Certification Bodies

Soil Association Certification Ltd.

Contract Number: 16
Also known as SACL
Home Country: United Kingdom
Address: Spear House
51 Victoria Street
BS1 6AD Bristol,
United Kingdom
Phone Number: +44 (0) 117 314 5000
Fax Number: +44 (0) 117 314 5001

Accreditations

COSMOS

COSMOS-standard - Control Manual Accreditation and Certification Requirements v3.1 (2020)

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2012
Accreditation renewal date: 28 February 2023

Standards

  • COSMOS-standard Cosmetics Organic and Natural Standard v3.1 (2020)

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
  • Namibia
  • Denmark

COR

Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Canada Organic Regime Operating Manual v17 (2019).

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2010
Accreditation renewal date: 22 June 2023

Standard

  • CAN-CGSB-32.310-2015; CAN-CGSB-32.311-2015

Categories

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

Countries

  • Belize
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Thailand

Standard

  • CAN-CGSB-32.312-2018

Categories

  • Aquaculture - Livestock
  • Aquaculture - processed products

Countries

  • United Kingdom

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.

Accreditation Status: Recommended
First Accredited: 2012

Standards

  • Soil Association EU Equivalent Standards v1.0

Categories

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

Countries

  • United Kingdom

GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard - Approval Procedure and Requirements for Certification Bodies v2.0 (2017).

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2011
Accreditation renewal date: 28 February 2023

Standards

  • Global Organic Textile Standard v5.0

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
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Latvia
  • Slovakia

ISO/IEC 17065

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

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2012
Accreditation renewal date: 28 February 2023

Standards

  • Soil Association EU Equivalent Standards v1.0

Categories

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

Countries

  • United Kingdom

Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange - Accreditation and Certification Procedures for Textile Exchange Standards (2013).

Accreditation Status: Accredited
First Accredited: 2012
Accreditation renewal date: 28 February 2023

Standards

  • Textile Exchange - Organic Content Standard 2.0 (2016)

Categories

  • Textile products

Countries

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

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

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