The Global Organic Mark (GOM)

Global Organic Mark Asia Pacific

The Global Organic Mark (GOM) is one of the services offered directly to operators under the new IFOAM Organic Guarantee System. Organic operators certified by an officially approved certifier to any standard in the IFOAM Family of Standards can apply for the use of the Global Organic Mark on their products . 

The Global Organic Mark is the property of IFOAM. It is a registered and protected logo, which IFOAM globally promotes towards consumers. Its use by any other person is regulated under IFOAM's Policy 43 on the use of the Global Organic Mark.

Individual operators wishing to obtain the right to use the Global Organic Mark on their product shall fill in the Application Form and ogs [at] ifoam.org (contact) IFOAM. The use of the Global Organic Mark is regulated through contracts and is subject to fees according to the GOM Fee Scheme. IFOAM also publishes a simple document describing GOM User Guidelines.

Producer associations or national organic movement associations may enter into a contract with IFOAM to sub-license the use of the Global Organic Mark to their members. Please ogs [at] ifoam.org (contact) us for more information and view the OGS Courier issue #13 for related news.

A list of all currently approved GOM agents and operators can be found here.

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