Call for nominations for the National Standards sub-Committee

The Organic Industry Standards and Certification Council (OISCC) has a License Deed with the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) for the management of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce (NS).

OISCC complies with the License Deed through the National Standards sub-Committee (NSsC).

Bi-annual nominations for the NSsC are now open and will close on Monday, 19th July 2021.

The NSsC’s charter is to:

  • oversee the maintenance and revision of the National Standard through regular review;
  • receive applications to amend the National Standard on matters concerning the National Standard;
  • report to OISCC on submissions received; and
  • ensure that evaluation of submissions is undertaken in a transparent, impartial and non-partisan manner.

OISCC encourages all to consider applying. It is important that the NSsC has a divergent range of skills and experiences, ranging from certified producers, processors and retailers to researchers, scientists, consumers, consultants, retailers and environmentalists.

There are four vacancies for committee members for a 2 year term commencing at the NSsC 2 day meeting in October (Covid permitting).

There are 3 other quarterly meetings per year which are virtual meetings. Committee members are remunerated for their attendance as well as all costs associated with any face-to-face meetings.

Existing committee members who are due to retire are eligible to re-nominate, as are any other interested persons.

Applicants must provide their curriculum vitae along with a history of their work experience as well as names and contact details of two referees.

Nomination forms and Terms of Reference are available by emailing info@oiscc.net

Nominations will close on 19th July 2021, with an independent selection panel to determine successful nominations which is endorsed by OISCC.