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Cred­ib­il­ity

En­vir­on­ment

So­cio-E­co­nom­ic

  • Aim/Focus
  • Standard organisation
  • Good to know
The standard aims at defining a demanding set of criteria based around the environmental and sustainability requirements laid out for the manufacturing process and the entire product especially natural origin ingredients and recyclable packaging.
Proprietor of the label is the ECOCERT Group, an internationally operating certification body, which is also a standard-setting organisation. For nearly 30 years, ECOCERT assists stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices through certification, consulting and training services all around the world. Committed to organic farming since its creation. Ecocert has extended its efforts to many other sectors, such as detergents and cosmetics.
There are 2 levels of certification: Ecocert Natural Detergents and Ecocert Natural Detergents made with organic for which there is at least 95% of natural origin ingredients and at least 10% of ingredients from organic farming.

Cred­ib­il­ity 64%

  • Availability of Scheme Structure
  • Independence of Scheme Owner from Certificate Holder
  • Availability of Standard
  • Public Consultation of Standard
  • Standard Review
  • Consistent interpretation of the standard
  • Procedure on Remediation
  • CAB Complaints Mechanism
  • Defined Duration of Certificate / License
  • Scheme Legal Status
  • Level of Conformity Assessment
  • Claims Policy
  • Sources of Finance
  • Standard-Setting Process
  • Stakeholder feedback
  • Assessment Methodology
  • Accredited/Approved CABs
  • Clarity of claims
  • Scheme Management
    11/21
    • Governance
      10/13
      • Does the scheme owner make its organisational structure available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • No (0 points)
      • Is the scheme owner a legal entity, or an organization that is a partnership of legal entities, or a government or inter-governmental agency?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        http://www.ecocert.com/en/accreditation-and-approval ECOCERT Greenlife SA is accredited by the Cofrac (French Accreditation Committee). Société par actions simplifiée (SAS) according to the ISO 17065 standard

      • Is there a mechanism by which the top decision-making body members are accountable to all stakeholders?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        ECOCERT Greenlife SA installed an Impartiality committee in reference to ISO 17065:2012, see document TS04 - Internal Rules of the Impartiality Committee - version 11

      • Do the voting procedures of the top decision-making body ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests, where no single interest predominates?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        "SCHEME COMMITTEE Greenlife: document number. F28, Version: 01 " "4. EXIGENCES ADDITIONNELLES PAR PROGRAMME Précisions sur les règles de fonctionnement: > Les intervenants techniques sont consultés uniquement lorsque des dossiers techniques relatifs à leur domaine d’expertise sont à l’ordre du jour. Par contre, comme tous les autres membres du comité présents ou absents lors d’une réunion, ils reçoivent l’ordre du jour et le compte rendu de la réunion. > Lorsqu’Ecocert Greenlife consulte le comité des Programmes pour avis au moyen d’un vote, voici le dispositif prévu : o Chaque membre (y compris le président et les intervenants techniques) est affecté > un des trois collèges (fabricants, experts, utilisateurs). o Les propositions de vote sont définies par Ecocert Greenlife et présentées à l’ensemble des membres présents. o Le vote des membres en conflit d’intérêt avec la question étudiée (en cas de second appel par exemple) n’est pas pris en compte. o Chaque membre présent bénéficie

      • Does the scheme owner make quantitative information on the income sources or financing structure of the scheme available?
        Answer: Yes (on request)
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • No (0 points)

        Source:

        (PriceWaterhouseCooper Financial Audit 2015) Sylvestris SAS Rapport de commissaires aux comptes sure les comptes

      • Does the scheme owner have an internal quality management system available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • No (0 points)
      • Is the scheme owner economically independent from the certificate holder?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        ISO 17065 certification. Proof of independence supported by a public list with ceritficate holders http://ap.ecocert.com/gloperators/

      • Does the scheme owner have sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner have a strategy for meeting its sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
    • Impact
      1/5
      • Does the scheme owner have a system in place for measuring its impacts and progress towards its sustainability goals?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
      • Does the scheme owner use the results of monitoring and evaluation for learning and improvements to its programme?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner make sustainability results from M&E available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Supporting Strategies
      0/3
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance for compliance with the standard?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance beyond compliance with the standard?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme provide access to finance for enterprises seeking certification?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
  • Standard-Setting
    12/17
    • Is the standard made available free of charge?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 2/2
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (1 point)
      • Yes publicly (2 points)
      • No (0 points)
    • Has a set of key sustainability issues in the sector or product lifecycle been defined in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)
    • Are the standard-setting procedures or a public summary of how stakeholders can engage made available?
      Answer: Yes (on request)
      Score: 1/2
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (1 point)
      • Yes publicly (2 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      "Internal documents: TS08 Version: V02fr REGLEMENT INTERIEUR DU COMITE DE PROGRAMME & TS04 Version:11 the internal rules of the impartiality committee & P17 Version : 04 Procedure R&D"

