Internal Control System (ICS)

An Internal Control System is a sub-group of an Organic Cotton Producer . “An Internal Control System is the part of a documented quality assurance system that allows an external certification body to delegate the periodical inspection of individual group members to an identified body or unit within the certified operator. This means that the third-party certification bodies only have to inspect the well-functioning of the system, as well as to perform a few spot-check re-inspections of individual smallholders” [IFOAM]. In India and Internal Control System is limited to 500 farmers per unit.