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Number of GOTS certified facilities increase 8.2% to 5,024 in 2017

Published 15 March, 2018

The number of facilities certified to GOTS shows an increase of 8,2%, from 4,642 facilities in 2016 to 5,024 facilities in 2017. GOTS certified facilities are located in 62 countries around the world with continuous growth in both production as well as consuming regions. Countries or regions with the largest increase in GOTS certification in […]

March 2018 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits.

Published 22 February, 2018

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: Balkan Biocert Skopje (BBCS) of Macedonia to take place March 12th – 14th in  Macedonia. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065 and EU. SGS Austria to take place March 26th– 28th to take place in Austria and Germany. Scheme: Natrue. The IOAS publicise these assessment and surveillance site […]

IOAS reapplication for accreditation accepted for AsureQuality, February 2018.

Published 20 February, 2018

AsureQuality Ltd. of New Zealand is currently undergoing IOAS reassessment for COR and IFOAM accreditation. The IOAS publicise these applications to increase accreditation transparency. If you would like to comment on the performance of this CB on issues relevant to their application, please contact the IOAS at

CERES Shanghai certification Co. Ltd. voluntarily withdraws from Natrue accreditation

Published 8 February, 2018

CERES Shanghai certification Co., Ltd. of  China has voluntarily withdrawn from its accreditation under the Natrue accreditation programme as of 8 February 2018. Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that relied on this application for accreditation are asked to take note.