    • Which stakeholders can participate in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Invitation only
      Score: 1/2
      Possible answers
      • Members only (1 point)
      • Invitation only (1 point)
      • All stakeholders (2 points)
    • Are stakeholders who are directly affected by the standard provided opportunities to participate in standard setting?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)

      Source:

      F28 Version 01 Carte d'indentité SCHEME COMMITTEE Greenlife

    • Are draft standards field tested / piloted for relevance and auditability during the development process?
      Answer: No
      Score: 0/1
      Possible answers
      • Yes (1 point)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Does the scheme owner provide information on how the input received from consultations has been included in the final version of the standard?
      Answer: Yes (on request)
      Score: 1/2
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (1 point)
      • Yes publicly (2 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      Internal report of the committee.

    • Do the voting procedures of the decision-making body responsible for standard setting ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)

      Source:

      F28 Version 01 Carte d'indentité SCHEME COMMITTEE Greenlife " Lorsqu’Ecocert Greenlife consulte le comité des Programmes pour avis au moyen d’un vote, voici le dispositif prévu : o Chaque membre (y compris le président et les intervenants techniques) est affecté à un des trois collèges (fabricants, experts, utilisateurs). o Les propositions de vote sont définies par Ecocert Greenlife et présentées à l’ensemble des membres présents. o Le vote des membres en conflit d’intérêt avec la question étudiée (en cas de second appel par exemple) n’est pas pris en compte. o Chaque membre présent bénéficie d’une voix au sein de son collège afin de déterminer l’avis du collège. (répartition par pourcentage des propositions de vote) o Les avis des 3 collèges sont sommés pour aboutir à un avis général. Ainsi les 3 collèges sont représentés équitablement, ceci même si le nombre de membres de chaque collège est différent."

    • Is the standard reviewed and, if necessary, revised at least every 5 years?
    • Does the scheme ensure that guidance is in place to support consistent interpretation of the standard?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)
    • Are there procedures and guidance for application or interpretation of the standard to regional contexts?
      Answer: No
      Score: 0/1
      Possible answers
      • Yes (1 point)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Does the scheme owner have a complaints mechanism for the standard-setting process?
      Answer: Yes, publicly
      Score: 2/2
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (1 point)
      • Yes, publicly (2 points)
      • No (0 points)

      Source:

      "http://www.ecocert.com/sites/default/files/u3/TS004%28GD%29v03en-Detergents-Certification-Process.pdf TS004(GD)v03en - v25/11/2015 CERTIFICATION PROCESS NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC " "CERTIFICATION PROCESS NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC p. 16 A. Complaints Anyone can send a written complaint to Ecocert Greenlife. Complaints can concern documentary validation, other clients, Ecocert Greenlife service, etc. An acknowledgement of receipt will always be sent to the complainant within 8 days. Then, an answer will be sent after approval from a person who is not involved in the complaint. All complaints are recorded by the quality manager, as well as measures taken and an analysis is made on a regular basis to improve our service. B. Appeals You may appeal any certification decision by sending a notice to the Detergents department. To be eligible, your appeal must: - B

  • Assurance
    39/61
    • Assurance System
      12/17
      • Is there a documented assessment methodology for CABs to assess compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes publicly avilable
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly avilable (2 points)

        Source:

        "1: audit preparation guide http://www.ecocert.com/sites/default/files/u3/Ecocert-audit-preparation-guide.pdf 2:Detergent Standard ""http://www.ecocert.com/sites/default/files/u3/Ecocert-Greenlife-standard-for%20Natural-Detergents-made-with-Organic.pdf ECOCERT STANDARD NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC august 2014"" 3: CERTIFICATION PROCESS NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC (https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf)

      • Is application (to get certified/verified) open to all potential applicants within the scope of the scheme?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        "http://www.ecocert.com/sites/default/files/u3/TS004%28GD%29v03en-Detergents-Certification-Process.pdf TS004(GD)v03en - v25/11/2015 CERTIFICATION PROCESS NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have an assessment fee schedule?
        Answer: Yes available on request
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly avilable (2 points)

        Source:

