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Ecocert

Ecocert is a private organization operating in over 80 countries worldwide, certifies the organic nature of cosmetics, examining the entire production process, from the selection of raw materials to waste treatment. This association of professionals of the cosmetics industry brings together suppliers of raw materials, laboratories, manufacturers and distributors.

ECOCERT CRITERIA

THE ECOCERT CERTIFICATION MAIN STEPS:

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Ingredients verification and formula validation
Validation of raw materials which have to belong to a selective list of authorized ingredients.
Ecocert verifies that all raw materials used are compliant to their standards.
Ecocert validates the % of Natural and BIO ingredients which will be written on the label.

Packaging verification

. Packaging typology analysis.
. Packaging materials analysis. Primary packaging can not contain PVC and Polystyrene. Secondary packaging recyclable materials.

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Inspection, certification and control
. An auditor is sent to conduct audits, inspections and take samples from the customers on their sites. Auditors can conduct both scheduled and random inspections.
The Audits certified:
. Compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) of GFL manufacturing site.
. Compliance to Ecocert criteria of all GLF co-packers.
. Cleanings and hygiene guaranteed during manufacturing process
. Traceability of every component of the finished product into all supply chain processes
. No cross contamination between BIO and NON-BIO ingredients during manufacturing.

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Production requirement
. Raw material reception.
. Transport Storing.
. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
. Energy, Waste, discharge management.
. Global quality system evaluation.

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Labelling rules
. Signature of Ecocert with the Logo. Reference to the Certification.% of BIO ingredients out of the total of ingredients.
. An asterisk on PPAI BIO ingredients coming from BIO agriculture. * a ** an asterisk on CPAI BIO ingredients chemically transformed from BIO ingredients.

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Certificate
After compliance to all regulations, a certificate affirming that the products can be produced and distributed is released. The certificate is renewed every year after a specific Audit conducted by external certified third parties.

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