for instance for an offer or quotation).
The inspections are performed by KIWA CBD, certification by KIWA VERIN.
For more information on the rates for inspection, evaluation, and such, please contact the CAs.
Additionally, a participation contribution is charged. The participation contribution is a contribution that is collected once a year (per certificate).
In order to set the amount of the contribution, the Central Board of Experts (CCvD) and the directors of PLUIMNED have examined the plans for next year and have determined the costs of these activities. The underlying principle is efficient implementation at the lowest possible cost. Whenever possible, the participants’ contribution will be reduced.
The table below shows the participants’ contribution for 2020.
|Individual IKB Kip participants||Participants’ contribution 2020 (excl. VAT)||Participants’ contribution 2021 (excl. VAT)|
|Primary companies/farms||€ 350||€265|
|Slaughterhouses/cutting plants||€ 350||€750|
|Main site of a Multi-site||€ 2.500 plus € 25 per sub location||€2,500 plus €30 per sub location|
In view of the current situation, we have decided to grant a one-off concession on the participant’s contribution in 2021. So, in 2021, there will be a concessionary reduction on participant contributions amounting to €150 per certificate.
The IKB participants’ contributions are used to help finance the following activities:
- Management of the IKB Kip certification scheme
- Coordination of the sector – for example through the Central Board of Experts (CCvD) of IKB Kip
- Responding to queries from potential or existing IKB participants
- Direction and supervision of Certifying Authorities
- Developing the IKB Kip certification scheme
- Managing the IKB database – this database contains data such as all the IKB inspection reports and a list of all the participants
IKB Kip focuses in 2021 on the following themes:
- Working together on a system that we can remain proud of – including repositioning IKB Kip and improving the way it is valued;
- Assuring that IKB Kip is an efficient and effective scheme – including integration of databases for more efficiency;
- Schedule and scheme management – including harmonization within the chain;
- Support for participants – including good communication with participants and product promotion.