The COSMOS standard is guided by four key principles:
- To promote the use of products from organic farming and to respect biodiversity.
- To use natural resources responsibly and to respect the environment.
- To process and produce clean, respectful to human health and the environment.
- Integrating and developing the concept of green chemistry .
The COSMOS standard covers in detail all aspects of the supply, manufacture, marketing and control of cosmetic products. Our Certification Bodies inspect each of these aspects when certifying an organic or natural product. Key sections of the COSMOS standard are sections 6 – 11.
For companies and manufacturers certified or preparing to be certified according to the COSMOS standard
ORIGIN AND PROCESSING OF CONTENTS
Standards for water, minerals and components of mineral origin, physically processed agricultural components, chemically processed agricultural components and other ingredients.
COMPOSITION OF TOTAL PRODUCT
How to calculate the organic content of complex ingredients and how much organic content is required in products under organic certification.
STORAGE, MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING
To ensure adequate cleaning, hygiene and traceability in all processes and to ensure that the packaging is respectful to the environment.
It details the requirements for environmental protection and waste management, minimization and recycling throughout the production process.
LABELING AND COMMUNICATION
It defines comprehensive requirements for clear product labeling and company advertising to provide all necessary information to consumers and not make misleading claims.
AUDIT, CERTIFICATION AND CONTROL
All products, raw materials and manufactures must be certified by an authorized body authorized by independent accreditation.