"The joint expertise of ANSI and the IOAS will offer tremendous benefit in ensuring effective third-party assessment of product certification bodies around the world," said Lane Hallenbeck, ANSI vice president of accreditation services. "ANSI is pleased to accredit NaturaCert, and looks forward to the accreditation of many more global CBs working in the critically important areas of food and agricultural safety and sustainability."
For more information, contact Reinaldo Figueiredo, ANSI senior director, product certification accreditation (RFigueir@ansi.org), or visit ANSI's accreditation website.
About the IOAS
The IOAS is a global non-profit organization based in the USA with globally positioned staff dedicated to the integrity of ecolabel claims, especially in organic and sustainable agriculture. The IOAS assesses the competence of organizations providing certification to sustainability standards in an effort to ensure that producers can work in a fair environment and consumers can trust the products bearing sustainability-related labels.