The EoL Standard is certified by the Center of Organic Agriculture in Egypt (COAE) which is an Egyptian certification body, which is accredited by the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC) according to ISO 17065. The COAE is validating and verifying the EoL licensees based on the EoL project design document provided by the Carbon Footprint Center.

 

The Economy of Love (EoL) voluntary carbon credits are verified and validated according to the EoL standard by the Center of Organic Agriculture in Egypt (COAE), which is competent under the terms of ISO 14065:2020 for verification and validation of greenhouse gas emissions. 

The certification works as follows, COAE is contracted by Demeter Egypt to certify the EoL standard and verify our Carbon credit. Then,the Carbon FootPrint Center (CFC) is responsible for the issuing of the carbon credits and its management in the EoL Carbon Registry. In order to avoid double accounting, each project certificate has a serial number connected to invoices, issues date and amounts.

Certification Body

The Center of Organic Agriculture in Egypt (COAE) is a competent certification body that is active and impartial in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East.  

The Center operates in accordance with international accreditation standard(s), while providing impartial conformity assessments in Egypt and Africa, covering Demeter,  Economy of Love and other organic certifications schemes. 

The COAE Management system is accredited according to ISO/IEC 17065:2012, ISO 14065:2020  (VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS) and the requirements of the accreditation council, of the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International.

The COAE is also validating and verifying the EoL licensees based on the EoL project design document provided by the Carbon Footprint Center.

 

Standard Owner

Demeter Egypt also known under the Egyptian Biodynamic Association (EBDA) is an independent farmers’ association, officially registered as an NGO with the Ministry of Social Affairs in Egypt, registration number Listed No: 336.

Demeter Egypt, as the largest Egyptian organic/biodynamic farmers association, is also a member of the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International (BFDI), IFOAM International and the Cool Farm Alliance.

The Economy of Love (EoL) standard was developed and established by the EBDA. In addition to the EoL standard, EBDA is also in charge of the Demeter trademark and is thus authorized by BFDI to manage the name and brand in Egypt.

EoL Carbon Registry Management

The Carbon Footprint Center (CFC) is an independent center of the Heliopolis University, Cairo. It is conducting environmental reports and advises on how to limit the causes of climate change and global warming. 

The CFC has developed a comprehensive and accurate coding system that monitors the carbon credits. Each carbon credit certificate has a serial number that reflects the project name, farm code, issuing date, invoice number and amount of carbon that has been verified and validated by the COAE. This procedure ensures that double counting is avoided. The EoL Carbon Registry is published under the website of EoL but managed solely by the CFC.