The lack of a sufficiently strict standard regarding the detergents sector of activity is an issue that ECOCERT Greenlife has chosen to respond by creating a more complete standard. This standard enhances detergents containing ingredients from natural origin and free from petrochemical surfactants, and prohibits the use of phosphates.
Launched in 2006, this standard was developed in partnership with professionals in the sector, consumers, and public authorities, and in accordance with the requirements and limitations of the sector. Since then, ECOCERT has continued to improve its specifications and in 2012 earned the accreditation2 for its “Na¬tural Detergents and Natural Detergents made with Organic Ingredients” standard.
A CONTINUOUSLY GROWING CUSTOMER INTEREST IN THE ECODETERGENTS CERTIFICATION
Since the standard creation, the number of companies committed with ECOCERT Greenlife has grown steadily by 30% per year. Today, ECOCERT Greenlife works with more than 150 detergent companies around the world and its customers include global leaders on the detergent market as well as many SMEs.
The standard imposes higher requirements than the European regulation on detergents and the other existing standards:
THE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEES PROVIDED BY ECOCERT:
➜ For the environment:
Promotion of natural and non-GMO origin ingredients,
Promotion of the use of ingredients from Organic Farming,
Use of less polluting production processes,
Product traceability, from the purchase of raw materials to the distribution of finished products.
➜ For the consumer:
Greater transparency for the consumer with an exhaustive listing of ingredient categories, as well as the percentage of substances of natural and organic origin,
Annual audits as an additional guarantee for the consumer.
Despite its high standards, and to best respond to consumer demands, ECOCERT Greenlife has adapted to the constraints of the sector and offers two levels of certification, to enable you to formulate a wide variety of products.
The international reputation of ECOCERT guarantees that consumers will recognize the certification logo on your products and identify your commitments towards consumers:
The "Natural Detergents" certification,
The "Natural Detergents made with organic ingredients" certification.
Visit our website for more information: www.ecocert.com/en/ecoproducts