The COSMOS standard is guided by four basic principles:
- To promote the use of products derived from organic farming and to respect biodiversity.
- To use natural resources responsibly and to respect the environment.
- To make processing and production clean, respectful to human health and the environment.
- To integrate and develop the concept of green chemistry.
The COSMOS standard covers in detail all aspects of the supply, production, marketing and control of cosmetic products. Our Certification Bodies audit each of these aspects when certifying an organic or natural product. The 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 mineral origin components, physically processed agricultural components, chemically treated agricultural components and other components.
THE COMPOSITION OF THE 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 cleanliness, hygiene and traceability in all processes and to ensure that the packaging is respectful to the environment.
It details the requirements for protecting the environment throughout the production process and for managing, minimizing and recycling waste.
LABELING AND CONTACT
It defines comprehensive requirements for clear product labeling and company advertising to provide all necessary information for consumers and not to make misleading claims.
AUDIT, CERTIFICATION AND CONTROL
All products, their raw materials and manufactures must be certified by an authorized body authorized by independent accreditation.