Certification Bodies

ACO Certification Ltd.

Contract Number: 39
Also known as ACO
Home Country: Australia
Address: Legal & Head office:
Level 21, 12 Creek Street,
Brisbane, Queensland 4000,
Australia.
Phone Number: +61 (0)7 3350 5706
Web Address: www.aco.net.au

Accreditations

COSMOS

COSMOS Standard - Control Manual Accreditation and Certification Requirements v4 (2023)

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2013
Accreditation renewal date: 30 June 2027

Standard

  • COSMOS-standard - COSMOS Standard Criteria v4 (2023)

Categories

  • Certification of organic or natural cosmetic products, raw materials with organic content and base formulas

Countries

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Taiwan
  • USA

Standard

  • COSMOS-standard - COSMOS Standard Criteria v4 (2023)

Categories

  • Approval of non-organic raw materials that can be used in certified products, raw materials and base products according to scope 1

Countries

  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • USA

IFOAM

IFOAM Accreditation Requirements for Bodies Certifying Organic Production and Processing v2.0 (2014 updated 2019).

Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation renewal date: 30 June 2027

Standards

  • ACOS - Australian Certified Organic Standard

Categories

  • Beekeeping
  • Crop production
  • Grower groups
  • Livestock
  • Processing and handling
  • Wild products

Countries or Regions

  • Australia
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Thailand

ISO/IEC 17065 EU Equivalence

Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services in addition to the Control measures and labeling requirements as set out in Regulation No (EC) 834/2007 and its implementing regulations.
The details shown below are the EU categories and countries recommended by the IOAS for EU recognition.
For the actual status of the EU accreditation and recognized categories and countries please refer to the current regulation (EU) 2021/2325.

Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation renewal date: 30 June 2027

Standard

  • ACOS - Australian Certified Organic Standard - Equivalent to EC Reg 834/2007

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products

Countries

  • Burma/Myanmar
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu

Standard

  • ACOS - Australian Certified Organic Standard - Equivalent to EC Reg 834/2007

Categories

  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products

Countries

  • Australia
  • China
  • Falkland Islands
  • Vanuatu

Standard

  • ACOS - Australian Certified Organic Standard - Equivalent to EC Reg 834/2007

Categories

  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (including wine)

Countries

  • Australia
  • Cook Islands
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu

ISO/IEC 17065 EU Compliance

Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services are set out in Regulation (EU) 2018/848 and its secondary acts.

The details shown below are the EU categories and countries accredited by the IOAS as defined in Regulation EU 2018/848, Article 35.(7). For the actual status of categories and countries recognized by the EU Commission, please refer to regulation (EU) 2021/1378, Annex II.

Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation renewal date: 30 June 2027

Standard

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and relevant delegating and implementing acts

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plants and plant products, including seeds and other plant reproductive material

Countries

  • Fiji
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Thailand
  • Vanuatu

Standard

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and relevant delegating and implementing acts

Categories

  • B: Livestock and unprocessed livestock products
  • F: Wine

Countries

  • Australia

Standard

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and relevant delegating and implementing acts

Categories

  • D: Processed agricultural products

Countries

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vanuatu

Standard

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and relevant delegating and implementing acts

Categories

  • E: Feed

Countries

  • Australia
  • Vanuatu

Standard

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and relevant delegating and implementing acts

Categories

  • G: Other products listed in Annex 1 the Regulation 2018/848 or not covered above

Countries

  • Australia
  • Taiwan

ISO/IEC 17065

ISO/IEC 17065:2012 - Conformity Assessment - Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services.

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2006
Accreditation renewal date: 30 June 2027

Standard

  • National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce Edition 3.8

Categories

  • Aquaculture
  • Beekeeping
  • Biodynamic production
  • Cosmetic and skincare
  • Livestock production
  • Plant production
  • Processing
  • Retail, wholesale and export

Countries

  • Australia

Standard

  • Freshcare - Food Safety & Quality Standard Edition 4.2

Categories

  • Grower
  • Grower and Packer
  • Packer
  • Marketing Groups

Countries

  • Australia

Standard

  • Freshcare - Supply Chain Standard Edition 2

Categories

  • Supply chain

Countries

  • Australia

Standard

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard

Categories

  • a) Unprocessed products from plants, animals, cultured organisms and approved naturally occurring materials (excluding water and salt)
  • b) Processed products derived mainly from (a) above.
  • Beekeeping
  • Crop production
  • Feed
  • Grower groups
  • Livestock
  • Processing and handling
  • Wild products

Countries

  • Australia
  • Cook Islands
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Vietnam

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic & Natural Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

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