        TS003(GD)v02en - 09/11/2015 Fee schedule

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly available (2 points)

        Source:

        https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf Complaints Anyone can send a written complaint to Ecocert. Complaints can concern documentary validation, other clients, Ecocert service, etc. An acknowledgement of receipt will always be sent to the complainant within 8 days. Then, an answer will be sent after approval from a person who is not involved in the complaint. All complaints are recorded by the quality manager, as well as measures taken and an analysis is made on a regular basis to improve our service. Appeals You may appeal any certification decision by sending a notice to Ecocert. To be eligible, your appeal must: - Be a written notice (letter or email), - Be done within 15 days following the receipt of the certification decision, Be duly justified: new items that have not yet been brought to the attention of Ecocert must be provided. If the appeal is admissible, it is processed by Ecocert. Appeals are not suspensive of the decision subject to the appeal. These decisions therefore apply until a new decision has been made after evaluation of your appeal.

      • Does the scheme owner make, or require CABs to make, summary certification/verification reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No (confidential)
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • No (no reports) (0 points)
        • No (confidential) (1 point)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)

        Source:

        https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf Certification documents {...} Only the holder of the certification document can make reference to the certification on its products.

      • Does the certificate or license define the scope of assurance?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf Certification documents Certification documents shall only be issued after, or concurrent with, the following: - The decision to grant the certification has been made, - Certification requirements have been fulfilled. These certification documents (certificate, subcontracting attestation, handling attestation) conveys or permits identification of the following: - The name and address of Ecocert Greenlife - The certification granting date - Your name and address - The term of certification - The list of your certified products (Natural Detergent or Natural Detergent made with Organic) / your controlled processes Costs that would be incurred (eg: manufacturing, printing labels…) in anticipation of a certification decision not yet issued are under your responsibility and cannot be supported by Ecocert. Only the holder of the certification document can make reference to the certification on its products.

      • Does the scheme owner maintain or require CABs to maintain a publicly accessible list of certified or verified enterprises, or a list of verified products/product groups, or a list of members (in case of membership-based initiatives)?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes incl. scope of certificate or license (2 points)
      • Does the scheme owner maintain a list of all accredited/approved CABs?
        Answer: Yes (on request)
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes (publicly) (2 points)

        Source:

        ECOCERT Greenlife SAS trains independent auditors. They are independent of the Standard committee and belong to the groupe ecocert.

      • Does the scheme owner review their assurance system on a periodic basis?
        Answer: Ad hoc
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Annual (1 point)
        • Every 3 years (1 point)
        • Every 5 years (1 point)
        • Ad hoc (1 point)

        Source:

        https://ecocert.box.com/v/THE-STANDARD (B. Updates and information)

      • Does the scheme owner require that clients and other affected stakeholders are notified of changes to the assurance requirements?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        B. Updates and information Ecocert is committed to informing, by any means, those companies who commit to comply with the standard of any changes made to the standard, the means of implementation, and to make the modified version of the standard available to them on the ECOCERT website. This standard shall be considered to be a living document that may be updated and improved on a continual basis. If the standard is modified, Ecocert commits to define and communicate a transition period. No withdrawal of products already on the market shall be required (unless required by regulation) provided that the products conform to the old version of the standard. https://ecocert.box.com/v/THE-STANDARD

      • Does the scheme owner allow partial certification by an enterprise, with requirements to increase the percentage of certified produce over time?
        Answer: No Information available
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented assessment methodology for CABs that are assessing chain of custody?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • yes publicly available (2 points)
        • yes available on request (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

    • Conformity Assessment
      14/21
      • Conformity Assessment Process
        3/3
        • What is the most independent type of conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: 3rd party
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (0 points)
          • 2nd party (0 points)
          • 3rd party (1 point)
          • (0 points)
          • (0 points)

          Source:

          https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf Initial evaluation During the initial evaluation, all the activities in scope of the certification will be checked in order to ensure your compliance to the standard’s requirements. Documentary evaluation and preparation of your on-site audit Your file will be allocated to a certification officer, who will be your first point of contact. This officer will precise you the forms needed to prepare for your approval audit that are specific to your activity.

