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July 2017 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 19 June, 2017

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: IMO Control Private Limited  (IMO India) – July 4th Nepal & 7-9th  India. Scheme: COR. Organic Standard, Ltd. (OS) – July 3rd Ukraine. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, EU-equivalence, COR. Conservación y Desarrollo Certified SA (CYD) – July 10-12th Ecuador. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065. Istituto per la Certificazione […]

Empowering Cotton Farmers in Africa

Published 19 June, 2017

PAN Ethiopia, Promotes safe and sustainable alternatives to hazardous pesticides. Organic-Market.info reports that since 2013 they have been working to support cotton farmers in Southern Ethiopia to adopt safer and more sustainable methods of growing pesticide-free cotton. They now have 2000 smallholder farmers achieving average yields over 100% higher than before. An organic cotton producers’ cooperative […]

USB Ulusal Sistem Belgelendirme Ltd. Sti. successfully achieves GOTS & TE accreditation.

Published 15 June, 2017

The IOAS congratulate USB Ulusal Sistem Belgelendirme Ltd. Sti. for their hard work and success in achieving GOTS & TE accreditation with the IOAS.   USB based in Turkey is now accredited for GOTS and TE’s Organic Content,  Recycled Claim and Global Recycled Standard certification in Turkey.

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to merge

Published 15 June, 2017

The two certification organizations announced on June 7, 2017 their intention to merge later this year. The new organization, will be named the Rainforest Alliance with a single certification program known as the Rainforest Alliance standard. Once the two organizations have merged, Han de Groot, current executive director of UTZ, will be the CEO of […]