Certification Bodies

ACO Certification Ltd.

Contract No: 39
Also known as ACO
Home Country: Australia
Address: PO Box 810
18 Eton Street,
4012 Nundah, Queensland
Phone: +61 7 3350 5706
Fax: +61 7 3350 5996

Accreditations

COSMOS

COSMOS-standard - Control Manual Accreditation and Certification Requirements v3.0 (2018).

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2013
Accreditation cycle expiry: 30 June 2022

Standards

  • COSMOS organic and natural standard v3.0

Categories

  • Certification of organic or natural cosmetic products, raw materials with organic content and base formulas
  • Approval of non-organic raw materials that can be used in certified products

Countries

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Russia

EU Equivalence

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

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 recognised categories and countries please refer to the current regulation (EC) 1235/2008.

Status: Recommended
First recommended in 2012

Standards

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard 2017 v1

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products
  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (including wine)

Countries

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

IFOAM

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

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2003
Accreditation cycle expiry: 30 June 2022

Standards

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard 2017 v1

Categories

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

Countries

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

ISO/IEC 17065

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

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2006
Accreditation Cycle expiry: 30 June 2022

Standard

  • National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce ed. 3.7.

Categories

  • All categories covered by the standard

Countries

  • Australia

Standard

  • Australian Certified Organic Standard 2017 v1.

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products
  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (including wine)

Countries

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

Standard

  • Freshcare Code of Practice Food Safety and Quality, Edition 4

Categories

  • Grower and Packer
  • Grower
  • Packer
  • Marketing Group

Countries

  • Australia

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

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