        • Does the scheme owner define guidelines for decision-making to ensure that CABs use consistent procedures for determining compliance of clients with the standard?
        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have a procedure in place for how clients are required to address non-conformities, including when a certificate or license is suspended or revoked?
          Answer: yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • yes (1 point)

          Source:

          https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf Non-conformities and correction plan “Minor” non-conformities A minor non-conformity is a non-conformity which does not alter the characteristics of the product to be certified. It means that it does not alter the conformity of a product towards the principles of the standard and its most important requirements (see Foreword III.A of the standard) and is not misleading for consumers. “Major” non-conformities A major non-conformity is a non-conformity which alters or may later alter the characteristics of the product to be certified. It means that it alters the conformity of a product towards the principles of the standard and its most important requirements and/or can be considered as misleading for consumers. Correction plan The correction plans lists potential non-conformities and classifies them according to their degrees of severity (“major” or “minor” non-conformity). It also identifies, for each non-conformity the consequence on the certification. Appropriate actions to be taken and application modalities are also detailed. The consequence on the certification is defined according to the nature and the severity of the non-conformity as well as its occurrence and the risk of fraud. Appropriate measures may be (see § H for details): - Continuation of certification under conditions - Reduction of the scope of certification - Suspension of the certification - Withdrawal of the certification

      • Sustainability Audits
        7/12
      • Group Certification
        0/0
        • Is the group required to have an internal management system?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a requirement that at least all group sites are visited during the period of validity of the certificate?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a sample size formula to determine the number of group members that is externally verified?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Yes based on risk assessment (2 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Do the requirements on group certification/verification define the conditions under which a group member shall be suspended or removed from a group?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Member suspended from certification (1 point)
          • Member removed from a group (0 points)
          • Group suspension (0 points)
          • No repercussion (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Chain of Custody
        0/0
        • Does the scheme owner require CoC CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021, or ISO/IEC 17065 or equivalent?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • What is the most independent type of CoC conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (1 point)
          • 2nd party (1 point)
          • 3rd party (2 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • What type of activities are CoC CABs required to undertake during a full CoC assessment?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Document review (off-site) only (1 point)
          • Document review on-site (1 point)
          • Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review) (2 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require all enterprises that are physically handling the certified product to undergo a CoC audit if the product can be destined for retail sale as a certified, labelled product?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Laboratory Testing
        4/6
    • Auditor Competencies
      4/7
      • Does the scheme owner define specific qualifications and competencies for CAB auditors?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Formation Training Auditor planning schedule 2016 (confidential document)

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete training on the standard and its interpretation?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Formation Training Auditor planning schedule 2016 (confidential document)

      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete auditor training based on ISO 19011, or equivalent?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that new auditors have a probationary period where their competence in an audit is assessed or supervised?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors are evaluated at least every 3 years?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Indirect evidence: Ecocert is accredited ISO 17065 in which auditor evaluation is included.

      • Does the scheme owner have or require that CABs have a continuing professional development program in place?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Indirect evidence: Ecocert is accredited ISO 17065 in which auditor development is included.

      • Does the scheme owner require that there are repercussions such as probation or suspension for the misconduct or poor performance of CAB personnel?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Accreditation / Oversight
      9/16
      • Does the scheme require a documented accreditation or oversight mechanism?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly available (2 points)

        Source:

        https://www.ecocert.com/en/flatpage/legal-notices ACCREDITATION Certification is subject to supervision by the relevant authorities ECOCERT France SAS: Accreditation No 5-0035 for products and services certification, scope available on www.cofrac.fr ECOCERT Greenlife SAS: Mark ECOCERT, accreditation n°5-0520, products and services certification, scope available on www.cofrac.fr ECOCERT SA: Accreditation # 5-0074 by Cofrac for Certification of products and services. List of the accredited sites and scopes available on www.cofrac.fr; Access to list of activities covered by the Cofrac accreditation ECOCERT Environment SAS: Accreditation No 4-0011 for the PEFC certification. Scope available on www.cofrac.fr

      • Does the scheme owner require ISO 17011 compliance for ABs?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Cofrac complies with ISO 17011

      • Is the accreditation or oversight body independent from the scheme owner?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Cofrac is independent from Ecocert

