CERTIFICATION BODIES

in partnership with COSMOS

For international product and ingredient certification or raw material approval,

manufacturers and brand owners can choose from 10 COSMOS authorised Certification Bodies, listed by countries in alphabetical order below. COSMOS works closely with all Certification Bodies to ensure a consistent implementation of the COSMOS-standard so regardless of who you are certified with, consumers can trust the COSMOS signatures. Please contact your chosen Certification Body directly to request application forms and assistance throughout the application process.

WHAT CERTIFICATION BODIES DO

Our certification partners work with manufacturers to provide technical support, COSMOS certification services, auditing and arrange payment for the COSMOS licence fee (applicable to retail products and ingredients). 

HOW TO CHOOSE AN AUTHORISED 

CERTIFICATION BODY

Manufacturers or brand owners should choose the Certification Body that best meets their needs and we recommend to contact a number of possible Certification Bodies if you don’t already work with an authorised one. There is a wide ranging choice as most Certification Bodies operate internationally and they all implement the COSMOS-standard consistently. All Certification Bodies have different strengths and there are a number of criteria you may want to consider in your choice. For example, the level of technical support or certification fees may vary. Some Certification Bodies are allied to an association (or charity) with additional possible benefits and depending on the brand’s key markets the consumer recognition of the Certification Body’s logo (which is displayed in conjunction with the COSMOS signature) may play a role in your choice.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

18 Eton St, Nundah, 4012 Queensland

 Australia 

T: +61 7 3350 5706

E: info@aco.net.au

W: www.aco.net.au

 

Scopes*: 1,2

BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION

Immeuble « le Guillaumet », 60 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 92046 Paris La Défense Cedex,
 France 

 

T: +33 1 41 97 00 74

E: karine.martins@bureauveritas.com

W: www.bureauveritas.fr

Scopes*: 1, 2

 

ECOCERT GREENLIFE

BP 47, 32600 L’Isle Jourdain

 France 

T: +33 5 62 07 51 09

E: cosmetiques@ecocert.com

W: www.ecocert.com

Scopes*: 1, 2

COSMECERT SASU

1 rue Marc Seguin, 26300 Alixan

 France 

T: +33 4 75 60 27 41

E: nicolas.bertrand@cosmecert.fr

W: www.cosmecert.fr/

Scopes*: 1, 2

 

IONC

L11, 20-22, 68161 Mannheim

 Germany 

T: +49 621 309 808 70

E: ionc@ionc.info

W: www.ionc.info

Scopes*1, 2

 

ICEA

Via Brugnoli 15 - 40122 Bologna

 Italy 

T: +39 051 272 986

E: icea.cosmesi@icea.bio

W: www.icea.bio

Scopes*: 1, 2

 

CONTROL UNION KOREA Co

Suite 910, 66 Seongsui-ro, Seongdong Gu, Seoul

 South-Korea 04784 

 

T: +82 2-2281-9200

E: korea@controlunion.com

W: www.controlunion.com

 

Scopes*1

KOREA TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

98 Gyoyukwon-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

 South Korea 

T: +82 2 2164 1405

E: cert@ktr.or.kr

W: www.ktr.or.kr

Scopes*: 1

 

EKOLOJIK TARIM KONTROL ORG.

160 Sokak No. 13/3, Bornova, Izmir

 Turkey 35100 

T: +90 232 339 7606

E: info@etko.com.tr

W: www.etko.com.tr

Scopes*: 1, 2

 

SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATION

Spear House, 51 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AD

 United Kingdom 

T: +44 117 314 5000

E: proc.cert@soilassociation.org

W: www.soilassociation.org

Scopes*: 1, 2

 

Note: Further information, eg. on countries of operation, are available on the certifiers’ websites.

* Scopes

1. Certification of organic or natural cosmetic products, raw materials with organic content, base formulas;

2. Approval of non-organic raw materials that can be used in certified products according to scope 1.

CERTIFY COSMETICS WORLDWIDE

COSMOS certification is available internationally. Our 10 authorised Certification Bodies have their HQ’s in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK) Australia, South Korea and Turkey. Most of the Certification Bodies operate internationally working with local auditors or through national offices for example in the US, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Argentina and most EU member states.

BECOMING AN AUTHORISED CERTIFICATION BODY

Authorised Certification Bodies are required to meet the obligations of authorisation as defined in the COSMOS-standard, our COSMOS-standard Control Manual and to become an associate member of the COSMOS-standard AISBL as defined in the COSMOS-standard bylaws.

The application process and the requirements is summarised here in the application process for Certification Bodies.

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