Certification Bodies

Soil Association Certification Ltd.

Contract No: 16
Also known as SACL
Home Country: United Kingdom
Address: Spear House
51 Victoria Street
BS1 6AD Bristol
Phone: +44 (0) 117 314 5000
Fax: +44 (0) 117 314 5001

Accreditations

COSMOS

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2012
Contract expiry: 28 Feb 2023

Standards

  • COSMOS organic and natural standard v3.

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

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Jordan
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • USA
  • Sweden

COR

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2010
Contract expiry: June 22, 2023

Standards

  • Canada Organic Standard CAN-CGSB-32.310-2015
  • CAN-CGSB-32.311-2015

Categories

  • Crop production
  • Grower group certification
  • Livestock Feed
  • Livestock production
  • Processed products
  • Specialized: Apiculture
  • Specialized wild crops

Countries

  • Belize
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

EU Equivalence

The details shown below are the EU categories and countries recommended by the IOAS for EU recognition.
For more detailed information on EU recognised categories and countries please refer to the current regulation (EC) 1235/2008

Status: Recommended
2012
Contract expiry: 28 Feb 2023

Standards

  • Soil Association EU-equivalent Standards

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products
  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (excluding wine)
  • C: Unprocessed aquaculture products and algae
  • E: Processed agricultural products for use as feed
  • F: Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

Countries

  • United Kingdom

GOTS

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2011
Contract expiry: 28 Feb 2023

Standards

  • Global Organic Textile Standard v5

Categories

  • Approval of textile auxiliary agents (chemical inputs) on positive lists
  • Certification of trading operations and related products
  • Mechanical textile processing and manufacturing operations and their products
  • Wet processing and finishing operations and their products

Countries

  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Latvia
  • Slovakia

ISO/IEC 17065

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2012
Contract expiry: 28 Feb 2023

Standards

  • Soil Association EU-equivalent Standards

Categories

  • A: Unprocessed plant products
  • B: Live animals or unprocessed animal products
  • D: Processed agricultural products for use as food (excluding wine)
  • C: Unprocessed aquaculture products and algae
  • E: Processed agricultural products for use as feed
  • F: Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

Countries

  • United Kingdom

TE

Status: Accredited
First accredited: 2012
Contract expiry: 28 Feb 2023

Standards

  • TE Organic Content Standard (OCS) v2.0 (textiles)

Categories

  • Textiles

Countries

  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Tadzhikistan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

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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