About IOAS


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. IOAS is incorporated in the USA as a 501 (c) (6) non-profit organization. Our Board, Committees and staff are based all over the world.


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

Find out more about the Board.


The IOAS Board has appointed a decision-making committee to distance the task of making decisions on accreditation from the non-technical aspects of the organization.

Find out more about our committees.


Although with a headquarters in the USA, 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 Contractors

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 contractors.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU


GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic & Natural Cosmetics


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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