OS History

OS was founded in January, 2007 by Ukrainian organic oriented organisations in the frame of the Swiss-Ukrainian Project of cooperation and international technical support according to the Agreement between Ukrainian government and Swiss Confederation government about technical and financial cooperation from October 13, 1997 (financial support: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland)


Date Milestone
І. 2018 Organic Standard was accredited by the Canadian Food Control Agency for the certification of organic agricultural products in accordance with the requirements of the COR standard
Result 2017 574 Operators under control of Organic Standard, the number of company's employees has grown significantly up to 50 persons!
XII. 2017 Published Regulation No. 2017/2329 dated 14.12.2017, according to which the category "Live Animals or Livestock Products Not Processed" is now included in the scope of Organic Standard certification in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Moldova
IX.2017 Participation in the international conference "Improving the integrity of organic production and distribution chains" in Odesa, September 21-22, 2017, in order to increase transparency in the traceability of organic products
VI.2017 Organic Standard has passed the annual accreditation of IOAS
IV.2017 Director of Organic Standard, Sergiy Galashevskyy, was elected a member of the Board of the European Association of Organic Production Certification Authorities (EOSS)
III.2017 Conducted the Conference "Organic Crop Production - 2017: Cropping and Feeding of Plants and Soils. Effective Cleaning of Warehouses."
І.2017 Organic Standard celebrated the 10th anniversary
Result 2016 373 Operators under control of Organic Standard
XІ.2016 First inspections in Kyrgyz Republic
IX.2016 First inspections in Moldova
XI.2016 Organic Standard joined Check Organic
III.2016 Cooperation with Organic Services
Result 2015 258 Operators under control of Organic Standard
VIII.2015 First inspection according to Danube Soya standard
VI.2015 There was created platform “Ukraine in the EU”, coordinated by the General Manager of Organic Standard
VI.2015 First projects in Kazakhstan
VII.2015 EU Commission approved OS for inspecting in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Uzbekistan
V.2015 EU Commission (FVO) representatives visited Ukraine in order to examine OS
V.2015 There was signed contract between Danube Soya and Organic Standard, as a certification body according to Danube Soya standard
III.2015 Cooperation with EcoGlobe, Armenia, in certification according to NOP standard was started
III.2015 Organic School was launched
II.2015 OS representative was included in the official subgroup 8.2 "Organic agricultural production" at Ministry of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine on preparation of strategy of organic production by 2012
I.2015 Organic Standard representatives were included in the official workgroup at Ministry of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine on improving the legislation on organic production
Result 2014 123 Operators under control of Organic Standard
X.2014 Organic Standard participated in IFOAM Congress in Istanbul
VIII.2014 Organic Standard carried out first inspections according to Naturland standard
VI.2014 First projects in Uzbekistan in cooperating with IMO
III.2014 Organic Standard became a member of EOCC
II.2014 Organic Standard visited Biofach as an axhibitor for the first time
Result 2013 119 Operators under control of Organic Standard
X.2013 First projects in Georgia and Armenia in cooperating with IMO
IX.2015 Organic Standard applied for National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine
VII.2015 New activity was started: certification of aquaculture
I.2013 The first export to EU controlled by Organic Standard
Result 2012 110 Operators under control of Organic Standard

The first project in Russia in cooperating with IMO
Switzerland has included Organic Standard in the official list of certification bodies which operate outside this country
The new inspector for processing was approved
European Commission has included Organic Standard in the official list of certification bodies which operate outside EU for the new country Belarus and the appropriate code BY-BIO-108 was approved
The new long-term partnership agreement between the Swiss Institute for Marketing IMO and Organic Standard
Result 2011
95 Organic operators
Registered trademark "Organic Standard"
OS received registration number UA-BIO-108
XII.2011 OS was included into the list of certification bodies published by the European Commission that allows OS clients to have simplified export procedure
OS has provide a training for organic producers in Uzbekistan
VII.2011 OS starts its activity in Belarus
New OS inspector was approved
IV.2011 New regional office in Lutsk was opened
First official List of off-farm inputs for use in organic agriculture in Ukraine according to EU Reg. (EC) 834/2007 and BIOLan standards was published on web-page
Result 2010
84 Organic operators
Company rebrand, was created new logo, style, updated web-page
VII.2010 New activity was started: inputs certification for organic production
First certified organic honey appeared on the market shelves
III.2010 Organic Standard became a member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements)
Result 2009 69 Organic operators
XI.2009 OS web-site started to work
X.2009 Organic standard Ltd has gained the International Accreditation against Standards ISO Guide 65/EN 45011
IX.2009 OS participate as speaker in 2nd International Conference on the organic sector development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries
VII.2009 New activity was started: inspections according NOP, JAS and Bio Suisse standards
VI.2009 New activity was started: certification of beekeeping
II.2009 OS visited Biofach exhibition first time
Reult 2008 50 Organic operators
Third OS inspector was approved for doing inspections
Memorandum of Understanding with BIOLan Association signed
New activity was started: certification of organic wild collection
Second OS inspector was approved for doing inspections
Result 2007
38 Organic operators
First OS inspector was approved for doing inspections
First contract was signed and first inspection was held
Registered Organic Standard as first Ukrainian certification body for organic farming
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75 projects (crop production, animal husbandry, wild collection, processing and trade, Inputs), 30 000 ha certified