      • How often do assurance providers undergo a full accreditation or oversight assessment?
        Answer: 1 year
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • <1 year (2 points)
        • 1 year (2 points)
        • 2-3 years (2 points)
        • 4-5 years (1 point)
        • >5 years (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the frequency of an accreditation or oversight assessment based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that all CABs are free to apply to operate under the scheme, irrespective of their country of residence, size and of the existing number of providers already operating under the scheme?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner accept CABs that are accredited/accepted by ABs to similar or generic scopes (proxy accreditation)?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Yes assess scheme-specific competence (2 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a procedure in place for how CABs are required to address non-conformities using a corrective action process?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to make summary accreditation/oversight reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight assessment includes an on-site assessment of the CAB?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight process includes a review of the performance of CABs and auditors in the field?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
  • Claims & Traceability
    8/10
    • Traceability
      2/3
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented Chain of Custody standard or other traceability requirements?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly available (2 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are there any CoC requirements for non-certified material, in case mixing of certified with uncertified inputs is allowed?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to verify that all enterprises within the chain maintain accurate and accessible records that allow any certified product or batch of products to be traceable from the point of sale to the buyer?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        ECOCERT STANDARD NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC February 2017 https://ecocert.box.com/v/THE-STANDARD Traceability and flow control Traceability of ingredients to the finished product (= traceability within the production unit) and of the final products to consumers (traceability outside the production unit) as well as follow-up accounting of products entering/exiting the company must be rigorously implemented and recorded and be accessible by the auditor. The operator must have access to the following documents: • Follow-up and/or recording (quantitative), if applicable, of goods received/purchases (raw materials and/or finished products), shipments/sales (finished products), inventory (raw materials and/or finished products) • Follow-up and recording of raw materials and/or semi-finished/finished products (purchase invoice, purchase summary, delivery note, manufacturing sheet, etc.) to trace the origin, nature and quantities of all raw materials and / or products received as well as their possible use within the company (internal traceability) • Follow-up and recording of products sold (purchase invoice, sales invoice, delivery note, etc.) to trace the origin, nature and quantities, as well as the recipients of all products sold (external traceability) • Follow-up and recording of stock at regular intervals (physical inventories, computer-based records) for products sold and raw materials to ensure the compliance of the material flow within the company • The exact composition of the manufactured products

      • Are companies required to keep CoC records for at least the term of certificate validity?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme have a traceability system that enables checking of product flow between links of the supply chain?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Claims & Labelling
      6/7
      • Does the scheme owner make documented requirements governing the use of symbols, logos and claims available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)

        Source:

        ECOCERT STANDARD NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC February 2017 https://ecocert.box.com/v/THE-STANDARD

      • Do claims and labelling requirements ensure that claims or logos clearly indicate to what they apply?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Do claims requirements specify the types of claims that can be made for different types of CoC models, where the scheme owner allows for more than one model?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are claims and label users required to use unique license numbers or other tracking mechanisms?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        ECOCERT STANDARD NATURAL DETERGENTS AND NATURAL DETERGENTS MADE WITH ORGANIC February 2017 https://ecocert.box.com/v/THE-STANDARD

      • Does the scheme owner require surveillance of the accurate use of claims and labels in the market, including a complaints mechanism to report misuse?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf Your obligations with respect to third parts claims You are responsible for managing third parts claims that are addressed to you directly. You must keep a record of all complaints related to compliance with certification requirements and make these records available to Ecocert. These records must keep track of the appropriate actions taken and these actions must be documented.

      • Does the scheme require different claims depending on the percentage of certified / verified content in a product?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • What is the minimum percentage of a certified / verified input in a single ingredient product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • 0-49% (1 point)
        • 50-74% (1 point)
        • 75-94% (2 points)
        • 95-100% (2 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • What is the minimum percentage of certified / verified material in a composite product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • 0-20% (1 point)
        • 21-50% (1 point)
        • 51-74% (2 points)
        • 75-100% (2 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the label accompanied by an explanatory text claim or a link to further information?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme have a procedure that defines specific consequences of misuse of claims?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

        Source:

        https://www.ecocert-imo.ch/logicio/client/imo/archive/document/sectors/cosmetic/TS004GDv04en__Detergents_Certification_Process.pdf VI. Use of references to certification, to Ecocert and use of trademarks (Ecocert and others) associated to the service provided Conditions of references to certification, to Ecocert/Ecocert Greenlife and associated trademarks are defined in the following document: TS006(GD) - Rules of references to certification. Misuse of the trademark or incorrect reference to certification or to Ecocert by a client may lead to the implementation of appropriate measures such as reduction, suspension or withdrawal of certification. Ecocert is also required to inform competent authorities. Here are some of the cases that may arise: - The logo seal or the reference to certification or to Ecocert is made on products which are not compliant to certification requirements, - The logo seal or the reference to certification or to Ecocert is made on products which have not been the subject of an application for certification or in the process of certification, - In general, the rules of reference to certification are not fulfilled (please read these rules, document are available on our website or on request).


