Who we are
About the ISA
The International Sweeteners Association AISBL is an international non-profit organisation with scientific aims representing suppliers and users of low/no calorie sweeteners, including tabletop sweetener manufacturers.
Established over 30 years ago, the ISA is recognised by the European Commission, national and international regulatory authorities, the World Health Organisation and has Non-Government Observer status with the Codex Alimentarius Commission which establishes international food standards.
The aim of ISA is to promote the introduction and development of safe, low/no calorie sweeteners, as well as their use in foods, beverages and table-top sweeteners.
Through its Committee on Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, ISA provides and exchanges information intended to develop and to increase knowledge about no/low calorie sweeteners, including scientific research. The ISA shares new and existing science on the benefits of consuming foods and drinks with low calorie sweeteners as part of a balanced diet.
The association is funded through annual membership fee contributions. A list of current members can be found here.
In addition to membership fees, ISA members can also provide voluntary financial contributions to fund additional projects that are in line with ISA objectives and agreed with the ISA Board and relevant committee. One example is the ISA science and communications outreach programme, which includes amplification of the science on sweeteners to the food industry, academia, health care professionals, regulators, media and ultimately the consumer. Another example is ISA’s participation in MENU, Mouvement pour l’Equilibre Nutritionnel, a French initiative to inform consumers about no/low calorie sweeteners and the importance of a balanced diet: http://www.lequilibreadugout.fr/a-propos-de-menu/menu
ISA is open and transparent about its activities. The ISA is registered in the Belgian Gazette and is listed on the Transparency Register of the European Commission and the European Parliament (identification number: 11667896576-60).