The Board holds at least three meetings per year. Major changes in the Scheme, decided upon by the Board of Stakeholders, are published in the list of decisions on the Foundation’s website. Revisions of all relevant documents of the Scheme are published annually on the Foundation’s website and communicated with all licensed Certification Bodies and liaised Accreditation Bodies.


  • Fons Schmid – Independent Chairman


Voting members

  • Toon Brijs, Coca-Cola Company
  • Stefano Crea, Independent International Organization for Certification Limited
  • Bert Debets, Unilever
  • Sally Elsherif, Metro AG
  • Rebeca Fernandez, Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU
  • Benoit Fuhrmann, Danone
  • Skip Greenaway, International Accreditation Forum
  • Mark Overland, Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere
  • Bizhan Pourkomailian, Serving Europe
  • Sied Sadek, IQnet

Liason / observers

  • David Fatscher, BSI Group