Since February 2015, IFOAM has oppened the possibility for Accreditation Bodies other than the IOAS to offer IFOAM Accreditation. Accreditation bodies wishing to offer this service must sign a contract with IFOAM.
The contract template is available here. It contains the following annexes:
- Annex I: Quality Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Operating the IFOAM Accreditation Program.
- Annex II: Requirements for Operating IFOAM Accreditation.
- Annex III: Annual Reporting Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Operating the IFOAM Accreditation Program.
- Anex IV: Annal Fee Schedule for IFOAM Accreditation Bodies
The Application Procedure is available here.
The complaint procedure to enable any stakeholder to raise a complaint about any accreditation body offering IFOAM Accreditation is available here.