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2022 – IOAS celebrate their 25th anniversary

IOAS are celebrating 25 years of cultivating organic trust and honoured to continue to provide organic and sustainable accreditation services worldwide.

Organic standards are helping to protect our world for future generations by cutting pollutants, protecting biodiversity, building sustainable ecosystems and a sustainable and fair way of life for all.

IOAS is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the integrity of ecolabel claims in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture, environmental management, social justice and fair trade.  Originally established by IFOAM to help bring order to what could be a chaotic eco-labelled scene, we exist to help build confidence amongst producers and trust between traders by providing oversight of certification or control bodies (CBs) working in different countries. We are proud of our role as an independent, technical expert verifying the correct application of the standards with objectivity, transparency and freedom from conflicts of interest

Today, we provide accreditation and assessment for private schemes and regulators to over 80 certification and conformity bodies around the world. This is our contribution to help build a more sustainable world.

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

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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