During the research and development of medical products, the quality of the effective and auxiliary ingredients is specified, the manufacturing process and monitoring procedure set and the harmlessness and clinical effectiveness of the components evaluated. In order for each medical product to be in accordance in its properties and quality with the approved item, the manufacturer’s quality assurance system must guarantee consistent production, including testing of each batch.
Organic under the EU Organic Directive
The German organic certification was first issued in 2001, allowing organic products to be clearly labelled with a seal. Products and foodstuffs can only be labelled with the seal if they have been produced and monitored in accordance with the EU’s legislation regarding organic cultivation. These EU-wide regulations guarantee unified standards for organic farming. The organic seal stands for ecological production and appropriate animal husbandry.
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
Deichmanns Aue 29
Telefon: +49 (0)228/68 45-3979 oder -2922
Telefax: +49 (0)228/68 45-3109
To aid consumers’ orientation at an international level too, Germany’s BDIH association has come together with five other natural cosmetics associations from France, Italy, Belgium and Great Britain to work on harmonising the various national standards. The result is the European Cosmos Standard setting unified benchmarks to ensure comparability. The national labels will remain, so that consumers can recognise the logos they have come to know.
Bundesverband der Industrie- und Handelsunternehmen
für Arzneimittel, Reformwaren, Nahrungsergänzungsmittel und kosmetische Mittel e.V. (BDIH)
L 11, 20-22
Telefon: +49 (0)621 – 30 98 08 60
Telefax: +49 (0)621 – 1 22 91 72
Demeter is applied to biodynamically farmed products. As the most sustainable form of agriculture, it ensures that the layer of humus grows continuously. As an international organic brand, Demeter is represented on all continents. In 38 countries, at over 3,500 operations covering around 100,000 hectares, the Demeter guidelines recognise rigorous biodynamic farming practices. TAOASIS has been a member of the Demeter Association for many years.
Tel: +49 (0)6155-8469-0
Fax: +49 (0)6155-8469-11
Foodstuffs with an organic seal are among the most stringently legally protected products. A product receives the European organic seal if at least 95 % of its contents come from organic farms.
Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung
130, Rue de la Loi
B – 1049 Brüssel
Fax: +32 (0) 2-2950130
Fairness is not always a given in organic-labelled products. Organic needs to be fair. To nature, to producers and consumers – even right here in our local area. FairBio e.V. checks fairness and awards companies that act particularly fairly and transparently, take on social responsibility and derive their energy 100 % from renewables with the FairBio seal.
Telefon: 0345-132 595 46
Website: www.fairbio.bio und www.fairbio.bio/petite-provence-in-detmold
Founded in 2007, NATRUE is a Brussels-based international non-profit association dedicated to the promotion and protection of natural cosmetics worldwide. The NATRUE label enables consumers to identify authentic natural cosmetics anywhere. It is based on strict criteria published on the NATRUE website (www.natrue.org). Every product that bears the NATRUE label has undergone independent certification by third-party certification bodies.
NATRUE – International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association Floor 2 · Rue Washington 40 · 1050 Brussels, Belgium Telefon +32 (0) 2 613 29 30 Fax +32 (0) 2 613 29 39 E-Mail: email@example.com Webseite: www.natrue.org/de
Economy of the common good
Companies that commit themselves to the common good economy as a “balance sheet company” actively support an economic system that is designed to serve the common good. The balance sheet that the company prepares for this purpose shows all the efforts with which it contributes to society and to what extent it assumes social and environmental responsibility - i.e. the benefit that the company achieves for society as a whole.
International Federation for the Economy for the Common Good e.V. Stresemannstr. 23 22769 Hamburg Deutschland Website: www.web.ecogood.org/de
Greenpeace Energy only offers electricity from clean power plants - without coal and nuclear power. In this way, customers make an important contribution to climate protection and significantly improve their CO2 balance. In addition, they help to conserve valuable resources and avoid dangerous nuclear waste.
Greenpeace Energy eG Hongkongstraße 10 20457 Hamburg Tel: +49 (0)40 / 808 110-600 Fax: +49 (0)40 / 808 110-666 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Webseite: www.greenpeace-energy.de
Quality management system according to ISO 9001
The certification of the management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 proves that we work on quality and efficiency with sustainability. The ISO 9001:2015 standard includes a commitment to continuous improvement and a process-oriented approach. The overarching goal is to achieve customer satisfaction through consistent product management and holistic services.
TÜV Nord CERT GmbH Fachbereich Managementsysteme Region Mitte/ Ost Am TÜV 1 30519 Hannover Tel: 0511-9986-0 Fax: 0511-9986-2555 E-Mail: email@example.com www.tuev-nord-cert.de
All oils and fragrance compositions are made from 100% natural, essential organic oils that have been produced fairly and sustainably. All essential oils that are declared as food bear the EC eco seal. All other essences from controlled organic cultivation that are declared as natural cosmetics are marked with the TAOASIS organic seal.
The vegan flower is a well-known symbol of the vegan lifestyle. Also now a registered seal of approval from the Vegan Society England to identify vegan products. The flower vouches for products and production processes that are free of animal components and animal testing. The seal of quality is particularly widespread in the UK.