The IFOAM Family of Standards is the only instrument worldwide that enables multilateral equivalence and is therefore a milestone in the development of organic agriculture. The 'Family of Standards' includes all standards that are recognized by IFOAM. The standards are recognized based on their equivalence with the 'Common Objectives and Requirements of Organic Standards' (COROS). As part of the reform of the 'Organic Guarantee System', IFOAM launched three new logos: 1) The 'Family of Standards' logo for standards that are recogized by the global organic movement as 'organic'; 2) The 'Standards Leaders' logo that recognizes particularly advanced standards and 3) The 'Global Organic Mark' logo that can be used on products by operators who have entered into a contractual agreement with IFOAM.
IFOAM - Organics International has been leading, uniting and assisting the Organic Movement since 1972.
As the only global organic umbrella organization, we are committed to advocating organic agriculture as a viable solution for many of the world’s pressing problems. With 800 affiliates in over 120 countries, we campaign for the greater uptake of organic agriculture by proving its effectiveness in nourishing the world, preserving biodiversity, and fighting climate change. We also offer training courses, provide services to standard owners, certifiers, operators, and implement organic programs.