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Ekotar voluntarily withdraws from the ISO 17065, GOTs and EU recognition schemes

Published 31 December, 2017

Ekologic Tarim Urunleri Kontrol Sertifika SAN. VE TIC. Ltd. (Ekotar) of Turkey has voluntarily withdrawn from the ISO 17065, GOTs and EU recognition schemes  provided by the IOAS as of December 31st 2017.   Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that relied on these are asked to take note.

January 2018 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 22 December, 2017

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: Ekolojik Tarim Kontrol Organizasyonu (ETKO) to take place Jan 15th & 18-19th in  Turkey. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, EU, COSMOS, GOTS, TE. Bolicert to take place January 23rd -27th in Bolivia. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, EU, IFOAM, COR. The IOAS publicise these assessment and surveillance site visits […]

Introduction to the chain of custody requirements of the RWS

Published 19 December, 2017

The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) have released a webinar intended to give an introduction to the chain of custody requirements of the RWS, along with details on the certification process. All are welcome to view the recording of the webinar, or to pass on the link to members of the supply chain that would like to […]

ISEAL welcomes Textile Exchange as Associate Member

Published 18 December, 2017

Textile Exchange has been accepted as an Associate Member of ISEAL, joining a growing number of initiatives that are driving positive social and environmental change across multiple sectors. Textile Exchange focuses on identifying and sharing the best practices in the global textile industry regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to minimize […]