About IOAS

Structure

The IOAS structure is designed to deliver the same integrity, representation and accountability that we look for and encourage in our clients. The structure and its operation are overseen by various independent bodies. The IOAS is incorporated in the USA as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organisation. Our Board, Committees and staff are based in sixteen countries.

Board

The Board of Directors is the highest decision-making body of the organisation.

Find out more about the Board.

Committees

The IOAS Board has appointed two decision-making committees to distance the task of making decisions on accreditation from the non-technical aspects of the organisation.

Find out more about our committees.

Staff

Although with a headquarters in the USA, the IOAS has always operated a virtual office with staff members being appointed for their knowledge and skills without concern for their being able to work in a certain geographical location.

Find out more about our staff.

External Evaluators

The IOAS collaborates with a number of external experts who assist us on specialist topics during assessments or support us more generally.

Find out more about our external evaluators.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, TE

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

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