IFOAM OGS Committees


The Organic Guarantee System and IFOAM-Organics International’s work on Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) operate with 4 committees listed below. The Terms of Reference for those various committees can be found on the OGS policies page.

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-Organics International for organic production and processing. 

Current Members: Reza Adakani, Stephen Barrow, Paul van den Berge, Mahesh Chander, Jan Deane, Sarah Hathway, Miles Mc Evoy, Dani Neifeld, and Dimistris Sotiropoulos. 

Last appointment: May 2018

The IFOAM Accreditation Requirements Committee works on the development of the IFOAM Accreditation Requirements. These requirements serve as a basis for the IFOAM Accreditation.

Current Members: Raymond Yang, Dilip Dhaker, Amaia Aldana Gondra, David Eboku, Carlos Escobar, Arjon Kalter, Mildred Steidle, Roberto Setti

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), Audrey Wainwright (South Africa), Stephen Hazelman (Fiji), Vishala Padmanabhan (India), Vanessa Ramirez (Mexico), Rowena Buena (Philippines) and Sylvaine Lemeilleur (France).

Learn more about the PGS Committee's Terms of Reference here.