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IMO Certified

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The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) is an international agency for inspection, certification and quality assurance of eco-friendly products. For more than 20 years, IMO has been active in the field of organic certification but it is also active in the sectors of natural textiles, sustainable forestry, and social accountability monitoring.

Learn more: IMO Certified websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with IMO Certified's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS)

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

IMO Group

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

Fair for Life


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1991

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cosmetics / Personal care Food Forest products / Paper Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Bangladesh Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Chile China Cote D'Ivôire Croatia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Ethiopia Ghana Guatemala Haiti Indonesia Ireland Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Mexico Morocco Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Paraguay Peru Philippines Russian Federation Sierra Leone South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Turkey Uganda Ukraine United States Vietnam



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Last updated: 20 January 2012