- Soil Association
- Sarah Compson
International Development Manager
Sarah is part of our Impact & Insights team and works closely with the international organic community. She is particularly involved with IFOAM – the umbrella organisation for the organic movement – and is chair of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group of Organic Processors and Traders. With over 15 years’ experience in the organic sector, she has detailed knowledge on a range of topics from GM to regulation and social justice.
She also has expertise on organic textiles and represents the European organic sector on the EU Commission’s Civil Dialogue Group on cotton, flax and hemp as well as sitting on the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) standards committee. GOTS was part-founded by the Soil Association and today over 10,000 businesses, more than 4 million workers in over 70 countries are covered by the standards.
Sarah is passionate about convening and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders across the globe in order to support and develop the organic movement and is currently standing for a seat on the IFOAM Organics International World Board.