Swiss Certified
Cannabis – SCC

Swiss Certified Cannabis stands for safe and trustworthy
Swiss cannabis products. It has the ambition to establish itself as the valid
and recognized quality label of the Swiss cannabis industry.

The quality label Swiss Certified Cannabis

  • Guarantees product safety and increases consumer confidence
  • protects producers from loss of reputation and damage to their image
  • Ensures compliance with quality standards and legal regulations as well as regulatory requirements for production

With the quality label Swiss Certified Cannabis, the industry association of Swiss cannabis producers creates a proven instrument for comprehensible transparency and consumer-friendly information about the entire production chain

Advantages for consumers

  • Guarantee of perfect quality and safe products
  • Guarantee of raw materials free of pesticides and solvents
  • Traceability throughout the production chain

Advantages for producers

  • Building trust with consumers, customers and authorities
  • Protection against economic damage or loss of reputation
  • Label use on certified products

Advantages for authorities

  • Strengthening of cooperation between producers, authorities and control bodies
  • Guaranteed product and consumer safety through standardized test procedures and independent laboratories
  • Standardized certification process and recurring audits

The Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label is awarded and independently audited by the Swiss cannabis industry association, IG Hanf.

Certification process

Certification procedure Quality – Label IG Hemp

Swiss Certified Cannabis SCC

The Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label may only be used by those who have successfully completed the certification process and thus meet all certification requirements.

  • Registration for certification by companies
  • Preliminary examination of the application
  • Training of the company by QPM von Kaenel
  • Certification audit on site
  • Issuance of the certificate based on audit report by the board of the industry association

Registration / Contact

Name*
Field of activity*

Partners

Partner in QM

The certification of the companies and the recurring audits are provided by QPM von Kaenel, a service provider specializing in integrated management systems. The company was instrumental in the development of the Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label and offers training, consulting and workshops at cost price to members of the industry association.
https://www.qpm-vonkaenel.com/

contact: contact@qpm-vonkaenel.com

In the complex area of statutory occupational safety, Mario Meier from the Forschungsstelle für Umweltbeobachtung (FUB), a proven expert, is available to provide advice and support.
https://fub-ag.ch/

contact: mario.meier@fub-ag.ch

The industry association IG Hanf works with attorney Daniel Haymann on regulatory matters. He also advises companies in the cannabis industry along the entire value chain.
https://froriep.com/de/people/daniel-haymann/

contact: dhaymann@froriep.ch

About us

IG Hanf is the trade association of the Swiss cannabis industry. It acts as an interface between member companies, politicians, authorities and the public. As an association, it promotes exchange and cooperation among its members, advocates business-friendly framework conditions and regulations, and international competitiveness for the Swiss cannabis industry.

FAQ

What does the Swiss Certified Cannabis label stand for?

Swiss Certified Cannabis stands for safe and trustworthy Swiss cannabis products. It aims to establish itself as the valid and recognized quality label of the Swiss cannabis industry.

What does the quality label Swiss Certified Cannabis offer consumers?

The label guarantees products of impeccable quality, free of solvents and pesticides. Via the label, the entire production chain of a cannabis product remains traceabl

What use is the Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label to the cannabis industry?

In a largely unregulated market, the label sets quality standards that protect consumers, customers and authorities from products that have been produced carelessly. It helps the industry build trust and minimize economic damage or loss of reputation for companies participating in the market. Certified companies can apply the quality label on certified products.

How does the Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label differ from other standards (GACP, organic)?

Swiss Certified Cannabis is the only independent quality label explicitly created for tobacco substitutes and CBD oils. The mentioned products cannot be GACP certified because they are not medicinal or food products.

What exactly is tested by the Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label?

All requirements listed in the certification guide are checked and verified on site during the certification audit. For example, it must be possible to provide all certificates of analysis for each batch and seamless documentation of the production steps of a batch.

What guarantees does the Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label offer?

The label guarantees a safe product, free of toxins such as pesticides or residual solvents. In addition, all hygiene regulations or regarding occupational safety are complied with.

How does certification work?

Interested companies can obtain the certification guide from IG Hemp. In an individual online training session, all topics relevant to the company are then gone through. This is followed by an implementation phase supported by QPM von Kaenel or another consultant. When the facility is ready, an inspection date is scheduled to review all required criteria. If the company meets the requirement, the certificate is issued and the company is added to the list of certified companies. The company now has the right to advertise with the quality label Swiss Certified Cannabis.

What are the costs for a certification, what are the running costs for a company applying the quality label Swiss Certified Cannabis?

The cost of the certification audit depends on various parameters (e.g. number of sites, number of products, number of employees, type of operation – service or production, etc.) and ranges from 2,000 to 3,500 Swiss francs. Recurring costs consist of the laboratory analyses and an annual recertification audit.

Who is behind the Swiss Certified Cannabis quality label?

The Swiss Cannabis Industry Association IG Hanf has developed the quality label Swiss Certified Cannabis together with the service provider QPM von Kaenel, which specializes in integrated management systems, in order to provide the industry with a solid tool for comprehensible transparency and consumer-friendly information about the entire production chain.

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