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Who owns the IOAS?

February 9, 2013

The IOAS was originally set up by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), a non-profit international organisation based in Germany. IFOAM promotes and lobbies for greater adoption of organic agriculture and is recognised as a standard setter by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).


The IOAS is now an independent non-profit organisation registered in USA. Our income only comes from the services we provide; accreditation, assessment, training or projects in the field of conformity, assessment and sustainability standards.

Our structure is designed to deliver the same integrity, representation and accountability that we encourage in our clients.


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