The COSMOS Label
COSMOS is a label that certifies the organic or natural aspect of a product. 🌿✔
It’s the result of a collaboration between five very important organic organisations, they are experienced since they’ve existed for quite a long time now.
BDIH 🇩🇪, Cosmebio 🇫🇷, ECOCERT 🇫🇷, ICEA 🇮🇹 and Soil Association 🇬🇧.
In the interest of consumers and businesses, they decided to standardise their charters thus making a single, easier to understand, fairer and trustworthy European label. 🇪🇺
There are two COSMOS labels :
- COSMOS natural : this label certifies that the ingredients in the product are natural.
- COSMOS Organic : this label certifies that the ingredients in the product are organic. The pourcentage of organic ingredients needs to be indicated.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE COSMOS ?
The COSMOS label is renowned in Europe and consumers trust it because it’s demanding and reliable.
To be certified you need to meet a large amount of detailed requirements. Here are some of the main requirements :
▪ The provenance of the ingredients and how they are processed: the processing has to be minimal and has to respect the green Chemistry guidelines.
▪ The products composition : the product has to contain a certain amount of organic ingredients to be COSMOS Organic certified.
▪ The storage, making process, and packaging need to have a responsable and respectful waste management system.
▪ Labelling and communication : the company commits to giving the consumer all necessary information and to not mislead its customers.
Every year COSMOS checks to see if they renew or not the certification of a product. This keeps companies on their toes and makes sure the legitimacy and quality of the label is upheld. 🔍
For example, during one of these checks, the quantity of raw materials bought and check against the quantity produced. This enables to assure that a brand isn't only buying a small amount of organic material and then mixing it to an other non-organic raw material.
We decided to get the quality of our products certified to reassure skeptics.This logo on our products is a powerful argument for our little business to convince and seduce. ⚖
We are proud that we managed to get this label, it took a lot of time and effort and really feels like a great reward after all the work we put in throughout every stage. 😁
You can find the COSMOS standards here.