Certification Standards


MOswiss AG has global expertise and benefits from the worldwide network of the Ecocert Group to help you sell your products with confidence. We provide effective tools to enhance sustainability and security for winning the confidence of both professionals and consumers.

IMOswiss AG is accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) according to ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17065, the international norms for inspection and certification.

Furthermore, IMOswiss AG’s performance is continuously monitored and acknowledged by various accreditation bodies and standard owners as detailed below.  

Benefit from a wide range of certification standards: IMOswiss AG offers you inspection/certification services according to the following standards.
 
Standard Accredited/ authorised by Remarks, Scope, Links

Agriculture

   
Governmental Regulations    
Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) Accredited by MAFF Agricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS)Authorized via Ecocert JapanAgricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Switzerland.
Inspection: IMOswiss; Certification: Ecocert Japan
National Organic Program (NOP) Accredited by USDA Agricultural produce and secondary products.
Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
National Organic Program (NOP)Authorized via Ecocert SAAgricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Switzerland.
Inspection: IMOswiss; Certification: Ecocert SA
Schweizer Bio Verordnung
Accredited by SAS Agricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Switzerland, Liechtenstein.
>> Link to standard
Private Standards    
Aha!Authorised by Service Allergie Suisse Food and non-food (processed food, Gastronomie, Hotel, technische Geräte, Kosmetik).
Regional scope: Switzerland.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG; Certification: AHA!
>> Link to standard
Bio Natur Plus (Manor)Authorised by Manor Food.
Regional scope: Switzerland.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG; Certification: Manor
>> Link to Standard
Bio Suisse Accredited by SAS.
Authorised by Bio Suisse
Agricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Switzerland.
Inspection: IMOswiss; Certification: Ecocert SA
>> Link to standard
Demeter International Authorised by Demeter
Agricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG; Certification: Demeter.
>> Link to standard
Demeter Schweiz Authorised by Demeter
Agricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Switzerland, Liechtenstein.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG, Certification: Demeter.
>> Link to standard
Gout MieuxAuthorised by Gout Mieux (WWF)Gastronomy.
Regional scope: Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG; Certification: Gout Mieux.
>> Further information
Migros BioAuthorised by Migros Genossenschaftsbund Processing and trading of agricultural products.
Regional scope: Switzerland, Liechtenstein.
>> Link to standard
Naturland Authorised by Naturland
Agricultural produce and secondary products.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG, Certification: Naturland
>> Link to standard
OVP for organic agriculturen/a commercial farm inputs (EU regulation, NOP, JAS)
Worldwide
>> Link to standard
StarbucksAuthorised by SCS-Scientific Certification Systems/ USA Coffee, cocoa
Regional scope: Defined countries in Africa, as per SCS homepage
Inspection: IMOswiss AG
>> Link to standard
Suisse GarantieAuthorised by Agro-Marketing Suisse (AMS) Agricultural products
Regional Scope: Switzerland and free trade zones in Southern Germany
>> Link to standard
Utz
Authorised by Utz
Coffee, cocoa, tea, herbal
Regional Scope: Worldwide
>> Link to standard
     

Aquaculture & Fisheries

   
Private Standards    
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC-COC)ASC-COC
Accredited by ASI
Aquaculture.
Chain of Custody (COC).
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC-COC) Accredited by ASI Fisheries.
Chain of Custody (COC).
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
Naturland
Authorised by Naturland
Aquaculture. Fisheries
Regional scope: Worldwide.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG, Certification: Naturland.
>> Link to standard
AquaGAP n/a Aquaculture.
Regional Scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
Whole Foods Market Aquaculture
Quality Standards for Farmed Seafood
Authorised by Whole Foods Market Aquaculture.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
     

Forest Management, Wood Products, Print & Paper

   
FSC Accredited by ASI Forest Management (FM) and Chain of Custody (CoC).
Regional scope: Worldwide (except Chile for FM).
>> Link to standard
PEFC Accredited by SAS Chain of Custody (CoC).
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
NaturlandAuthorised by Naturland Forest management, timber processing.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG, Certification: Naturland.
>> Link to standard
     

Social & Fair Trade

   
Fair for Life, Social & Fair Trade Certification n/a Food and Non-Food.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
For Life, IMO Social Responsibility Certification n/a Food and non-food.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Authorised by Corporations Food and non-food.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
Naturland Fair Authorised by Naturland Agricultural Products.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
Inspection: IMOswiss AG, Certification: Naturland.
>> Link to standard
FairWild (incorporates ISSC-MAP)Authorised by FairWild Foundation Wild collected crops.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
Hand in Hand Authorised by Rapunzel Agricultural products.
Regional scope: Worldwide.
>> Link to standard
     


 

Other Services

Our customers benefit from a comprehensive range of certification services for sustainable development offered by the ECOCERT Group. Read more at the ECOCERT online quotation requests tool or contact us at imo@imo.ch.

More information about the services offered by Ecocert IMO GmbH in Germany are available at www.imo-control.de (in German).

IMO’s quality management system is continually improved to ensure the reliability of certification decisions as well as conformance to all accreditation requirements. The quality system includes a complex system of internal and external control procedures.

 
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