ECOA services are available to all applicants whose activities fall within its scope of accreditation. The policies and regulations undertaken by ECOA guarantee that no discrimination takes place with respect to the applicant size, the membership of associations or groups, as well as undue financial or other conditions. The following principles and aims govern ECOA professional performance:
Impartiality and Independence:
Members of ECOA are impartial and independaent in their decisions regarding inspection and certification. No conflict of interests are permissible between ECOA members and clients.
All rules and regulations of ECOA are clear and known to all applicants.
Sense of Responsibility:
Every member of ECOA knows his responsibility and respects the confidentiality of clients' information.
Experience and Competence:
ECOA personnel are highly experienced and competent specialists in different areas of organic agriculture. Continuous training of personnel is a strategy with high priority.
ECOA declares that further and continuous development of its quality management system is a cardinal objective. International linkage with the world's societies of organic farming and GAP protocols is also a high priority objective.