ACO’s certification program and protocols are approved and accredited with the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources, the US Department of Agriculture, IOAS, Japan’s Minister for Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries, Korea’s NQAS’s and SAI Global.
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce and has over 1500 operators within its certification system. ACO is a not for profit fully-owned subsidiary of Australia Organic Ltd.
ACO provides certification services to operators from all sectors of the organic industry. Certification ensures compliance with national production standards and allows trace back of all products to their origin.
The Organic Bud is found on an estimated 80% of certified organic products in the Australian marketplace.
Nature’s Child GOTS certification is one of the highest standards of international organic certification. SKAL – our former certification body has changed its name and broadened its appeal by merging with Controlled Union. This has been a great development.
Our new GOTS standard for NATURE’S CHILD ORGANIC BABY ESSENTIALS covers the production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, exportation, importation and distribution of all natural fibres. The final products may include, but are not limited to fibre products, yarns, fabrics and clothes.
This means that every processing step must meet certain compulsory criteria. The criteria for the production process are laid down in the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). They encompass every process-step of textile production (spinning, weaving, washing, etc) and for every step it is laid down which processing aids may (not) be used, in order to gain as much environmental profit as possible.
FAIR TRADE is also a fundamental part of the GOTS certification. The Social and Fair Trade Certificate guarantees that disadvantaged producers in the developing world in the entire supply chain get a better deal by covering the producer’s cost of sustainable production and establishing a Fairtrade Premium which is invested in social, economic or environmental improvement projects.
Our accreditations and recognitions ensure that your organic product and systems have the highest possible integrity.
Ingeo™ Ingenious materials from plants not oil (information below taken from http://www.natureworksllc.com/The-Ingeo-Journey/Raw-Materials )
Sourcing Ingeo Raw Materials – Is not made from oil. Uses dextrose (sugar) from field corn as the primary feedstock, but can be made from any abundantly available sugar. Does not require gentically modified (GM) feedstock.
We Choose GMO FREE Ingeo Material – Ingeo is made from dextrose (sugar) that is derived from field corn already grown for many industrial & functional end-uses. In North America, corn has been used first because it is the most economically feasible source of plant starches. The process does not require corn, we only need a sugar source. This could include sugar beets, sugar cane, wheat and more.
If you are still reading when you get to this sentence then I would like to personally thank you for being educated and happy to pay a little more to be assured that you have certified organic products that are safe for you, your family and the environment. T H A N K Y O U Jannine Barron - Founder