IFOAM Family of Standards - service for
A global framework to approve organic standards!
IFOAM Standard - service for certifiers
An off-the-shelf globally applicable certification standard!
IFOAM Accreditation, a services for certifiers
delivered by the IOAS
Global Organic Mark - service for operators
An international label for organic products
Get updates on the latest and archived OGS news through the OGS Courier, a free electronic newsletter informing about the development in the IFOAM Organic Guarantee System.
A number of publications on guarantee system topics can be found in our Library.
IFOAM’s work to promote harmonization and equivalence has mostly been conducted through a long-term partnership with FAO and UNCTAD, implemented first under the ITF Project and subsequently under the GOMA project (Global Organic Market Access).
To foster equivalence and complement the IFOAM Family of Standards, IFOAM has set-up a program of recognition of conformity assessment systems, such as government organic accreditation programs. This recognition is based on equivalence to the IROCB (International Requirements for Organic Certification Bodies) and/or recognition by other credible systems (peer-review). The list of systems already recognized by IFOAM can be found here.
IFOAM also comments on other organic standards and regulations, with a view to promote harmonization, equivalence and improvement of standards.
Additionally, IFOAM promotes guarantee systems that facilitate market access for small producers and has generated a number of tools, recommendations and positions to this end. See links below for further information.