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Cosmetics Europe Conference 2022
Wednesday, September 9, 2009Sector

COSMOS, after all, is… for next year!

Betty Santonnat, de l'association Cosmébio, explique les avancées du standard européen Cosmos lors du point de presse du 10 septembre 2009.

The harmonisation of the different European organic cosmetics labels was a dream… until the various negotiations underway made us think that it would become a reality. “He’s coming,” they said…. We’re not saying anything else today. We’ll just have to wait a little longer….

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The first COSMOS certifications were expected this September (2009). They were even announced with near certainty last May… In fact, they will not arrive until early January 2010.
The topical issue organised by the Cosmébio association on 10 September confirmed this: the summer, while it was productive and allowed progress to be made in the various stages that should lead to the long-awaited arrival of the new European COSMOS-Standard… was finally successful, but a little less than expected.
What’s missing, what’s still blocking it? Oh, nothing, nothing… or so little!

No start-up without a formal legal structure. It will be an GIEE (European Economic Interest Grouping). We are waiting for its final registration… soon. In the meantime, we are looking for premises for our headquarters in Brussels.

Harmonized certifications

On the other hand, it is not enough to have (almost) developed a single reference system. It is also necessary that the various organizations that will ensure and control its respect all do so in the same way. And which says European charter also means an increased number of certifying bodies, from the French Ecocert and Qualité France to the English of the Soil Association, via the Italians …

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