The Organisation’s mission is to improve the quality of organic claims through education on best certification and accreditation practices, to develop tools for preventing fraud and to share these tools and educational components with all those involved, so as to enhance trust in the organic guarantee system. As the organic market is international in nature, this requires an international effort. Read more about us….
Working toward better tools for fraud prevention
Developing and sharing the best organic practice
Together with our Partners, we have an in-depth understanding of where current organic control systems need strengthening and we have undertaken a range of training activities across the World. Learn more…
Harmonising systems to protect organic integrity
Differences between organic regulations create unnecessary complexity in the international organic market, which both adds cost and also invites fraud. We are working to address these wherever possible. Learn more…
IOAS is a non-profit organisation providing international organic and sustainable accreditation that was founded by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) in 1997. IOAS is dedicated to the integrity of ecolabel claims in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture, environmental management, social justice and fair trade.
We are working with regulators, the conformity assessment community, producers, retailers, consumers, certification and accreditation bodies, traders and national and international organisations that share the same goals.