The statutes of the BNN (Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren e.V) start with a preamble which describes the aims and the self-conception of the Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) e.V.
The BNN and its member companies promote:
- an integrated ecological economy,
- healthy nutrition,
- a socially compatible economical conduct and
- the promotion of organic food and other organic products.
Out of a responsibility towards man, animal, plant and environment, the association sustains an integrated quality concept and the respectful and partnership-based exchange with the value-added chain. The Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) e.V. and its member companies respect the dignity of man, animal and plant. The activity of the association evolves along the guiding principles of ecology, economy and solidarity. The association is the non-political, non-religious and independent representation of the professional organic food trade. The association confronts determinedly all racist, anti-democratic and xenophobic aspirations and all other discriminating or inhuman conduct. The association reflects the specific diversity of the sector.