The 2014 Version of IFOAM Norms

The IFOAM membership approved the 2014 version of the IFOAM Norms. This version, including the IFOAM Standard version 2.0 and the IFOAM Accreditation Requirements version 2.0, hereby supersede version 2012 of the IFOAM Norms. The COROS (Common Objectives and Requirements of Organic Standards – IFOAM Standards Requirements) remain unchanged in this version of the norms.

The decision was taken through electronic vote during the period June 2 to July 15, 2014. The IFOAM Standard and the IFOAM Accreditation Requirements were approved with respectively 94% and 91% of the votes. The participation rate was however rather low, with 13% of the voting members casting a vote.

The new version of the IFOAM Norms, as well as information on the development process and on changes as compared to the 2012 versions, can be found here

IFOAM thanks the members of the Standard Committee and Accreditation Requirements Committee for their work, as well as all those who provided input during the consultation periods and motion periods.