IOAS (original name International Organic Accreditation Service) 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. IOAS works internationally to assess the competence of organisations providing certification to ‘sustainability’ standards such that producers can work in a fair environment and consumers can trust the products bearing these labels; an important contribution to a more sustainable and fairer world.
IOAS website has a searchable database of certification bodies that are under IOAS surveillance for the various schemes with which they work.
In November 2020, IOAS intends to undertake the following surveillance and assessment visits:
Biocert International Pvt. Ltd.: November 2-6th to take place remotely. Schemes; COR, EU, IFOAM and ISO/IEC 17065.
GSCS International Ltd.: November 2-4th and November 30-December 3rd to take place remotely. Scheme: ISO/IEC17065 and Textile Exchange.
NEPCon OÜ: November 5th to take place remotely. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065.
Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale (ICEA): November 5th to take place remotely. Scheme: GOTS and Textile Exchange.
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd: November 5th to take place remotely. Scheme: COR and ISO/IEC 17065.
CSQA Certificazioni S.R.L.: November 12-13th to take place remotely. Schemes: COR, IFOAM and NATRUE.
Soil Association Certification Ltd. (SACL): November 12-13th to take place remotely. Schemes: GOTS.
Extensive Standard Technical Services Co. Ltd. (ESTS): November 17-19th to take place remotely. Schemes; ISO/IEC 17065 and Textile Exchange.
AUS-QUAL Pty. Ltd.: November 16-19th and 20th to take place remotely. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065.
International Certification Services, Inc. (ICS): November 18-19th to take place remotely. Scheme: COR.
Kiwa Sativa – Unipessoal, Lda.: November 18-19th to take place remotely. Scheme: COR.
CITEVE Certificação Unipessoal Lda: November 23-25th to take place remotely. Schemes: GOTS and Textile Exchange.
NASAA Certified Organic Pty. Ltd. (NCO): November 25-26th to take place remotely. Schemes: EU, IFOAM and ISO/IEC 17065.
FairCert Certifications PVT Ltd: November 30th -Dec 4th to take place in India. Schemes: EU and ISO/IEC 17065.
The IOAS publicises these assessment and surveillance visits to increase accreditation transparency.
If you would like to comment on the performance of these CBs on issues relevant to their assessment, please contact the IOAS at [email protected].
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