The Organic Guarantee System and IFOAM’s work on Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) operates with 4 committees listed below. The Terms of Reference for those various committees can be found on the OGS policies page.
The Standards Requirements Committee
The Standards Requirements Committee (SRC) works on the development of the IFOAM Standards Requirements (also known as COROS), which serve as a basis for the approval of standards under the IFOAM Family of Standards. The committee also reviews and advises on the approval of standards in the Family.
Current Members: Katherine Di Matteo, Roberto Setti, Brendan Hoare, Lara Vivas, and Jorge Casale
Last appointment: November 2016.
The IFOAM Standard Committee
The IFOAM Standard Committee (SC) works on the development of the IFOAM Standard, which is the global off-the-shelf certification standard maintained by IFOAM for organic production and processing.
Current Members: Andrew Monk, Stephen Barrow, Sarah Hathway, Jan Deane, Brian Baker, Paul van den Berge, Mohammad Al-Oun
Last appointment: March 2014
The IFOAM Accreditation Requirements Committee
The IFOAM Accreditation Requirements Committee works on the development of the IFOAM Accreditation Requirements. These requirements serve as a basis for the IFOAM Accreditation and the IFOAM Global Organic System Accreditation.
Current Members: Raymond Yang, Dilip Dhaker, Amaia Aldana Gondra, David Eboku, Carlos Escobar, Arjon Kalter, Mildred Steidle, Roberto Setti
The Participatory Guarantee System Committee
The PGS Committee assists the development of PGS, provides advice on how to develop, facilitate and encourage PGS around the world, participates in mid-term and long-term strategic planning for IFOAM’s activities on PGS and identifies and systemizes PGS concepts and tools appropriate for the facilitation and promotion of PGS.
Current Members: Alice Varon (USA), Ashish Gupta (India), Audrey Wainwright (South Africa), Chris May (New Zealand), Eva Torremocha (Spain), and Luiz Rebelatto (Brazil).
Learn more about the PGS Committee's Terms of Reference here.