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-standard v2.0

Categories

  • Certification of chemically processed agro-ingredients with organic content and approval of ingredients with no organic content
  • Certification of cosmetic products under organic or natural certification and physically processed agro-ingredients

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: 22 June 2023

Standards

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

Categories

  • Beekeeping
  • Crop production
  • Food processing
  • Producer Groups
  • Wild crops
  • Subsequent packaging
  • Livestock production
  • Livestock Feed

Countries

  • Belize
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Iran
  • 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

  • International Accredited Certification Bodies Equivalent European Union Organic Production & Processing Standard for Third Countries

Categories

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

Countries

  • Algeria
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Cameroon
  • Colombia
  • Ghana
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Venezuela

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

ISO17065

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

Standards

  • International Accredited Certification Bodies Equivalent European Union Organic Production & Processing Standard for Third Countries

Categories

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

Countries

  • Algeria
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Cameroon
  • Colombia
  • Ghana
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

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

Newsletter sign-up

We take your privacy seriously and will only use your contact details to provide you with the IOAS Newsletter. For more information please see our privacy policy.