COSMOS CERTIFIED ORGANIC
The COSMOS Standard is the unified organic and natural cosmetics standard for Europe. The founding members are BDIH - Germany, Cosmebio - France, Ecocert - France, ICEA - Italy and the Soil Association - UK.
The COSMOS Standard defines the criteria that companies must meet to ensure consumers that their products are genuine organic or natural cosmetics produced to the highest feasible sustainability practices.
The COSMOS Standard is managed by a not-for-profit, international and independent association – the Brussels based COSMOS-standard AISBL.
CERTIFYING OUR PRODUCTS & INGREDIENTS
Every Ingredient (Raw Material) used in a Plantworx formulation must first be approved for our use by our COSMOS Auditors.
- Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
Raw Materials or Cosmetic products must not be tested on animals by the manufacturer or any third party induced to do so by it.
Preservation of biodiversity and sustainability are important factors to take into account when selecting materials to be used in certified products/ingredients. Non-sustainably sourced raw materials are not allowed in certified cosmetics.
COSMOS sets out the criteria in the COSMOS-standard and authorises approved Certification Bodies for the certification of retail products and ingredients. Currently there are 10 authorised Certification Bodies based in Europe, Australia and Asia offering world-wide COSMOS certification.
Plantworx (Eco.kid) is certified to the COSMOS Standard, The Australian National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce and the USDA National Organic Standard (USDA NOP).
Our manufacturing facilities are physically audited in Australia every year by the ACO Certification Ltd. Our formulations are audited by Ecocert (France) and ACO Certification Ltd (Australia) and registered with Comebio (France).
REGULATIONS: The users of the COSMOS Standard are expected to comply with all relevant legislation, including The EU Regulation on cosmetic products (EC No. 1223/2009) as amended, The EU REACH REGULATION (EC No. 1907/2006), Commission Regulation on claims in cosmetic products (EU No. 655/2013), and/or other local or national laws concerning cosmetic products where appropriate.