Awards and Quality certificates

Since its foundation, Biogena has, again and again, been honoured and confirmed with awards and quality certificates.

Certifications and management systems 

Dekra ISO 22000:2005

Biogena is an ISO 22000:2005 certified company and thereby meets corporate responsibility standards of food safety.
EMAS Zertifizierung Biogena

Biogena is listed in the EMAS register. Quality Austria Trainings-, Zertifizierungs- und Begutachtungs GmbH (institute for training, certification, and assessment) has confirmed the company's 2014 environmental declaration and 2015 update. EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is a voluntary community system for the environmental management and environmental auditing of organisations.



Biogena is certified according to the international standard ISO 14001. This refers to the responsible use of natural resources (efficient use of energy and raw materials, waste minimization, controlled risk prevention).


Awards, Gütesiegel und Kooperationen

 Great Place to Work 2017

2014, 2015, 2016, as well as 2017, Biogena is amongst "Austria's best employers". In addition to a 14th place in the category "Medium" (50-250 employees), Biogena also received a special award in the category "Corporate training & lifelong learning" in 2017.

 Audit berufundfamilie Biogena

Biogena was awarded the full certificate „Audit berufundfamilie“ as family-friendly employer on 15th November 2016. The audit guarantees family-friendly working hours, opportunities for maternity leave and re-entry as well as a family-conscious personnel policies.

 Hermes Wirtschaftspreis Kurier

On 20th October, Biogena was awarded the HERMES.Wirtschafts.Preis (Economy prize) by the Medienhaus Kurier (Print and production company), the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and Leitbetriebe Austria (Leading companies). They justified the award as follows: a “typical owner-managed SME with the greatest market success of all candidates due to the good corporate performance and […] champion in the creation of jobs”.

 integrativer ethik-csr-check Biogena

Biogena has been awarded – as the first Austrian company – with the ethical certificate “Sustainable & Fit for our grandchildren” in silver by the Wirtschaftsethikinstitut Stift St. Georgen. In April 2016, Biogena was awarded at the integrative ethics & CSR re-check with GOLD as first company (valid until April 2018).

 EMAS Zertifizierung Biogena

In 2015, Biogena had the best environmental team in Austria - togehter with three ecologically aware companies and was awarded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management with the EMAS award 2015.

 Umwelt Service Salzburg Biogena

In 2015, Biogena was awarded for its exemplary measures such as e.g. the e-order system or the eco-bottle by the environmental service Salzburg with the "Umweltblatt" (environment leaf).

 Salzburger Wirtschaftspreis 2016 Biogena

Biogena reached the 1st place at the Salzburger Wirtschaftspreis (Economy award) in the category "Responsible entrepreneurship". IIn 2016, Biogena was awarded the 2nd place in the category "Company of the year".


Great place to work, Bayern Biogena 2016

With its first participation in the Bavarian State Competition, the Biogena branch in Freilassing as well as the two companies Biogena Deutschland GmbH and Biogena International GmbH & Co. KG were counted among “Bavaria’s Best Employees 2016”, and were awarded third place in the 10-49 employees category.

Staatspreis Biogena

Biogena is pleased to be among the finalists in the competition for the KNEWLEDGE 2016 state prize, which honours dedicated and innovative human resources development.

green brands Biogena

Biogena was honoured with the GREEN BRANDS quality seal twice already - in 2014 and 2016. This accolade is awarded to “green” brands of everyday life that respond to the population’s increasing desire for more sustainability, environmental protection, and a healthy lifestyle, or that have been oriented towards this from the start.

Lobby der Mitte Biogena


The jury of the SME platform “Lobby der Mitte” (“lobby for the middle”) declared Managing Director Dr. Albert Schmidbauer a hero of the medium-sized sector.


Exzellente Wissensorganisation Biogena

As part of the 11th Knowledge Management Days Stuttgart in 2015, Biogena was honoured as one of seven finalists for the “Excellent Knowledge Organisation” award, and was delighted to receive this distinction from the Society for Knowledge Management.

Nachhaltige Gestalterinnen

In 2015, our Managing Director Dr. Albert Schmidbauer was acknowledged as a sustainable creator for the first time, achieving 17th place.




Nominierung Energy Globe

Two further nominations gained as part of Energy Globe Salzburg 2016 show Biogena that it is heading in the right direction, not least with its introduction of the innovative eco-bottle made of sugarcane, and its environmentally friendly e-ordering system.


 Trigos 2016 Biogena

A holistic CSR commitment is the foundation of Biogena’s CSR-oriented company management, and its nomination for the Trigos 2016 award in this category confirms this long-term path.