En­vir­on­ment 84%

  • Aquatic Toxicity
  • Biodegradability of Substances
  • Chemicals harmful to human health
  • Quantity of Packaging
  • Recyclability of Packaging Material
  • Consumer information regarding sustainable use and disposal of product
  • Chemicals
    11/12
    • Chemical Use
      11/12
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemicals listed on the REACH Candidate List as substances of very high concern?
        Answer: Advanced: Prohibit use except for defined derogations
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Restrict use (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use except for defined derogations (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Regulation (EC) No 907/2006 of 20 June 2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 in order to adapt Appendixes III and VII.

        Referenzdokumente:

        V.REGULATORY BASES B.Regulations applicable to detergents

      • Does the standard include criteria on ready biodegradability of substances?
        Answer: Advanced: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Monitor and restrict use (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Authorised sequestrant regardless of the type of detergent A synthetic sequestrant can be used in a certified detergent provided that it meets the following conditions: • Biodegradability > 60% according to OECD 301 series • Acute toxicity to aquatic organisms:  LC50 for fish> 10mg / L for 96 h (OECD 203 or equivalent)  EC50 for crustacea > 10mg / L for 48 h (OECD 202 or equivalent)  EC50 for a variety of algae > 10mg / L for 72 or 96h (OECD 201 or equivalent) Biodegradability of surfactants Only those surfactants with an ultimate biodegradability of over 60% within 28 days according to EN ISO 14593 and anaerobic biodegradability of 60% according to EN ISO 11734 are authorised. Biodegradability of the finished product The ultimate biodegradability of the finished product, according to OECD 301-series methods, can be specified on the product label, provided that it has actually been measured. The surfactants rejected for certified detergents but which may potentially be used in products for the cleaning of facilities must meet the following criteria:"Ultimate, rapid and complete aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability (OECD 301 series> 70% in 28 days)"

        Referenzdokumente:

        I. APPENDIX I: Authorised synthetic petrochemical ingredients, disinfectant substances and ingredients from mineral origin D. Authorised sequestrant regardless of the type of detergent II. APPENDIX II: Selection of surfactants D. Biodegradability of surfactants C. Biodegradability of the finished product

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements?
        Answer: Advanced: Prohibit use with exemptions for some ingredients
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Restrict use by e.g. a risk based approach (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use with exemptions for some ingredients (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        A. Authorised ingredients regardless of the type of detergent 1. Pure synthetic ingredients 2. Active disinfectant substances 3. Ingredients from mineral origin B. Authorised ingredients in laundry and dishwashing detergents C. Authorised ingredients in powder detergents

        Referenzdokumente:

        I. APPENDIX I: Authorised synthetic petrochemical ingredients, disinfectant substances and ingredients from mineral origin

      • Does the scheme include criteria on other substances which have impact on human health and the environment?
        Answer: Basic: Restrict use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Restrict use (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Only natural fragrances and colorants are authorised if the processes for obtaining them are physical or chemical processes that comply with Annex III. Fragrances and colorants derived from petrochemicals ((including those identical to nature) are not authorised, even if they are food safe.

        Referenzdokumente:

        "III. RULES ON THE INGREDIENTS AND COMPOSITION OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT B. Rules applied to certain ingredient functions 3. Fragrances and colorants"

      • Does the standard include criteria on limitations of aquatic toxicity of the product?
        Answer: Advanced: Definition of a product specific critical dilution volume
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Limitation of aquatic toxicity (1 point)
        • Advanced: Definition of a product specific critical dilution volume (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "(…) c) Rules specific to Natural Detergents made with Organic Natural Detergents made with Organic cannot be certified if they: • Carry any risk phrase whatsoever on the label (with the exception of concentrated refills if they are developed such that contact with the user is impossible under normal conditions of use. In this case, only risk phrases H400, H410, H411, H412 and H413, or phrases R50 to R59 in accordance with directive 2001/59/EC are prohibited) (...)"

        Referenzdokumente:

        "III. RULES ON THE INGREDIENTS AND COMPOSITION OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT C. Rules on the composition of the finished product 2. Definition of the 2 labels"

      • Does the standard include criteria on the prohibition of microplastic?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "• A synthetic ingredient is understood to be any ingredient derived, totally or partially, from the petrochemical industry. They cannot be part of the composition of a product covered by this standard. • However, without prejudice to European regulation of detergents, preservative agents, in accordance with Annex I.A.1 of this standard, are authorised in the ingredients or the finished product to ensure the longevity of certain detergents. • Also authorised are the other ingredients in Annex I.A.1 that do not have a preservation function and surfactants as defined in Annex I.D."

