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 

    Le Triangle de l’Arche. 9, cours du Triangle 92937  Paris-la-Défense cedex - Puteaux
     France 

     

    T: +33 6 74 72 58 93

    E: claire-marie.lefebvre@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., Ltd

    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 & 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

  • CAAE (applicant)

    Edificio Insur. Avda. Diego Martínez Barrio, nº 10. 3ª planta, módulo 12, 41013, Sevilla

     Spain 

    T: +34 682 18 78 74

    E:  cosmetica@caae.es

    W: www.caae.es

    Scopes*: 1, 2

  • 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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