Monday, September 26, 2011Sector

A new Charter for Cosmebio cosmetics

Samuel Gabory, président de Cosmébio

Adopted at the General Assembly held in June 2011, the new charter drawn up by the Professional Association of Ecological and Organic Cosmetics was presented by Samuel Gabory (President of Cosmébio until 2014). Explanations.

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The Cosmebio Association brings together several hundred members, all actors of the cosmetic industry (ingredients suppliers, manufacturers, contract manufacturers, retailers) to promote organic and ecological cosmetics.
Its first Charter dates back to 2002. After almost ten years, and in a constantly moving sector, a reassessment of the criteria was needed, as Samuel Gabory explains, to balance its fundamental values.

Three main sections

Samuel Gabory reminds us that the action of the association is based on three uniting factors:
The social part, which considers people, ethics and social responsibility
The technical part, based on a scientific approach for a thoroughly controlled ecological and organic cosmetic industry
The organic part , which deals with a nature-friendly attitude and the support of organic farming

Previously, the technical part was prevalent. Cosmebio members had mainly to design and manufacture cosmetic products that met the criteria or the requirements issued by Ecocert, Qualité France, or COSMOS-Standard.
The purpose of this new code is to balance the three uniting factors, to enhance the ethics and organic ones.
At the end, eight commitments that the members shall endorse.

The eight commitments

Three “Operating Guidelines”

A responsible communication
A “code of ethics …

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