        Referenzdokumente:

        III. RULES ON THE INGREDIENTS AND COMPOSITION OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT 2. Synthetic ingredient

      • Does the standard include criteria on the limited use of propellants?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Certain propellant gases are prohibited. Sprays, atomisers or misters using a pressurised gas such as propane, n-butane, isobutene or methoxymethane (dimethyl ether), which represent a potential hazard, are prohibited.

        Referenzdokumente:

        "IV. WRAPPING AND PACKAGING B. Propellants"

  • Water
    1/2
    • Water use
      1/2
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Basic: Monitor volumes of water consumption over time
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Monitor volumes of water consumption over time (1 point)
        • Advanced: Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "(…) This standard considers that ISO 14001 allows the company to comply with these requirements. (…)"

        Referenzdokumente:

        VII. MEASURES FOR PROTECTING THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT

  • Inputs
    3/4
    • Packaging
      3/4
      • Does the standard include criteria on the quantity of packaging?
        Answer: Basic: General requirement to minimize the amount of material used
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: General requirement to minimize the amount of material used (1 point)
        • Advanced: Defined calculations to measure the quantity of packaging (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Insofar as possible, the packaging will be made using materials for which there are established recycling channels: glass, aluminium, paper/cardboard, PP, PET, PE). Packaging made from renewable resources is acceptable. Those made from dead animals or involving the death of an animal (leather, silk, etc.) are prohibited. For any other material submitted, a study of the technical dossier will be made taking into account one or more of the following: • Resources used and manufacturing processes for the material • Use: primary packaging, secondary packaging, etc. • Technicality (evaluated by Ecocert) • Possible substitution by another material • Packaging end of life: reuse, recycling, etc. The packaging methods listed below are not authorised: • Products sold in single doses (except laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets, which can be individually wrapped to protect them from moisture and limit overdoses) • Wet wipes Manufacturers must try their best to market a refill system for their products. Concentrated refills, containing a limited quantity of water, should be prioritised. The use of certain materials, such as vinyl polymers (e.g. PVC) and styrenic polymers (e.g. PS) will be routinely rejected. 2. Secondary packagings Using secondary packagings must be justified and these have to be biodegradable. Nevertheless, especially for refills, their eventual secondary packaging might only be recyclable. 3. Overpacking Overpacking such as cases/boxes cellophanage is prohibited. B. Propellants Certain propellant gases are prohibited. Sprays, atomisers or misters using a pressurised gas such as propane, n-butane, isobutene or methoxymethane (dimethyl ether), which represent a potential hazard, are prohibited.

        Referenzdokumente:

        IV. WRAPPING AND PACKAGING

      • Does the standard include criteria on the packaging material in order to facilitate recycling?
        Answer: Advanced: Recyclability of packaging material AND the use of recycled material in packaging
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Either recyclability of packaging material OR the use of recycled material in packaging (1 point)
        • Advanced: Recyclability of packaging material AND the use of recycled material in packaging (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "(...) Insofar as possible, the packaging will be made using materials for which there are established recycling channels: glass, aluminium, paper/cardboard, PP, PET, PE). (...)" For any other material submitted, a study of the technical folder will be made taking into account one or more of the following: • Resources used and manufacturing processes for the material • Use: primary packaging, secondary packaging, etc. • Technicality (evaluated by Ecocert) • Possible substitution for another material • Packaging life cycle: reuse, recycling, etc The packaging methods listed below are not authorised: • Products sold in single doses (except laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets, which can be individually wrapped to protect them from moisture and limit overdoses) • Wet wipes Manufacturers must try their best to market a refill system for their products. Concentrated refills, containing a limited quantity of water, should be prioritised. The use of certain materials, such as vinyl polymers (e.g. PVC) and styrenic polymers (e.g. PS) will be routinely rejected. 2. Secondary packaging Using secondary packaging must be justified, and this packaging must be biodegradable. Nevertheless, especially for refills, their eventual secondary packaging might only be recyclable. 3. Overpacking Overpacking such as using cellophane to wrap cases/boxes is prohibited.

        Referenzdokumente:

        "IV. WRAPPING AND PACKAGING A. Packaging"

  • Energy & Climate
    2/2
    • Climate Change Mitigation
      2/2
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Advanced: Increase efficiency OR increase use of renewables
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Monitor energy consumption over time (1 point)
        • Advanced: Increase efficiency OR increase use of renewables (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        All businesses must undertake a process of improving the management of energy, the objective of which is to provide for the ever-increasing use of renewable energies and a growing call to action to save energy.

