THE CERTIFICATION

ORIGINE FRANCE GARANTIE

 
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WHY THE ORIGINE FRANCE GARANTIE CERTIFICATION?

Bringing together companies, enhancing their know-how, informing consumers

46% of consumers say they have already seen the OFG certification on a product or an advertisement
The OFG certification assures the consumer that the product is mainly manufactured in France (83%)
The OFG certification inspires confidence (79%)
The OFG certification is regularly monitored by certifiers (78%)
The OFG certification is the only certification that guarantees the French origin of a product (61%) (source: IPSOS study, June 2016)

GOALS AND GUARANTEES

The Origine France Garantie certification was created in June 2010, following the publication of Yves Jégo’s report on the French country brand, written at the request of Nicolas Sarkozy.

The certification, simple and understandable by all, is the result of a collective approach of actors who wish to collaborate in order to promote the fabrication of products in France and the valorization of the industrial and artisan know-how.

The Pro France association, which promotes the certification Origine France Garantie, unites the leaders of various enterprises supporting this initiative. Its goal is:

  • To provide clear and precise information to the consumer about the French origin of products
  • To make the enterprises manufacturing in France recognizable

The Origine France Garantie certification stands out from other tags such as “made in France” or “designed in France” … which are self-assigned and too weak.

The Origine France Garantie certification is the only certification that guarantees the French origin of a product. It is transversal (includes all sectors) and unquestionable (the mandatory product certification is held by an independent certifier).

By giving a clear and objective indication of a product’s origin, the Origine France Garantie certificate ensures consumers a full product traceability.

The acquisition of the OFG certificate is based on two cumulative criteria that enterprises must meet in order to obtain it:

  • Between 50% and 100% of the unit cost of production must be French
  • The product must take its essential characteristics in France

WHO CAN BE CERTIFIED?

The use of the label may be requested by any enterprise producing in France. The principle is simple: at least 50% of the unit cost of production must be French and the product must take its essential characteristics in France.

Thanks to the OFG certificate, directly tagged on consumer goods, enterprises get a new asset to prove that they produce in France. The certification is clear, simple, easily identifiable by the consumer, and it guarantees the French origin of the product.

 

PROCEDURES AND MONITORING INSPECTIONS

A transparent certification approach is effectuated by one of the independent certifiers: Bureau Veritas, Afnor, Cerib, FCBA

1 – An enterprise prepares a file (with full information on the products concerned and on their production process).

2 – The file is then evaluated by an independent certifier.

3 – If the result of the evaluation is positive, the OFG certificate is awarded.

4 – Within a period of 6 months, a verification audit evaluates the information provided.

5 – Upon presentation of the technical review, the certification decision is confirmed.

6 – An annual audit is also planned to ensure the maintenance of compliance.

 

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