World Spice Organisation (WSO)
The World Spice Organisation (WSO) has been promoted by the spice industry to work towards sustainable development and food safety in the sector. WSO is a not-for-profit organisation and the technical partner of the All India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF). Established in 2011, WSO owes its genesis to the realisation that there was a need for an organised movement of partners from across the globe to build a healthy and responsible future for the spice industry, to celebrate its success, face the challenges and to smoothen out the rough patches together. WSO undertakes social responsibility projects beneficial for the industry.
WSO is also involved in initiatives promoting sustainability and biodiversity in collaboration with prominent national and international organizations like Spices Board India, Indian Institute of Spice Research (IISR), Rainforest Alliance, GIZ (Germany) and IDH - The sustainable Trade Initiative (Netherlands). WSO also interacts with global spice associations like ASTA, ESA, IPC etc to resolve issues facing the spice Industry
WSO takes part in the various national and international standard setting processes pertaining to spices such as FSSAI, BIS, ISO and Codex in order to ensure that the interests of the industry are considered while setting the standards.