The IFOAM OGS Committees

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


The Standards Requirements Committee

The Standards Requirements Committee (SRC) works on the development of the IFOAM Standards Requirements (also known as COROS), which serve as a basis for the approval of standards under the IFOAM Family of Standards. The committee also reviews and advises on the approval of standards in the Family.

Current Members: Katherine Di Matteo, Roberto Setti, Brendan Hoare, Lara Vivas, Bridget O’Connor and Jorge Casale


The IFOAM Standard Committee

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 for organic production and processing.  

Current Members: Andrew Monk, Stephen Barrow, Sarah Hathway, Jan Deane, Brian Baker, Daniel Vildozo, Paul van den Berge, Mohammad Al-Oun, Muhummad Nazim Uddin     


The IFOAM Accreditation Requirements Committee

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

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


The Participatory Guarantee System Committee

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: Eva Torremocha, Alice Varon, Chris May, Mathew John, Janet Villanueva, Marc Lewis

For more details on the PGS Committee members, including their email addresses, click here.
Learn more about the PGS Committee's Terms of Reference here

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