        Referenzdokumente:

        "VII. MEASURES FOR PROTECTING THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT C. Energy Management"

  • Waste and Air Pollution
    1/2
    • Waste Management
      1/2
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme include criteria on consumer information on the sustainable use and disposal of the product?
        Answer: Advanced: Consumer information on the sustainable use of the product
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic: -
        • Advanced: Consumer information on the sustainable use of the product (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        H. User information Clear and precise information on the amount of product used per wash cycle must be given. The unit of measurement must be displayed; a second well-known unit of measurement, such as a teaspoon, for example, can also be given. In the case of products for dishwashers or washing machines, dosage recommendations should be given according to the degree of soiling of the clothes or dishes. A temperature range should be recommended. The particulars specified in Appendix IV must be displayed on the label or in another media (communication document, website). In the latter case, a reference to that other medium must be mentioned on the label.

        Referenzdokumente:

        I. SCOPE OF APPLICATION H. User information

  • Environmental Management
    2/2
    • Does the standard include criteria on environmental policy or management instruments (like EMAS or ISO 14001)?
      Answer: Advanced: Certification (third party) of final manufacturing plant
      Degree of Obligation: Immediately
      Score: 2/2
      Possible answers
      • Basic: Verification (self-declaration) of final manufacturing plant (1 point)
      • Advanced: Certification (third party) of final manufacturing plant (2 points)

      Excerpt from standard:

      "Companies must implement a series of measures, along with the associated internal control procedures, concerning the processing of all waste products resulting from a production process, to protect the environment. These measures must as a minimum include: • An environmental analysis plan allowing the identification of activities, products and services with a significant impact on the environment. • An Environmental Management Programme allowing the definition, management, implementation and achievement of the environmental objectives established by the company. These provisions only apply to operators directly engaged by the certification body that have a production process (manufacture and/or packaging). This standard considers that ISO 14001 allows the company to comply with these requirements. (...)"

      Referenzdokumente:

      VII. MEASURES FOR PROTECTING THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT

  • Quality
    1/1
    • Quality and Suitability
      1/1
      • Does the standard include criteria on the fitness for use of the product for the intended purpose?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        IV.APPENDIX IV: Special precautions and instructionsThe particulars specified below are to be displayed on the label or a reference should be made in other media (communication document, website):Dishwashing products (by hand)"To save water and energy by washing efficiently, immerse the dishes in water instead of washing with a jet from the tap and stick to the recommended product doses. Efficient washing does not require lots of foam"Dishwasher detergents "For more environmentally friendly usage, run your dishwasher with a full load, choose low temperature washing cycles and follow dosage instructions"Fabric detergents "For more environmentally friendly usage, run your washing machine with a full load, choose low temperature washing cycles and follow dosage instructions"Surface and bathroom cleaners (if the instructions for use give doses or dilutions)."To reduce the environmental impact, follow the recommended doses"

        Referenzdokumente:

        IV.APPENDIX IV:


So­cio-E­co­nom­ic 0%

  • Verification of Core Labour Standards along the Supply Chain
  • Equal Opportunities
  • CSR Strategy
  • Labour Rights and Working Conditions
    0/4
    • ILO Core Conventions
      0/2
      • Does the standard require compliance with (at least) all ILO core labour standards for different suppliers along the supply chain?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
    • Health and Safety
      0/2
      • Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
  • Business Practice and Ethical Issues
    0/2
    • Economic Development and Fair Business Practice
      0/1
      • Does the standard include a requirement for compliance with relevant local, regional and national laws and regulations?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
    • Corruption and Bribery
      0/1
      • Does the standard include criteria on the prevention of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
  • Company Responsibility
    0/7
    • Company Responsibility in Europe
      0/5
      • Does the standard require the implementation of measures that aim at generating equal economic opportunities for women and men?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the standard require the definition of a company-wide CSR strategy?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the standard include criteria on community engagement?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the standard include requirements on measures that aim at managing demographic change?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
    • Impact Assessment
      0/2
      • Does the standard include criteria on assessing the impacts of operations on human rights?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)

Which lifecycle phases are covered by the standard?

Raw materials extraction and production

Cultivation of renewable raw materials (e.g. palm oil) and/or extraction and production of ingredients

Manufacturing

Production of detergents and cleaning agents by the mixing of various ingredients (vegetable or petroleum-based)

Transportation / distribution

Transport routes from one production stage to the next and to end users

Products use and consumption

Usage of detergents and cleaning agents

End-of-life

Proper disposal of packaging along with degradability and toxicity of the product (in water) after its use