The IOAS is a leading mission driven non-profit organisation incorporated in North Dakota, USA with staff
based in Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Spain, Slovenia,
the United Kingdom and the USA. We work in the field of accreditation and assessment of bodies engaged
in inspection and certification of organic and sustainable agriculture and related fields. Our work in
oversight of conformity assessment assists in the development of various private and regulatory schemes
by enhancing fairness for producers and building trust in ‘eco-labels’ by consumers.

We work with an increasing number of scheme owners (COSMOS, Canadian Food Inspection Agency,
European Commission, GlobalG.A.P., GOTS, IFOAM, NATRUE, Textile Exchange) and the accreditation and
assessment services we provide cover organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, organic textiles, organic
and natural cosmetics, recycled products, animal welfare claims, fair trade, social compliance and food
safety. IOAS clients are based all over the world.

The day-to-day work of the IOAS is performed by a team of core staff with support from a number of
contracted assessors and technical experts. For more information about our work, please visit

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