IMO - Your Specialist in Sustainable Collection

of Wild Plants

IMO has been active in the field of quality assurance of wild production since many years. Numerous projects entrust IMO with their certification worldwide; e.g. in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in Albania, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mongolia, Peru, Dominican Republic, Russia and Turkey. These projects offer a great variety of raw and processed materials for the food-, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry.
Our staff is well qualified and highly experienced in certification of wild collection.
Our certificates stand for the greatest ecological quality and are well known in all markets. As a responsible certifier IMO provides more than just control of compliance criteria: We offer a long-term partnership aiming to improve sustainability and therefore profitability in the long run.

IMO Certification Schemes for Wild Collection

The organic regulations of the major markets (European, US and Japanese) are all equally vague about the requirements of organic wild collection, and how to ensure sustainability. This results in different handling procedures and requirements through different certifiers, the effect is a very inhomogeneous quality of certification. Especially the requirements regarding sustainability and traceability are handled very inhomogeneous by different certifying bodies. This and the fact that the organic regulations foresee only the certification of wild collected plants for food purposes forced IMO to diversify their offered certification schemes.

Activities and services of IMO concerning wild collection


If you have any further questions or wish to take advantage of the services of IMO, feel free to contact our team
We will be pleased to answer all your questions in detail!


Wild Collection
Phone +41 71 626 0 626

Up to 70,000 wild plant species are used in traditional and modern medicinal systems worldwide, and about 3000 species are traded internationally.

Wild plants deliver important raw materials for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, they are often harvested without any management, and over-exploitation is common.

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