Known as the IFOAM Accreditation Programme, it was developed by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) since 1992 to provide accreditation services to organic certification bodies around the world.. In 1997, IFOAM established the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) to do its accreditation works. IOAS is registered as a not-for-profit company based in the USA.
ACT received IFOAM accreditation from IOAS in 2001. ACT is the first certification body in Asia to get this recognition. In this programme, the scope of certification that ACT can offer includes crop production, wild harvest, aquaculture, processing and handling, and commercial input certifications.
Operators certified under this programme can use the ACT organic seal together with the label “IFOAM Accredited”. The ACT seal and IFOAM Accredited label must always accompany each other.
For exporters, importers in several countries accept organic products certified with IFOAM Accreditation such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.
Organic standard requirements can be found in the “ACT Organic Standards” document. [download]